It is with heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Verna Mae Pollard, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on October 5, 2015 at the age of 80. Surrounded by her family, Verna left this world peacefully.
Verna is survived by her children; Beverly French (Les), Michael Pollard (Joyce), Gary Pollard, and Bill Pollard (Jennifer). Also left to grieve are her 9 grandchildren; Alison, Doug, Michael, Bobbi-Jo, Tom, Nick, Brittany, Kristy and Luke plus l2 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in-law, brothers in-law and many, many friends mourn her loss as well.
Verna was predeceased by her husband, Bruce, the love of her life, in February of 2014. Verna was born in Alexis Creek and raised there by her parents, Doris and Gus Jakel.
Married in 1956, Verna and Bruce ranched in the Clinton area for many years while raising 4 children and making friends while volunteering in many capacities. The Clinton 4-H Club was one of Verna’s favorite groups. During her busy life, Verna also became a marriage commissioner which gave her many beautiful and unique experiences.
Family always came first to Verna and she was affectionately called “Nan” by all 3 generations. In her spare time, Verna enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. She was also famous for her home-cooked meals where no one left hungry. Verna’s natural instinct was to care for others, not just family. This is something she selflessly did and gave her such pleasure right up until her last days.
At this sad time, we would like to thank everyone for the cards, letters, love and support. There will be a Reception Tea at the Clinton Hall on May 14, 2016 and everyone is more than welcome.
Donations may be made to Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Verna’s memory.
When someone you love becomes a memory,
The memory becomes a treasure.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336