We Remember

GREGOIRE, Vera Bernice (nee Wallin)

March 10, 1927 — May 28, 2015

Passed away on May 28, 2015 at the age of 88 at Kelowna General Hospital.

Vera was born in Preeceville, Sk. on Mar.10, 1927, the 9th of 11 children born to Peter and Matilda Wallin. Vera’s early life was spent growing up on the family farm, south of Lintlaw, Sk. later moving into Lintlaw where she attended high school and sang in the choir.

After WW2, Vera married Larry Gregoire in 1946 in Lintlaw, Sk. They had two children, Dennis (1947) and Louise (1948). They raised their children in Steelman, Sk. where Larry was a grain buyer for Searle Grain Co. and later they owned and operated Larry’s Lunch and Grocery. Vera was the chef for the small restaurant and was known for miles around for her good home cooked meals and her delicious pies!

In 1969, they moved to Penticton, BC in and later to Cawston, then back to Penticton where they retired in 1985.

Vera is survived by son, Dennis and daughter, Louise, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Vera is predeceased by her husband Larry, (2014), and all but three siblings, Hazel Gregoire, Robert Wallin and Elva Torgunrud.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, # 4–1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m

Springfield Funeral Home

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.


Service Information

Service Details

The service for GREGOIRE, Vera Bernice (nee Wallin) is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Georgina Cadman says:

    Moms are special people, especially ones like yours. The numerous, wonderful memories of our families will always be remembered. I am so very sorry for your loss. Georgina

  • springfield says:

    My deepest condolences to Vera’s family.
    –Irene Nameth (Keremeos)

  • Bev.Emmerson says:

    We were so sorry to hear about your Mom just know that we are thinking about you all & that our prayers are with you all & your Families.
    Bev& Forrest Emmerson

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.