WHEELER; Vera Rose (nee Newell)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Vera passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, and her precious dog Peanut. Vera was born and raised in Pouch Cove, Nfld. Vera resided the last 30 years in B.C., where she and her husband managed hotels across B.C.

Vera is survived by her family, and adopted family. She will lovingly be remembered by all who knew her, and sadly missed by her friends and family, husband, Al Wheeler; step-daughters, Terry, Sheryl, and Jacqui; brother-in-law Garnet and wife Maxine Wheeler of Flin Flon, Man., adopted family, Evelyn and Dean McTavish, Sue and Lucky Van Velthoven, Patrick and Corenia McCarthy of Chilliwack, Jim and Lesley Jones of Calgary, Alta., and Wade and Mary Ellen Jones of Winnipeg, Man.; siblings, Mildred Knight of Newfoundland, Marion Newell of Nova Scotia, Victor Newell of Ontario, and Paul Newell of Nova Scotia; also numerous nieces, and nephews, Kenneth, Wade, Mikaela, Sheena, Philip, Sean, Jayson, Sarah, Blossom, Cindy, Pauline, Arlene, Darren, Candice, and Wade; and Vera’s Aunt Hazel and Uncle Fred Tremblett of Bonavista, Nfld.

A special thank you to the staff at Chilliwack General Hospital, Dr. Lori Laughland, B.C. Cancer Agency, Continuing Care staff, and Fraser Cheam Home Support, for all your kindness and care. God bless you all. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency, or Palliative Care Unit at Chilliwack General Hospital.

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