Vera Salome Varner (nee Cushing)

Vera Salome Varner (nee Cushing)

Varner, Vera Salome (Cushing)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Vera Salome Varner, on April 18th, 2012 with her family by her side.

Vera was born in Kelowna, BC on July 31, 1917. She moved to Vancouver to pursue her career as a pharmacist. In 1941, Vera married the love of her life, Derrell, whom she met at the Kelowna Rowing Club.

Vera and Derrell and their daughters moved to Trail in 1953 when Derrell accepted a transfer with Eatons. Vera worked at pharmacies in Trail, Fruitvale, and Salmo. She loved her trips down south each winter with Derrell.

She was devoted to her church and she volunteered at the senior homes as the pianist for sing-a-longs. She loved to knit for her family and has created many sweaters and afghans which will hold fond memories for all of us.

Vera adored her four daughters and after Derrell passed, she enjoyed all of her new adventures with the girls. Vera was always positive and cheerful and loved people.

She will live on in the hearts of her children; Lynn (Alton), Janis (Sydney), Diane (Chuck) and Wendy (Michael); 9 grandchildren: Kevin (Holly), Kristy (Paul), Emma (Braydon), Neville (Brea), Kyle (Krystal), Kate, Colleen, Evan and Nathan; and her 6 great-grandchildren: Zoe, Tessa, Kaeden, Amy, Sean and Brooklyn.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Trail United Church at 1300 Pine Avenue

Trail, BC on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:00 am with Reverend Keith Simmonds officiating. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude for the loving care mom received from Dr. Hume, Silver City Gardens staff, Interior Health Home, Community Care Services and the 3rd floor nurses at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Your compassion and support will last in our hearts forever. Special thanks to family and friends who provided comfort during our time of sorrow.

As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in Vera’s name may be made to the Trail United Church at 1300 Pine Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4E6 or to a charity of your choice.

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