We sadly announce the passing of our mother Velda on October 17, 2011 at the age of 84 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Al, sister Mary and brother Jack.

Surviving her are her children; son Gary (Linda), daughters Dianne (Cliff), Linda (Brian) and Susan (Gord), grandchildren Sharon (Darren), Alan (Sarah), Denise (Russ), Stephanie (Cliff), Mike (Erin), Jennifer (Will) and Kathleen, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Shirley (Jack), brother Larry (Lucy), brother-in-law Ernie, cousin Ken (Lill), several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

Thank you to Dr. Henderson and to the nurses, doctors and staff of the 6th floor at NRGH.

A private family service will be held at a later.

For those who wish to donate in Velda’s memory may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parksville/Qualicum, PO Box 730, Parksville, BC V9P 2G8. She will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements

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