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Verna Anderson

December 7, 1915 - January 16, 2014


Verna V. Anderson (Berg) passed away on January 16, 2014 after a short illness in Mission Memorial Hospital.

Verna was predeceased by John L. Anderson her husband of 50 years Aug. 1987; by her eldest daughter Jacqueline P. Olsen Harrod Jan. 26, 2001; Father Sever Berg; Mother Tonnette Berg (Nelson); Brothers Alec Berg, Raymond Berg, Herbert Berg; Sisters Hazel Pence (Berg), Elsie Waters (Berg);  and Grandson Christopher J. Powers June 1985.


Survived by:  Children Arne S. Anderson, (Yvonne Anderson) Kenneth R. Anderson, (Susan Adam) Darlene J. Powers, (James Powers) Helene R. Harrod, (Dennis Smith), (Anton Petersen) Vernon H. Anderson. (Laura Anderson); Grand Children Lornna D. Olsen, (Adam Neuton), Stormr N. Olson, (Maureen Olson,) Torand A. Powers, (Glen Marcusen), Paul Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Treena Kearns, Clayton D. Smith, (Corrine Smith) Jamie Powers, Nicole G Kirkland (Harrold/Smith) (Rodney Kirkland) Jacqueline L Harrod/Smith) Jayson L. Anderson, Lorne D Anderson (Janelle Anderson) Phara R. Anderson; Great Grand Children Nolan Olson, Courtney G Harrod, Chelsea A. Kirkland, Megan Smith, Mason Smith, Savannah Burrows, Gracie Smith, Ethan Smith, Heath Marcusen, and Keira Anderson.


Verna was born in Viscount Saskatchewan on Dec. 7th 1915. She was the 4th of 7 children born to Sever and Tonnette Berg. Verna loved the farm life, milking, was one of her jobs and helping with the hay. Most of all she loved to ride her horse. She met her husband to be John L. Anderson (Jack) as he was known to his friends, and they were married on June 18, 1937. They continued to farm as a couple on farms where they hired themselves as live in help. They did that in the time of the great depression. Verna and Jack had their first child in 1938 second child came in 1939, the third came in 1940, and the fourth in 1943, fifth 1947, the sixth 1954. Verna’s life in the days of raising these children required knowledge and skills in sewing, baking, growing large vegetable gardens then canning and preserving. Verna was a created person so what she did always had a creative touch to it, everything was done well. Verna kept diaries of events in her daily life, always including the weather. She was an avid readied and collector of many things especially dolls rescuing and restoring them. Her garden was large and admired by many. Verna loved having company and visiting. Later in her life she attended the Kingdom Hall where she met many more new friends. She leaves a legacy of creativity, honesty, self-reliance, endurance, thriftiness, and the air of calm. Verna will always be sadly missed, and never forgotten.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gloria Ness

Our thoughts are with our cousins and their families on the loss of my Aunt Verna.

From: delilah ludwikowski

I am proud to call her my Aunt, she was SPECIAL ladyl and will always be remembered for her visits to meet us. condolences to the immediate family. Remember the good times… forget the bad ones!

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