We regret to announce the passing of Vera Wray Weeden on March 9, 2014. Vera (nee Threatful) was born in Revelstoke. She was the second eldest daughter in a family of fifteen children. Vera attended Mount McPherson School and High School in Revelstoke. After finishing high school she moved to Kelowna, B.C where she obtained employment as a secretary-bookkeeper for a number of years. On January 18, 1939 she married Lance S. Weeden of Kelowna. They lived and worked there for a number of years. In 1956 they became self-employed in the road construction business and moved about the province until 1974. At that time, their business brought them to Revelstoke when the building of the Mica town site opened up an opportunity for summer employment and winter employment in Revelstoke, plowing snow. They retired in 1981 and in 1989 Lance and Vera celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In October of that same year, Lance suddenly passed away.
Vera joined the Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association where she volunteered as secretary for 14 years and became an honorary life member. She met Weston G. Wray and married him on May 1, 1993. They traveled and as well played Bridge together at the Seniors and took part in tournaments (bridge was one of Vera’s favourite interests.) Weston G Wray passed away Dec 20, 1997.
Vera’s other interests were spending time with family and friends, oil painting, travelling, hunting, fishing, camping and doing volunteer work. She painted many still life and scenery works of art and became a lifetime member of the Revelstoke Art Group. Vera celebrated her 99th Birthday with her friends and family and staff Mt. Cartier Court on February the 28th.
Vera was predeceased by her parents and a number of brothers and sisters. She is survived by her brother, Leonard Threatful (Stephanie) her sister, Helen Korenko both of Revelstoke and her sister, Eva Volk of Calgary and many nieces and nephews and her step family. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Revelstoke Seniors Association or to the charity of one’s choice. There will be no funeral services at her request.
Condolences may be made to Vera’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home.