(Aug. 30, 1939 – July 25, 2008)
Verna finished her war with cancer on July 25, 2008.
Verna was born in Prince Rupert the oldest daughter to Clara and Vernard Fossum.
Verna went through school in Prince Rupert and worked at City Hall. She later met and married her beloved husband Raymond Warner in Prince Rupert. She and her family lived in Campbell River, Terrace, Squamish, and then retired in Chilliwack.
Verna was predeceased by her father Vernard in 1969, as well as many other family members and dear friends throughout the years.
Verna is survived by her partner husband and best friend of over 45 Years Raymond. She is also survived by her Son Gary (Jordan and Hannah) Terrace BC; daughter Kelly and Chris Buhalis (Melanie and Jacob), Chilliwack BC; mother Clara Fossum, Chilliwack BC; two sisters: Judy and Art Warburton (Mark, Darren, Heidi, David and their families of BC and ON) Carol and PerIvar Longhelle Nannestad, Norway (Karen and Merek of London England and Petter and Monica of Norway). Also the Warner Brothers Joe and Leslie (Brent) Tony and Grace (Wade, Wanda, Cindy and their Families) Shirley and Joan (Penny, Michael, Paula, Lisa and their families) Alameda SK Adam and Martha Dillman (Lisa Brenda and their families) and her dear sister in law Anita Leonhard of Alameda Sk.
Such a tiny lady with a heart of gold and will of fire who fought her way through a battle that she accepted she would never have won. Yet she never gave up. We draw strength from your courage dear lady.
Verna had many friends who are too many to name here but you know all of you who you are and she loved each and every one of you.
Verna requested no service, however, our family will be having a get together August 30, 2008 at The Threshermen’s Association Antique Museum in Chilliwack to honor a great woman who on this day would have been 69 and who two years ago on this day was diagnosed. So if you can please stop in and join us.
In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer research.
“May we be granted the serenity to accept the things we cannot change,
The courage to change the things we can,
And the strength and wisdom to know the difference between changeable and the unchangeable.”
Sleep well, dear lady, you earned it!