Velma Nellie Faulder (nee Green) of Calgary passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the age of 87 years.
Velma was born and raised in London, ON where she worked as a secretary before moving to Moose Jaw with her husband, Murray, in 1945. With Murray in the RCAF, they lived in several Canadian cities before settling in Calgary in 1959. Velma worked for the Calgary Public School Board in various schools, as a secretary, until retiring to Qualicum Beach, BC in 1982. Velma returned to Calgary in 1999, a few years after Murray’s passing, to be closer to family. She lived the last few years of her life at Sierra’s of Heritage where she made so many wonderful friends and played Bridge several times a week. She loved people and was always ready to lend an ear or a helping hand to anyone who had need.
Velma is lovingly remembered by her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Miller, Leith Syratt (John), and Leslie McManus (Peter). She is also survived by one brother William Green; and one sister-in-law Ruth (Bob). She was predeceased by her beloved husband Murray; precious granddaughter Lindsay McManus; parents Marion and Ernest Green; and brothers, Jack, George, Bob, and Norm. Nana/G.G. will be sadly missed by six grandchildren, Daniel Miller, Kimberley Gouchee (Trevor), Peter Syratt (Ruth), James Syratt (Rachel), Joy Syratt, and JP McManus; and six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Maisy, Maia, Jessica, Cait, and Emily.
A Celebration of Velma’s Life will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (8831 Fairmount Drive S.E.) on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.
In living memory of Velma Faulder a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences