We We regret to announce the passing of Vera Helen Pukal (nee Sunderman) on February 13, 2008 in Vernon, BC. Vera was raised in Fork Lake, AB. She will lovingly be remembered by her son Maury Pukal of Calgary, AB; daughter Tanya (Richard) Pattullo and granddaughters Malia and Brooklyn Pattullo of Vernon, BC . She is survived by her sisters Lois (Ed) Warawa of Chilliwack, BC; Dorine (Paul) Kuzma of St. Paul, AB; Elinor (Joe) Bell of Morinville, AB; Gail (Don) Draper of Osoyoos, BC and brother-in-law Walter Palkun of Boyle, AB. Vera was pre-deceased by her husband Lou Pukal, parents Lillian and Joseph Sunderman and sister Carol Palkun. Vera had many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother & sister in-laws and friends who will all miss her kind hearted, loving spirit. Her strength and courage has been an inspiration to us all.

Special thanks to Dr. Gavin Smart, Father Martin Peyton and all the wonderful staff and volunteers at The Vernon Hospice House for their excellent care and compassion to Vera and her family during this difficult time.

A Memorial Service celebrating Vera’s life will be held

Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm at The Vernon Funeral Home. In accordance with Vera’s wishes, she will be laid to rest in Fork Lake, AB.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers to please donate to The Vernon & District Hospice Society – 3506 27th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Vernon Funeral Home, 3007 28th St. Vernon, BC 542-0155.

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