(Née Gogal) (1922 – 2009)
Our beloved Verna passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 24, at the age of 86.
Her big smile and bright blue eyes were always there to give you a warm greeting. She was a very generous individual and would go out of her way to help anyone in need. Always on the go, Verna enjoyed being busy and never had time for idle moments. She remained very positive through life’s ups and downs and always said, “It’s a great life.”
Verna is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John Stanley Orheim and her siblings Mike and Nellie; her children Elwood, Dexter and Linda (Russell), and granddaughter Sylvia; her nephews Thomas Smud, James, Robert (Marie) and John Davies (Nina), along with their mother Christine; and great nephews Mark and Patrick; her sister-in-law Olive, brother-in-law Edolph (Irene), sister-in-law Elene (Edwin) and numerous nephews and nieces-in-law.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Verna’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada: http://www.alzheimer.ca/ or to another charity.