Gertrude (Trudy) Venables

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Trudy Venables announces the passing of our mum, grandma and great grandma on April 6, 2011 in her 94th year.

Trudy was born in Leeds, England to Florence (Moody) and Walter Wing, on Dec. 2, 1916. Trudy worked as a milliner and a chemist’s assistant before entering nursing in Leeds. She later went to work at Anlaby Road Hospital in Hull where she served throughout WW II. Trudy loved to dance her entire life and met, and later married, a Canadian serviceman she met at a dance in Blackpool. In June of 1946, as a war bride with a young baby, Trudy left England and all she knew and braved her way to the new world (Canada) aboard the Queen Mary II along with hundreds of other war brides and babies, and made her new home in Vancouver where she lived for the next 45 years. In 1959, Trudy went to work full time as Nurses’ Aide at the Vancouver General Hospital where she worked for over 20 years and was dearly loved by her coworkers who all called her “mum”. In 1991, after ten years of retirement from Vancouver General Hospital she relocated to Vernon to be closer to her family. To the end Trudy never lost her sharp wit and curious mind. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her daughter Sandie Hoberg (Karen), granddaughters, Risa Eyers (Don) and Davida Hoberg (Jed) and her beloved great grandsons, Cohen and Dixon.

In keeping with Trudy’s wishes, a private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers , those wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Trudy to the SPCA or BC Childrens’ Hospital.

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