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RUTHERFORD, Verna Isabelle (nee: Northey)

September 26, 1922- Red Deer, AB
February 5, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Verna Isabelle Rutherford, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

She was a long term resident of Calgary residing on Scotsman Hill and a long standing member at Central United Church and has spent the last eleven years at Trinity Lodge.

Verna will be lovingly remembered by her sister Lorraine Hook of Qualicum Beach, B.C., nephew Brent Hook, nieces Brenda Hook, Maureen Cherkas and Jeri Nickerson and many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George, parents Bryon and Gertrude, sister Ona and brother Lewis.

As per Verna’s wishes the family will Celebrate her life privately. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Verna’s name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca . A special thank you to Dr. Lara Nixon and palliative care nurse Debbie Hoey and the staff at Southwood Hospice

In living memory of Verna Rutherford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Leeora and John Patterson :

    My Husband and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to you and family. I attended church with Verna and she always had a smile for everyone. We will miss here, May God Bless you in the days ahead,

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  2. Bob& Jeanette Northey :

    Jeanette and I offer our condolences on your loss of Verna. We always enjoyed our visits
    with her when she came to the farm. She was always interested in farming and made sure to get caught up to date on what was being grown and how the crops were doing.
    She always had a smile for everyone. We will miss her and her visits

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  3. As the presence of the “Y” ladies is beginning to fade with the passing of Verna, a new group will be formed when she is greeted by Chris Williams and Alice Smith, among many others. I miss her and her great sense of humour. I think how good she was to me when I first moved to Calgary and the delicious dinners she invited Bob and I to at her house and the nice lunches we had together at Trinity. Please pass on our condolences to your family.

    Rest in peace, Verna.

    From the Cunes and Williams Families

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  4. Earle and Laurette Allen :

    To have known Verna for so many years as fellow members of Central United Church, it is by the Grace of God and her always cheerful disposition that we have such fond memories of the many laughs we had the good fortune to share with her. We are indeed the better for having known and loved her. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

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