Vera Boone was born in Yorkshire, England October 10, 1936 and passed away in Chilliwack April 7, 2003.
Vera met her husband Chuck in Nottingham, England while his father and family were stationed there with the RCAF. Chuck joined the RCAF in London, England in 1955 and returned to Canada for training. He sent for Vera in 1956 and they were married at RCAF Station Lachine, P.Q. in May 1957.
They had four children, William in Ontario, Donna (Charlie) and grandchildren, Cody and Stevi-Lee of Colorado, USA, Jodee (Dell) and grandchildren, Josh and Justin of Chilliwack, and Laura and grandchild baby Kacey (nine months old) of Chilliwack. As well as one sister and her family in England.
Vera and Chuck spent 36 plus years with their family in the Canadian Air Force throughout Canada and many years associated with the USAF throughout the United States.
Vera loved taking care of her children and doing many different arts and crafts. She was a terrific bowler. The most loving and wonderful wife one could ever have, a very beautiful and very loving and cherished mother and a very loving and caring grandmother (Nan and Min).
Vera was forever helping needy people and couldn’t do enough for them. Vera also made teddy bears to give to needy children at Christmas. Vera just loved children and anyone else she ever met. She never had bad feelings for anyone. She forever gave more love and good tidings to all. She loves God and Jesus and is now in the care of our loving Lord and Creator. One day, God willing, we’ll all be together again with our loving Lord in Heaven.
What a great person she was. How fortunate and blessed we were to have her. Although in our hearts and minds we feel like we did not have her as long as we felt we needed and wanted. If we had our way, we’d hold on to her forever, but a million years probably still wouldn’t be enough. Mom dropped her seed and nurtured us, loved us and guided us the best that she could. We couldn’t have chosen a more loving wonderful person to be our mother, our min, nan or dad’s wife. There are more memories we have about her that we could write about.
Everything she did was special. She was always a good listener whom we could talk to whenever we needed someone to talk to. Mom always had a shoulder to cry on, a laugh to share, a hug or kiss to give. We thought she was as close to perfect as God could make. What a warm, soft human she was. Mom always put herself aside so that she could focus on other people. She always had an extra hand to offer any chance that she could help out. Her grandchildren all adore her. She was and is the best’’est’’.
Knowing the pain and suffering she was going through hurt us all. So we welcomed her being set free and although we are hurting, we know the pain will subside in time. Never will she be forgotten, she was our whole lives. We loved her then and we love her now. God Bless you Mom (Nan). We miss you. Thank you Mom for all you taught us, for all you showed us and for all you were. Rest in peace, love forever and a day. Vera will be greatly missed but never forgotten by her remaining family and many, many loving friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kerr and Dr. Wiggins for their wonderful care and concern they provided for Vera, as well as the nurses and staff of Chilliwack General Hospital for their loving care. The family would also like to thank Pastor Adam Wiggins for wonderful last rights and lovely service provided for the immediate family.
McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.