We Remember

VERWOLD, Mavis (Kathleen) (née Greenfield)

Mavis was born on August 30, 1940, in Calgary, Alberta and went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 16, 2020 after a heroic 14-year battle with cancer.  She remained joyful on the journey and all those around her were blessed and inspired by her grace, strength, humility and ability to care for others.

Mave is dearly missed by her love of 63 years, Wally; children Christel, Rick, Sherry (Dan) and Scott (Janine); 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings Lorraine, Ken (Irene), Bill, Dave (Pat); as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.  Mavis’ parents, Frank and Ruby Greenfield, siblings Alan, Leita, Marjorie and granddaughter Kaleigh passed on before her.

Decisions about how we will gather to celebrate Mavis’ life will take place at a later time.  At present, we can all honour Mavis by finding ways to offer hospitality and compassion to those around us in these challenging times, as we know she would be doing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, www.llscanada.org ,  Pines Bible Camp or Hope International Development agency, www.hope-international.com.

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  • Heaslip, David & Ann says:

    Wally and Family
    Words cannot express our sympathies enough for you all.
    We will miss Mavis and her wonderful smile and words of encouragement.
    May our Lord give you peace as only He can.
    love-Dave and Ann

  • Shane and Karen Jarrell says:

    She will be missed but we will all meet again in eternity. Prayers with the family.

  • Annette Herbert says:

    It’s been so many years since I saw Mavis, but her warmth and welcoming was always such a gift. I spend many hours in your home as a child. Swimming in the pool and climbing the Willow tree out front My heartfelt condolences to Wally, Crystel, Rick, Sherry, Scott and all the rest of the extended family. Praying for comfort and sharing the great hope of seeing her again. Knowing that we do not grieve as those without hope.

  • Joanne Bonk says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you Wally and family. Mavis was a dear lady and will be missed. I so enjoyed my Thursday mornings with her at Trinity as she faithfully served with a willing heart, a positive attitude and always a smile. Wally my prayers are with you as you walk this journey. May you know comfort, hope and peace from our Father of love.

  • Dawn and Bob Krahn says:

    Our love and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Mavis was a ray of sunshine wherever she went and she leaves a legacy of faith, love and cherished memories behind her. Deepest condolences.

  • Susan DeBeeson says:

    Sherry, so sorry that you are experiencing the loss of your mother, here. The Lord comfort you, and bless you with sweet memories.

  • Kerry Waters says:

    Deepest condolences. Such a difficult time during difficult days Only met Mavis a few times but remember her smile and warmth vividly
    May God keep you all and bless you
    Kerry and David

  • Marilyn Desmarais says:

    Wally, thank you for your phone call this morning, sad as it was..
    Mavis and I have been friends since the early 1980s when we were part of the Vancouver Court Team. She gave me solace during some personal upheavals and gave me advice that I have NEVER forgotten, and have since passed on to others but always giving Mavis the credit!
    As I mentioned this morning, you and Mavis were inspirational to me and I am eternally grateful for our long friendship.
    I have contacted others from the VCT, and they all expressed their love for Mavis and convey their condolences to you.
    My love and condolences to you and your family, Marilyn Desmarais

  • Aaron and Meredith DeRidder says:

    I will always remember her smiling face. She was such a sweet woman. She will be missed. We will keep Uncle Wally and the family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Aaron & Meredith DeRidder

  • Marleni Curi says:

    Sherry, our deeply condolences for you and your whole family. Our prayers and love are with you in this sad moments. George, Marleni, Andrea, Joel

  • Josh Raine says:

    Passing along love and prayers from our family to yours, Wally. I will be praying for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • Richard (Dick) Campbell says:

    Having worked with Mavis for years at the Vancouver Court Team, I will always remember her as a very pleasant and fun loving person. Mavis and I together with another support staff person drove to work together for weeks during the last bus strike. There was laughter from start to finish everyday back and forth. Mavis you will always be remembered.
    My condolences to the family.

  • Andrew and Irma Bennett says:

    Our hearts go out to you! Mavis was truly a special individual who spread her warmth and love to all.

  • RUSS JONES says:

    Hello Wally & all Verwold Families — Louise & I sympathize with you in losing Mavis– such a deep vacuum left by her passing.. We cannot forget her welcoming smile and generous hospitality encased in love and her trust in Christ’;s promises. Some wonderful memories of fun together: 20th Street,, Granby riverside, Caribbean and Kelowna, We praise the Lord for Mavis’s true friendship; it is our privilege to have been a small part of her life. . With our love to each of you.

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