May 16, 2014
Velma was born in Nanton, Alberta on December 2, 1924, the youngest of 4 children. She served in the army at headquarters in Ottawa during WWII. After the war Velma married Layton and they farmed a few miles northwest of Nanton until 1961. They moved to Wainwright, Edmonton and finally settled in Red Deer in 1973. They were married 56 years until Layton’s passing in 2002. Mom was always singing or humming and as a young woman was vocalist at many weddings and funerals. She was a joyful, easy going, friendly person and made close lifelong friends everywhere she lived. Mom will be greatly missed by her sister, Dora, her sons Ross (Carol), and Ken (Jo), grandchildren, Erin, Steven (Jackie), Natalie and Zain, great grandchildren, Tyler and Parker, and many nieces and nephews. Velma’s memorial will be at the Red Deer Legion, 2810 Bremner Avenue, May 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.