Nora Pauline Verigin

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Nora Pauline Verigin

August 24, 1918 ~ October 8, 2010

Nora Verigin died at the age of 92 at Crest View Village on October 8, 2010 due to a slip and fall accident.

Nora was born August 24, 1918 to immigrant parents Paul and Fanny Planidin from Queenstown, Alberta.

She obtained a graduate diploma and at age 21 married Johnnie Verigin of Shouldice, Alberta on November 22, 1939. Their honeymoon and employment years of marriage were in Summerland BC before re-locating to the beautiful Creston Valley on January 1946. Two years later, the family plan built a total of three corner store businesses called Johnnie’s Groceries, Johnnies (Pauls) Superette and Erickson Valley Foods (Hoeve’s store) established from 1947 to 1974.

Nora was instrumental upon organizing the Doukhabour Ladies Hospital Auxiliary in 1948 and was a dedicated supporter and volunteer at the Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop operations. Nora’s highlights of family travel memories were trips to the Hawaiian Islands, 1965 World’s Fair in New York City, Las Vegas Nevada, Mexico City, plus several trips across Canada and the Northwest Territories. Nora was a devout vegetarian and Christian all her life.

Nora was predeceased by her parents, five brothers, and dear husband Johnnie (69) on February 4, 1986 via Cranbrook auto fatality – heart attack.

Nora left to mourn son, Fred Varygen (69) Panama City, Central America and (Christine Zarchukoff 49 cremated); two granddaughters, Mrs. Shawna Goldberg (46) and Mrs. Ronaye Neittelholz (41). Nora also left to mourn, bachelor son, Professor James Verigin (56) of Erickson BC.

Nora’s 37 friends and relatives accompanied traditional Russian hymns, songs and spiritual prayers. Nora Verigin was casket buried next to her rested husband on a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon October 11 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery Estate.

Congratulations “Dunya”… you have now met Jesus. God Bless Amen.


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