Verna Leona Powell (née Becker) was born to Henry and Lou Becker of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, on June 22, 1927, along with her twin brother Vernon. Verna died on March 14, 2014 in Clearwater, BC, at 86 years of age. Predeceased by her mother and dad, four sisters and two brothers, and by her husband, Robert Powell, Verna is survived by her brother Vernon, four step-children, Lois Fajkus (Lou) of Comox, Ruth Bernier ( Ed) of Nanaimo, Jim Powell (Arlene) of Barriere, and Sharon Lehr (Marvin) of Powell River, as well as numerous other family and friends.
Verna will be remembered as a kind and positive lady who loved the truth of God and kept true to the choice she made to serve Him so many years ago.
Verna went to work at the Weyburn Hospital in 1945. In 1950 she worked in Toronto for several months before moving to Vancouver in 1951 where she worked at Shaughnessy Hospital until 1966. She returned to Weyburn to care for her mother, until her mother’s death. Verna continued to look after her father and work at the Weyburn Union Hospital until she quit in 1969 to care for her father. He died in 1971. Verna went back to work for nine months and then upon her retirement she traveled to Europe and Hawaii over the next few years.
On September 6, 1984, Verna married Robert Powell in South Dakota and she moved to Birch Island, BC. She resided there with Bob until his death in 2007.
Following cremation, a Memorial Service for Verna Powell was held at the Wells Gray Inn Banquet Room on Saturday, March 22, 2014, commencing at 11:00 a.m. Following a reception, Verna was interred at Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2, telephone 250-674-3030, www.NorthThompsonFuneral.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences