Verda Velma (Borchert)
Born November 9, 1920 to Ernest and Matilda Borchert, Leduc, Alberta, and passed away Aug. 31, 2014. She attended grades 1-9 at a rural school near her home, and boarded in Leduc, during the week, to complete her grade 10 education. Following her formal education, and the passing of her father, she stayed on the family farm to help with farm work and to care for her mother. Her work on the farm consisted of feeding chickens and pigs, milking cows, gardening, and much cooking and baking. She was also very involved in Wiesenthal Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and youth worker, which she did until she married Harry Strohschein on June 27, 1947. They moved to Trochu where they farmed and lived until 2001. She worked tirelessly raising her 7 children, growing a huge garden, and was very well known for her delicious cooking and baking. She was also very active in the Trochu Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and member of the women’s group. In 2001 Harry and Verda retired to Three Hills and in 2004 they moved to Red Deer. On December 17, 2007, Verda’s best friend and faithful husband passed away. Verda continued to live in their condo at Legacy Estates until June 25, 2014, when she was hospitalized. She passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 31, 2014. She is survived by her children; Harold (Lois), Phyllis (Gordon) Diks, Ivan (Betty), Gloria (Shane) Wilson, Janet (Jean) Paquette, Lois Mah, Lorna (Peter) Drinkwater; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 sister and many family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers, and 7 sisters. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm, at Crossroads Church Chapel in Red Deer.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Trochu (403) 442-2200.