Verna McQuarrie (nee Konkin) Streleoff

July 30, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with great sorrow that the family of Verna McQuarrie (nee Konkin) Streleoff announce the passing of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother in Castlegar, on July 30, 2022.
Verna was born in Pelly Saskatchewan to Fred W. Konkin and Molly F Konkin nee Demoskoff. At the age of 10 months, Verna and her parents moved to the Crescent Valley area where she grew up. Through her childhood and youth, Verna attended school in Crescent Valley as well as worked on their family dairy farm. She enjoyed close family relationships with her sister and large extended family especially her cousins.
Verna settled in Pass Creek, where she and her husband raised a family of 8 children on their farm.
Later years Verna resided in Castlegar and eventually Castleview Care Center when her health declined and where she passed.
Verna had an outgoing social personality and was hospitable. Her coffee pot was always on and her door always open to family and friends. She especially loved her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She treasured visits, phone calls, and mail from her family.
Verna will be remembered for her big heart, her generosity, her playfulness and creativity. She will be remembered for her love and friendship and true caring about everyone.
She will be remembered for the things she did and loved like flowers, gardening and her green thumb, crocheting doilies, handicrafts, angels, coloring books, reading, music, dancing, laughing and big huge hugs.
Verna is survived by her children and their partners: Sam and Sonia, Marj and Walter, Jack and Connie, Loretta, Kaye and Cam, Fred and Jane, Bob and Maribel, Amanda and Michael; 39 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, sister Rose.
A Service and Celebration of Life was held on August 9, 2022 at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Followed by Interment at the Krestova Cemetery.
On behalf of the family of Verna Mcquarrie we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family, relatives and friends for your support during our time of loss.
We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts her Care Givers and dear friends at Castleview Care Center, who genuinely cared about and for our mom.
We would like to thank Ali Butts and everyone at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel for your assistance, Leeza Perehudoff for your lovely singing, Melissa for the PowerPoint, Harry Zeabin for your guidance in the service and at the cemetery, Andre and the grave diggers for preparing Mom’s final resting place, The Psalm singers for your lovely singing at the cemetery, Lorraine, Paris and Cathy for the Lunch .

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