September 20, 1923 – September 17, 2020
On Thursday, September 17, on the 13th anniversary of her daughter Carol’s passing, Verna Bourne of Calgary, Alberta (formerly Wolseley, Saskatchewan) passed away. She was 96.
Verna was predeceased by her husband Allen in 1981, daughter Carol in 2007, sister Laura and brother Lawrence. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Raymond (Aty); five grandchildren, Michael, Clinton (Heather), Cyndi (Nathan), Michelle, and Chris; three great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; her siblings Yvonne, Harvey (Marilynn), Ruth, Gerald, Joyce (Harvey), Donald (Bona), Darlene, Marion (Harvey), as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Verna grew up in rural Saskatchewan. She met her husband Allen and they started a farm in 1943 near Wolseley. She was an Avon sales representative for many years, was very active with the United Church, both with the United Church Women and as a Sunday School Teacher, and helped with Canadian Girls in Training. Verna and Allen moved from the farm to Wolseley in 1980 to retire. After moving to Wolseley, she enjoyed traveling with friends, quilting, and playing cards. She was family-focused; often attending family functions, having guests at the farm and her door was always open for her grandchildren when they ‘forgot’ their lunch.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, SK on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm. For the health and safety of all guests and staff, everyone attending the service will be required to wear a mask. Masks are available free of charge for your use. Due to covid-19 restrictions, there is limited seating. If you wish to attend the service, please RSVP by calling Tubman Funeral Home, 1-800-667-8962. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wolseley UCW c/o Madeline Dunn, Box 217, Wolseley, SK. S0G 5H0
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 3, 2020
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September 28, 2020
Aunty Verna was always so kind and soft spoken. I always loved going to the farm. My favourite memory was Aunty Verna used to chuckle and say “I know you’re not here to see me”. I was in love with her dog “Lady”, the collie they used to have in the 1960s. Of course, her warm smile and twinkle in her eye always conveyed that little secret. So later, we would gaze at each other with the forever secret that we still missed “Lady”. I will miss her and have missed not seeing her through our distances. But love for her and what kind of lady she was, will be eternal.
Linda and Roy Moss
September 25, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all your wonderful memories give you some peace and happiness now and in the days ahead. Verna was an amazing woman.
September 25, 2020
Auntie Verna was wonderful! I loved coming to the farm and loved when she invited me to the Avon cupboard to choose something. The farm trips were part of childhood and I absolutely loved being with family. I’ll see you in heaven Auntie.
September 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all family members. Reinhold Fehler and Christine Madeley