Verna was born on March 11, 1926 in Dauphin, MB and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. Verna was predeceased by her husband Merlin of 53 years; parents, Pearl and Nicholas Trach; sisters Mary and Anne; brothers Joe, Mike and Frank. Verna is survived by her loving family: three daughters Patricia Sutherland, of Whiterock, BC and Shirley Joorisity of Calgary, AB, Christine Strauss of Lethbridge, AB; her grandchildren Scott Sutherland of Surrey, BC and Karen and Wesley Joorisity of Calgary, AB and Michael, Mark & Ryan Strauss of Calgary, AB; great grandchildren Ella and Emma Sutherland of Surrey, BC and Alice and Nicholas Joorisity, Calgary, AB.
Verna had a love and passion for antiques that developed into a successful business in Kelowna. This overflowed to her home that contained all things antique.
Verna also shared a love of horse racing, gardening and aiding others.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:30 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow in St Theresa’s Cemetery, 2860 Sexsmith Rd Kelowna BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”