Verda Marie (Bergermann) SMOOD

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February 23 1944 ~ May 15 2013

With heavy hearts we announce that Verda passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Seniors Village Complex Care Unit, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Predeceased by her husband, Ernest John (Ernie) in 2003, she is lovingly remembered by her four children; Carey (Joy), Corinne, Chesley (Heather) and Candice (Jaymes), grandchildren; Tyler, Jenna, Cayden and Ella, as well as, eleven brothers and sisters, their spouses, many nieces, nephews and many more "fantastic friends".

Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to John and Clara, Verda was the middle child of twelve children. Verda had a very strong work ethic and owned and operated, Bergies Janitorial for many years, a very successful janitorial company in Port Alberni, B.C.

In her retirement years, Verda enjoyed walking, her involvement in the Catholic Church and making many friends wherever she went.

A prayer service will be held at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 4731 Burke Rd., Port Alberni, B.C., at 7:00 pm, on Monday, May 20 2013, followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, with Father Frank Franz officiating. Cremation will follow.

We would like to extend our deepest heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Complex Care Unit of Nanaimo Seniors Village, as well as to Dr. Brian Calvin for the compassionate, personal and loving care provided to our dear Mom. "Your care kept her comfortable, which in turn brought us solace, and we know she is now at peace singing & dancing in heaven with our Dad."

Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting desired, donations in memory of Verda can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Verda Marie (Bergermann) Smood (nee Bergermann)
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors
4005 Sixth Ave | Port Alberni, BC V9Y4M6 | (250) 723-3633
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