Douglas, Verla, “Nanny”

Born March 3rd 1932 on the family farm in Rosedale, Manitoba (near Neepawa) daughter of Paul & Mary Simon. Her journey ended in Nanaimo, BC January 18th, 2017 with her devoted family by her side. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Jack in 1986.

She is survived by her children Jordy (Joni) and Kelly Boers (Ian). Grandchildren Marnie, Lyndsay and Scottie. Great Grandchildren Finn and Mazie. Her dear friend Pat Light. Sister Jeannett Monkman, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Verla moved from Winnipeg to Nanaimo in 1986 after retiring from Moore Business Forms. Throughout her relocation from Winnipeg to Nanaimo she remained involved with Eastern Star. She proudly accepted her 50 year pin for dedicated service in the Order of the Eastern Star this past year. As well, she took great pride volunteering to prepare cancer dressings for post-op Breast Cancer patients. Nanny loved curling, golfing, playing bridge and oil painting. She especially enjoyed watching hockey, The Young & Restless and Dancing with the Stars.

Affectionately known as Nanny, her laugh was contagious and her smile filled your heart. Her thoughtfulness was evident in her ability to connect through letters, cards and phone calls. Nanny created special memories with each of her family and friends. She will be dearly missed but as Nanny always said “Life is for the Living”.

As a family we would like to thank Dr. Beth Hepburn for years of excellent care.

A celebration of life will be held April 2nd 2017 at the Nanaimo Golf Course from 2 – 5 p.m. Please dress in bright and joyful colours.

In lieu of flowers we ask you to make a donation in Verla’s memory to the BC Lung Association.

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