Elma N. Verigin passed away peacefully at the Westview Continuing Care Centre in Stony Plain, Alberta on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the age of 85 years.
She was born in Verigin Saskatchewan on November 20th, 1925 to Nick and Mable Shukin.
As a young woman she moved to Nelson, B.C. and married Kay K. Verigin on June 3rd, 1945. They had their first child Laurence Kenneth on June 19, 1946 and their second child on December 2, 1950 when their daughter Sharon Kay was born.
Elma loved her role as mother and homemaker and enjoyed her hobbies of gardening, cooking, knitting, crocheting and bingo night with the ladies.
In 1998 Elma lost her husband of 53 years. Not long after, Elma had serious health issues and moved to Stony Plain to live with Sharon and Wayne. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her father Nick (1952), her mother Mable (1978), sister Mary (1984), and brothers William (1989), Alex (1995) and Pete (2003)
She leaves to mourn her loss, her son Laurence, her daughter Sharon (Wayne), 11 grandchildren: Bob, Lana, Kelly, Chris, Dan, Melanie, Ron, Nancy, Dan, David and Susan, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
We would like to thank Dr. Greg Boughen, Dr. Kata Matic, Home Care and the Westview Health Centre Continuing Care facility for the care and compassion given Elma and the family. We would also like to extend out thanks to Parkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain; Thompson Funeral Home, Nelson, B.C.; and the Hume Hotel, Nelson, B.C.
The family would like to say a very big thank you to all who have supported us in so many ways. It has
helped us in our time of loss.