It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom. Mary Euphemia (Effie) Venables, nee Moffat, passed away quietly at home Nov. 1 after a short illness.

Effie was born July 21, 1931 in Trail, B.C., the oldest child of Jack and Mary Moffat. She was raised and received her education in Trail. After her graduation in 1949 Effie went to work at the telephone office as a long distance operator.

She married Norman Venables in 1953 and together they raised four children. The Venables family moved to Grand Forks in 1964.

Effie retired from the Post Office in 1996 after 16 years of service. An active member of her community, she gave her time to Girl Guides, the fall fair, and seniors. Effie loved to sew, bake, garden, play cards, bird watch and travel.

She was predeceased by her father Jack in 1966, mother Mary in 2003 and her dear friend Ed Kopsar in 2006.

Effie leaves behind her children Heather (Richard) Smuin, Dan (Roxanne) Venables, Darlene (Michael) Dautel, and Martin (Edith) Venables; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her brother Bob (Dora) Moffat of Trail; sister Hazel Donaldson of Cranbrook; sister-in-law Yvonne Moore of Oliver; as well as many nieces and nephews, two aunts, numerous cousins and friends.

At Effie’s request there will be no service. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of one’s choice.

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