Velda Carter passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2004 in her 78th year surrounded by her loving family and following a courageous battle with cancer.
Velda was born on May 17, 1926 in Moncton, New Brunswick, the daughter of Allie and Flossie Collier, where she spent her youth with her seven brothers and one sister. Married to Richard (Dick) Carter when he returned from service in the 2nd World War, Velda’s time as a military wife spanned 24 years. With Dick, son Gary and daughter Sandra, she created homes in Chilliwack, Kingston, Whitehorse, Winnipeg and finally put down roots in Chilliwack for the past 30 years.
Velda cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, had a love for dogs, birds and flowers and enjoyed gardening, camping and sewing. A proud, gentle lady, Velda’s boundless energy and kind, caring nature are remembered by her loving family and friends.
Velda is survived by her son, Gary Carter of Chilliwack and her daughter, Sandra Burnett (Keith) of Chilliwack; three grandsons, Richard Carter (Kerr)) of Abbotsford, Brad Carter of Chilliwack and Rob Burnett of Chilliwack; four great-grandchildren, Sydnie, Carly, Brette and Brooke; one brother, Hollis Collier of Moncton and one sister, Carmen Woortman of Moncton; and her dear friend Richard Bradford of Chilliwack.
Velda was pre-deceased by her husband Dick, in 1993, and six brothers, Earl, Jack, Ray, Brock, Winslow and Aldean Collier.
A celebration of Velda’s life with family and friends will be held at Minter Gardens at a date to be determined.