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