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1925 - 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very special person. Vera Drinka passed away on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 in her 88th year. She was predeceased by her husband Vend, her mother Barbara, her father Stephan and her brother Nick. She leaves behind a large family: three sisters; Sandra (Bill); Ann (Nick) and Olga, three children; Deanna (Ed); Sandra and Elaine (Rob), ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, plus numerous extended family members. Vera's younger years were filled with book keeping for their family bulldozing business while raising her girls, working in her huge vegetable garden and tending to her many animals. In recent years, her days were filled with activities that brought her joy. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was an expert at both. She loved gardening and her garden was filled with many colourful and beautiful flowers. She spent endless hours feeding, watching and learning about the multitude of birds that shared the many feeders outside her kitchen windows. Vera was a wonderful and selfless woman who always put others ahead of herself. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at Valley View Funeral Home at 14660 - 72 Avenue in Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 2, 2014