VIVIER, Verley (Burston) - Peacefully, with family by her side, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, at the Grace Hospital, Verley Vivier (Burston), beloved widow of the late Joseph Albert Vivier, passed away at the age of 86 years. Verley was born on May 28, 1924 the daughter of Elizabeth Burston (Flett) and William George Burston, sister to 10 pre-deceased siblings from the St Marks, Manitoba area where she was raised and received her education. At the age of 14, Verley left the homestead and began an adventurous life. She started out as a cook for a local farmer and continued this occupation throughout her years, working for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and various construction companies alongside her husband. Verley's occupation took her all over western Canada from Manitoba through to British Columbia. Singing and dancing to live music was Verley's greatest joy, she loved to laugh and met many friends on her travels. Verley had three children George Burston (Starr Burton) pre-deceased, Patricia Johnson and Shelilia Vivier (Terry Wickwire), as well as eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. After Verley retired, whether residing in Alberta, Manitoba or Ontario her home was always open to her family and friends. On Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, she would put on one of her famous feasts where all were welcome especially to those left alone. Verley's generosity and fun loving personality has passed on to her family and through these qualities she will be remembered. Funeral service will be held for Verley at Omega Funeral home on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 2:00,with Grant Smith officiating, followed by an interment at St Marks Cemetery. As she wished, all are welcome. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o OMEGA FUNERAL HOME , 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com "Dedicated to those we serve".10376308
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Posted by Janice Verville[Chalifoux] (niece) On Monday, July 25, 2011
I have only just found out
about the passing of your mother.
Warmest thoughts and sympathy
to the family.