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BOLLENBACH, Verna Winnifred

September 17, 1923 — December 24, 2018

The family of Verna W. Bollenbach (née Strong) sadly announce her passing on December 24, 2018. Born in Argyle, MB, September 17, 1923, Verna grew up with her parents and seven siblings. Verna and husband John farmed in the Argyle area with their three children until they were able to realize their dream of moving to the Okanagan in 1967. They enjoyed a semi-retired lifestyle together until John’s passing in 1993. Verna continued to live in the home she and John had built, and remained an active Legion member in Okanagan Falls. She continued to enjoy playing cards, walking every day, travelling and hosting dinner parties with family and friends. Predeceased by her siblings and husband John, Verna is survived by her children Gwen (Wayne), David (Pat) and Shauna (Stewart); grandchildren Louise, Steven and Jennifer; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Conner, Kaiden and Kiera. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on April 27th, 2019 at the Okanagan Falls Legion, 5009 Veterans Way, Okanagan Falls.

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A Celebration of Life will be held on April 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Link: www.heartandstroke.ca


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The service for BOLLENBACH, Verna Winnifred is scheduled for A Celebration of Life will be held on April 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Okanagan Falls Legion

5009 Veterans Way Okanagan Falls, BC


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  • Sandy Walker and Wayne Slack says:

    Best neighbour a person could ever have – she loved this quirky little neighbourhood of ours in Okanagan Falls! Verna was kind and had a great sense of humour and made the best donuts! Sending hugs and love to her family.

  • Eleanor Walker says:

    My condolences on your loss. I remember her as an excellent partner and formidable opposition playing Bridge in Okanagan Falls.

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