1917 – 2015
Veronica passed away peacefully in the presence of her family May 29, 2015, aged 98, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Armstrong, BC. She is survived by her loving sons: Joe (Christine) and David (Zoe Anne); grandchildren: Douglas (Julia), Carol (Jay), Tové (Ron), and Sheridan (David); great granddaughters: Melissa, Emily, and Leiv; and many nieces and nephews.
Veronica was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Max in 2005. She was the last survivor of 9 siblings. Born in Tramping Lake, SK, Veronica came to BC at age 19 with her parents and siblings to settle in Kelowna. She was a very hard worker and despite her hearing handicap and limited education, she had no trouble getting a job. Veronica married Max in 1941 and settled in Armstrong on their Schubert Road Farm.
Mom loved her flowers and garden and insisted on eating organic home-cooked meals with vegetables and meat grown on their farm. Her two boys were never allowed candy or pop. Veronica furthered her education by taking correspondence courses with tutoring from her many good friends. She worked in the Armstrong library for 31 years, was a member of the Armstrong and District Garden Club for over 25 years, and was an active member of the Knob Hill Ladies Aid for many years.
Veronica and Max sold vegetables at the first farmer’s market and for many years after. Mom was famous for her cooking and sewing, which she entered in the Armstrong fair along with vegetables from their garden and won many first prizes year after year.
We would like to thank Dr. Viljoen and staff at Pleasant Valley Manor for their loving care of mom in her final days. Also special thanks to friends and neighbours along with Frank and Helen Speed who enabled mom to stay in her house until December 2014.
At Veronica’s request there will be no funeral service. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866