WILSON, Verna (nee Romanoff)
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November 13, 1921 - February 16, 2014
Our wonderful mother passed away peacefully, Sunday, Feb. 15th, 2014. The daughter of Russian and English pioneers who settled in the Peace River country and the town of Beaverlodge, Alberta, she had a true prairie spirit and was not one to sit back and let life roll on without her. She got both feet wet and both hands in the dirt...literally! Verna was a highly respected member of the mining community. In fact her biggest dream was to have a working gold mine before she died. That didn't happen but she sure had fun trying. Whether determined to go to Australian Outback to look at mining stakes or working in the garden or toiling at the office, she was never one to sit back and be idle. Right to the age of 90 she worked in a Van. office Mon. to Fri. and had one of the brightest minds one will ever encounter. She was hard of hearing but loved music. We would be driving with mom, usually to a garage sale, which was her passion, and talking away knowing she didn't necessarily hear at lot that was said, but when the radio played, she tapped along to the music because she always heard the beat. It thrived inside her for she also had one of the biggest hearts of anyone we know and a great sense of humor. We will miss her deeply but are reassured knowing that she has gone to a more peaceful place and hopefully, a place that happens to have a giant flea market, because boy, did she love those! The funeral will be a private affair with immediate family only. A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Predeceased by husband, Thomas Wilson Sr. and her son Thomas Wilson Jr. Survived by daughter Doris and sons William (Toshie), Robert (Jamie), daughter-in-law Dorothy, grandchildren Midori and Koichi (Nancy) and extended family in Alberta. Request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014