Vera passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 just hours before her 99th birthday.
Vera was the second child of seven born to Frank and Olive Kirby of Spy Hill, SK.
Vera will be lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Shirlene; her daughter Laurel (Joe) St.Onge; grandchildren Deidre (Grant) Meyer, Tanya Donaldson, Blaine (Sylvia Marshall) Donaldson, Caleigh and Riley St.Onge; great-grandchildren Morgan and Emily Meyer, and Mathew and Parker Donaldson; her sisters Polly Andrew and Jean Orth; and sisters-in-law Betty Kirby and Jean Bigler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Vera was predeceased by her husband Murray (one day after their 69th anniversary), her son Terry, her parents, Olive and Frank Kirby, her infant brother Frankie, her in-laws Bert and Rannie Donaldson, her brothers Dick, Ted and Don Kirby, her sisters-in-law Thora and Lil Kirby, Ruth Coghill, Birdie Malcolm and Beryle Donaldson; her brothers-in-law Elmer Andrew, Glenn Orth, George Malcolm, Charlie Donaldson and John Coghill, family friend Grant Chilcott and several nephews and one great niece.
Vera loved her family and they meant the world to her. She was a good friend and neighbour, and she lived a good life. She was a very talented lady who always had a twinkle in her eyes and a lovely smile. Vera touched the lives of those around her and she will be greatly missed.
The funeral was held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Spy Hill Community Hall with interment at Spy Hill Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society—Lung Research at 1910 McIntyre St., Regina, SK, S4P 2R3, in memory of Vera.
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