Mabel Verigin of Thrums, B.C. passed away March 8th, 2013 at the Kelowna General Hospital after a short illness.
Mabel was born in Grand Forks, B.C., 18 April 1929 to Alex and Mable Chivildave, the oldest of three daughters. Due to age differences between the girls, Mabel helped her mother take care of her two sisters. Mabel attended both English and Russian school as a young girl. She then worked before she met her future husband, Bill Verigin.
Mabel was good at everything she did, from her tending a garden to her cooking a great meal. She took great pride in her home and her family. Mabel’s favorite hobbies were sewing, knitting and gardening and it gave her great joy to plant flowers at the front of the house every year. She also had a love of music and it gave her great enjoyment. Mabel had a busy and full life with raising five children; they were her pride and joy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 2003, her mother, Mable in 1985 and her father, Alex in 1996. She is survived by her children; Jerry (Sylvie) of Kamloops, B.C., Irene (Darrin) of Robson, B.C., Larry of North Vancouver, B.C., Billy of Castlegar, B.C., and Frank (Lori) of Castlegar, B.C. Plus three grandchildren; Dylan, Jessica and Cassidy. Also left to mourn are her two sisters; Helen Derhousoff of Penticton, B.C. and Marge (Tom) Hammond of Comox, B.C. Various nephews, nieces and cousins.
She will be sorrowfully missed by her immediate family, her relatives and friends. May God accept her soul into His heavenly Kingdom and may she rest in peace forever. Love you Mom.
At her request, no funeral service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2973 Charleston Avenue, Robson, B.C. for family and close friends at 2:00 p.m. April 27, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA, KAAP or charity of your choice.