12 October , 19461 April , 2019

Vera Duman (nee Dumanski) passed away on April 1, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, aged 72, with family at her bedside.

She is predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Rosalia Dumanski of Kelowna, BC. Survived by her son Josef Vorlicek (Aida), brother George Dumanski (Angelika), grandchildren Katarina, Sonia, Jonathan and Sara, and great-grandchildren.

Born in Erlangen, Germany in 1946, she came to Canada with her parents in 1948, settling in Lethbridge, then moving to Kelowna in 1960.

Vera was a long-time employee of Shell Canada in Calgary where she lived since the mid-1970’s. Her job was her passion. She touched many lives in Calgary and was loved by many.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Surrey Centre Cemetery, 16671 Old McLellan Rd., Surrey, BC at 2:00 pm on Thursday April 11, 2019. Reception to follow at family residence in Langley.


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Tom and Catherine Wood

14 April 2019

Vera and I worked at Shell in Calgary for several years. We shared work habits that allowed us to produce complete and exacting reports from flimsy and late to arrive data - it was a pleasure to find and work with a person who can do this. I can't remember a cross word between us.

Vera and my wife Catherine became friends during meals at her place and ours. We all enjoyed good and plentiful food with long chat filled meals.

We will miss her.

Rae Cardiff

9 April 2019

I met Vera at Shell when training her in a position I was moving on from, and we became friends. Vera was a warm and interesting person who believed we are all connected, and considered everything she said carefully. One of her greatest joys was connecting with her son and his family. My sincere condolences on the passing of this special soul.