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WARRINER, Verna Gladys (nee Hill)

October 13, 1922 – December 15, 2011

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Verna Gladys Warriner. She quietly passed away in her sleep on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the McKenzie Towne Long-Term Care Residence in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 89 years.

She was the beloved and cherished wife of 67 years to Gordon Edward Warriner who passed away at Calgary on January 30, 2010. A devoted and loving mother to three sons Gordon (Beverly), Gregory and Ross, eight grandchildren Kedar (Karen), Genevieve, Reid (Stamatina), Kevin (Jennifer), Jennifer (Glen), Steffanie (Aaron), Andrea (Paul) and Sarah Lynn, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Verna was predeceased by her brother Lorne Hill of Toronto in 1990.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario on October 13, 1922, Verna was an ardent sports person and in her early years she was very active in speed and synchronized swimming. Later in life, she enjoyed curling at the Glencoe Club and golfing at the Calgary Golf and C.C. Dancing was of special pleasure to Verna and her loving husband Ed. Throughout their lives together, Verna and Ed travelled extensively worldwide. Verna especially enjoyed boating across Canada with Ed and their three sons. Verna lived her life with dignity and courage. She had a gracious manner, a loving smile and enjoyed a wide range of friends and relatives worldwide. Verna had a good sense of humour and experienced a glorious journey of love and friendship throughout her marriage with Ed. She especially enjoyed their winter home in Florida, particularly when shared with their many friends and family members. Verna’s thoughtfulness and concern for others will always be remembered in our hearts and memories.

The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to Doctors Dr. Fred Moriarty, Dr. Annie Yau, Dr. R.J. Herget, Dr. B. Simmons, Dr. Mark Sosnowski, the doctors nurses and staff at Rockyview Hospital, the staff of the Calgary Health Region Homecare, Caregiver/Companion Valerie Theoret and the staff, residents and caregivers at each of the McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence, Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Center (2 West Unit) and McKenzie Towne Long Term Care Residence.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MCINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, December 26, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In addition, a joint graveside service for Ed and Verna Warriner will be held in Toronto at a 2012 date to be advised later. Forward condolences through If so desired, in lieu of flowers, tributes in Verna’s name can be made to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.

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

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  1. Jennifer and Glen,
    We are so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing Jen. Our heartfelt condolances to you and your family.
    Katherine and Ron King

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  2. Margaret and Bill Whelan :

    Saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. Ed and Verna were among our fist friends when we moved to Calgary over 40 years ago. Verna was a warm and gracious lady. We may be unable to express our condolences personally as Bill is recovering from surgery.

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  3. Debbie Warriner :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. May the memories of the times you spent with Mrs. Warriner bring you comfort.

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  4. Mary Margaret Brajcich :

    Dear Verna’s family, I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She and Ed were both dear friends of mom and dad’s (Margie and Larry McLafferty) and spent many fun hours golfing, and vacationing in Florida. Mom and Dad loved Florida and Ed and Verna were instrumental in having them spend 9 winters in what dad called “La La Land!” Your mom was beautiful, a classy dresser and very thoughtful. I hope she is in Heaven with mom today celebrating her(Margie’s) 88th Birthday. So sorry for your loss. She was terrific.
    Fondly Mary Margaret (McLafferty) Brajcich Spokane, Washington

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  5. Kevin L. Cantrell :

    Ross, I know how much you treasured your mom and dad and want you to know that April and I share in your moment of sorrow. I pray for your strength and courage at this time and that of the entire Warriner family. Peace be with you.

    Your friend,

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  6. Janice Parker :

    To the family of Verna Warriner,
    We would like to express our condolences on the passing of Verna. We were Ed and Verna’s next door neighbours in Britannia for five years. They were always pleasant and neighbourly and we would chat often. They always spoke fondly of their family. Our thoughts are with you.
    Janice, Jim, Jerrod and Lucas Parker

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