Born November 17, 1933, Verna passed away into peace on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in Vernon Hospice with her daughter, Lorri, and son-in-law, Laurie, by her side.

Verna was predeceased by: her parents Fred and Emma Rothenburger; her husband Steve; her daughter Leslie; and her sister Norma Kirby. She is survived by: daughter Lorri (Laurie) Kidd and their children Amy and Greg; Leslie’s children: Amanda, Chris, Michelle, and their families including 8 great grandchildren; her sisters Carol Oystryk of Edmonton Alberta, and Connie Schwarz of Whitby Ontario; and brother-in-law Gordon Kirby of Red Deer Alberta along with their families.  

After raising her family, and her husband Steve’s passing, Verna returned to school to become an LPN and had a successful career in the Vernon hospital. After retirement, she enjoyed her volunteer work at the Red Cross and travelled to areas of the world such as New Zealand, Africa, and across Canada. She loved her condo in Ironwood and was proud to be one of the original owners until this spring when her health declined and she then moved to Carrington.  She enjoyed the company of her good friends: Jan, Marcelle, Marge, and Ruth.  

Lorri and Laurie wish to thank the staffs at VJH, Gateby, the wonderful care aides of Carrington and compassionate staff at Hospice where Mom was truly lucky to spend her last hours. Also thanks to Dr. Hayward for her care and to Don Kidd (brother-in-law) for his support over the last 7 months.  

No flowers by request. If you wish to honour

Verna’s memory, please choose a donation to the Red Cross or North Okanagan Hospice Society. Thank you to Malachi at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home for his care with arrangements.

A graveside interment and small gathering will be held at a later date.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at

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