Vera Lynn Wood

29 August, 19636 April, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Paull/White, Lewis/Lacket Joe, Nicholson & Wood Families

Late Vera Lynn Wood (nee: Paull) Sunrise: August 29, 1963 – Sunset: April 6, 2021

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of our dear relative Vera Lynn Wood (nee Paull). Vera passed away surrounded by love of family and friends at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. She was born in Vancouver on August 29, 1963 to her mother Lucille (nee Lewis) and father Eddy Paull. She descends from the Paull/White & Lewis/Lacket Joe families of Squamish Nation. She was raised in North Vancouver on Mission IR No. 1 - Eslha7an and attended Queen Mary Elementary School, St. Edmunds Elementary School, Hamilton Junior High and graduated from Carson Graham Senior Secondary. Her post-secondary studies included her Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University and a Business Administration course at Capilano University.

Vera had a great work ethic and was inspiring, motivating and always supportive. She began at CP Rail then went on to work with Squamish Nation’s Social Development Department and Ayas Men Men Child and Family Services. Vera was a very kind, gentle person who was loyal and dedicated to family and friends. She lived for a number of years with ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, and was amazing through the progression of the illness. She always managed to radiate and glow with her beautiful smile no matter how much pain she endured.

Vera will be dearly missed by her loving Dad Edwin Ivan Nicholson; husband Carlyle Davison Keers Wood; children Amanda Robin Wood, Skwét7siya (Adrian), Sean Carlyle Keers Wood, Sk’altxw (Kayla), Stephanie Eva Acadia Wood, Kwetaselwet (Liam); grand-puppies Maisie, Josie & Penny; Siblings Shellene Marie Paull, Skwét7siya, Edmund ‘Joe’ Nevin Paull (Mira), George D. Nicholson, Mulks (Shannon); nephews & nieces, Joseph Moore, Kweltxw, and Matthew Moore, Skwét7saltxw; Griffin, Molly, Taylor & Riley Nicholson, Niki, Stefan & Tereza Tacic, Isaac Joe, Angela Tivy, Chris, Tamara, Lindsay, Lee-anna, & Jake Wood; aunt Lila May Johnston (nee: Lewis); special aunts Gloria Wilson & Judy Hanazawa; special sisters Chief Leanne Patricia Joe, Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Tim), Eileen ‘Chooch’ Glenna-Marie Joe (Dave); special friends Sandra Nahanee, Lorelie Hughes, Michelle Cameron, Maureen Black; and many many loving relatives & dear friends.

"The family would like everyone to know that they would like to invite so many more of Vera's extended family and friends, but are restricted by COVID-19 protocols. After restrictions are lifted they plan to have a Celebration and remember Vera together"

Due to the Covid restrictions, a Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at the Mission Cemetery in North Vancouver. For those wishing to view the service on Wednesday go to; by referencing Vera Lynn Wood in the search box her picture will appear, click on her photo and the service can be viewed; the webcast for the service will begin at 9:45 am. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Wood family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Phone 604-255-5444.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 14 April , 2021


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