Maria Anna Verbruggen

Maria Anna Verbruggen

We regret to announce the

passing at Noric House in

Vernon, on August 3, 2014 of

Maria (“Mary”) Verbruggen at

the age of 100 years.

Mary was born in Holland and came to the Okanagan in

the early 1950s, settling in Coldstream with her family.

She has been a member of the Coldstream Women’s

Institute for many years and a member of the Catholic

Women’s League for over 65 years.

Mary was the last surviving member of her generation and

was predeceased by her husband Harry in 2004. She will

be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children:

sons Bill (Trudy), Tony (Jo-Anne) and Nick (Debra);

daughter Jo (Gary) Morgan; nine grandchildren and six

great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and

extended family members.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. James’ Roman

Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 am,

with the Reverend Father Ian Boyd, Celebrant. Cremation

followed. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon

Funeral Home. 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered


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