born July 19, 1936, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2010 at the age of 73. Survived by daughter, Susan McKenzie (Rob), and son Bill Huber (Karen), all of Kelowna. She proudly enjoyed five grandchildren, Meghan Taschuk (Ryan), Chelsea Baldinger (Pascal), David McKenzie (Sarah), Marin and Natalie Huber, and two great grandchildren, Ava Baldinger and Austin Taschuk. Also survived by brother Ron Dobson (Donna) of Florida, and sister Renee Dobson (Jack) of Ladner, B.C., along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by her loving husband Willy, in 2006. Velma was a wonderful mother, granny, wife and friend. Always there for her family. She loved to explore and share new things through her joy of teaching. Her interests were many including Tai Chi, hiking, gardening, singing, reading, cooking and laughing. Her courage and determination were never more evident than over the past seven years. We will miss her and love her always. God Bless You, Mom. A special thank you to the staff of Sutherland Hills for their gentle care.
A Memorial Service was be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, at 2:00 pm with Reverend Rick Potter officiating.
Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak Street, Room B321 Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.