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Verna Wilson
October 22, 1923 - January 19, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Verna passed away on January 19, 2017 in her 94th year. She spent her last three years at a wonderful facility Sherwood Care in Sherwood Park. <br> <br>Those who knew mom and enjoyed her friendship knew she was always ready to lend a hand, offer a bed, a home away from home – and the delicious homemade food just kept coming. <br> <br>Verna was predeceased by her husband Morris in 2008. She was the eldest of four children born to Arnold and Irene Buchanan- all were born in McCreary Manitoba. All of her siblings, Leona Murphy and Gordon and Roy Buchanan along with their parents, predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law Allan Frado. Left to mourn her loss are daughters Donna Wilson and Diane Frado, grandchildren Jeffry and Lisa Frado and Jodi and Kevin Boldt. GG will be sorely missed by great grandsons Dean and Craig Boldt and Dylan Frado. She is also survived by sister-in-law Diane Buchanan and wonderful friends Shirley Slater, Linda Ramsey and Karin Nicks. <br> <br>Mom had a very special relationship with nephews, nieces and many cousins. She was the glue that held our family together. <br> <br>Verna led a very interesting and rewarding life. She was athletic in her younger years and was a great softball player and curler. She was a Girl Guide leader, very active in her church and taught Sunday School and was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She was an outstanding cosmetician and worked in cosmetics at the Bay and three different drugstores during her career. Mom loved music. She played drums in a marching band and played piano accompanying her dad playing the fiddle. Fingers drumming and toes tapping where wonderful to watch as she enjoyed all of the music at the Care Centre. <br> <br>Both mom and dad loved to travel and made a few trips to Europe. They particularly enjoyed their motor home and spent a winter in Arizona, a trip across Canada and many trips to British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to visit with family and friends. Mom’s most outstanding characteristics were love for people, being a positive role model and was accepting of all. She was a very generous and loving person and many people have commented on her beautiful smile. Mom you were an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, GG, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. We cherish your memories and the example of a life well lived that you set especially for your family. <br> <br>While we are terribly saddened with your passing we have been so enriched by your life. Your unbending commitment to family was felt and admired by many. We will love you always and miss you forever. <br> <br>Our family is so thankful and grateful for the exemplary care provided to mom by ALL staff at Sherwood Care and in particular the staff on West. <br> <br>A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 13,2017 at 2:00 at Glenwood Funeral Home 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park Alberta. In lieu of flowers and if so desired please make donations to the Sherwood Care Centre 2020 Brentwood Blvd. Sherwood Park, AB T8A 0X1 or Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories <br>14925 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 2P6 <br></div>