Verna (Baba) passed away peacefully with family by her side in Duncan, BC. She was born in Brilliant, BC and spent time in foster care after being taken away from her Doukhoubour family at age five. Then at age nine came to the Queen Alexandria Solarium in Mill Bay, BC to learn future life skills.
Verna faced immediate challenges when stricken with polio at age three, which affected her right arm. For those who knew and loved her wondered how she seemed to do any task twice as fast as others, yet always cheerful. Many knew her from her years working at the Goodwill.
On Sept 26, 1953 she married the love of her life, Melville and is survived by four children Darlene, Harriss (aka Russell), Shirley and Valerie.
Her greatest joy was being a grandmother to Erin (Kelly), Darren, Ian, Sean (Tanya), Amber, Jade, Amanda (Aaron) whom she dearly loved and doted over. She would always talk about how proud and special each and every one of them were to her.
She came to learn of the many truths in the Bible and put great faith in its many promises and then dedicated her life to her God Jehovah in May 1984.
A memorial service for Verna will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1071 Canada Ave, Duncan, BC.