Vera Dunham passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011 at Cascade Hospice at the age of 87 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Garry (Edith), Ken (Kitty), Bonnie (Wayne) and Jim (Betty); eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester William “Bill” in 1981 and granddaughter, Zoe Long.
Vera was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1924. She served in the Armed Forces during WWII (1942-1944). Following her discharge, Vera found work with the Federal Government as a switchboard operator for 32 years. Vera was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the North American Speed Skating Champion and was a past coach of the Sardis Flyers Speed Skating club and a former member of the Happy Tappers Dance group. Vera loved to knit and sew.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Masonic Hall, 45905 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC.