|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1931|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2014|
With great sadness we announce the passing of Velma Olivia Vance Bigelow Pratt on Sunday July 27th 2014
at the age of 82. She is survived by her children Lorayne (Kerry), Karen (Carol), Sharon (George), Davis
(Diana), Ammi (Tom) and Violet, as a well as 25 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. She is
survived by her siblings Leo (Ollie), David (Wilma), Margie (Don), Marili (Ross), Louise (Larry) and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands Lyle Dean Bigelow and Frank Pratt, her
parents Leo and Marguerite Vance and sister Venita.
Velma was born on Aug 11, 1931 in Barnwell, Alberta. On May 30, 1951 Velma married Lyle Bigelow in
Cardston Alberta. Velma and Lyle raised their six children on the west coast of British Columbia on
Pointer Island Lightstation. They retired to Southern Alberta in 1982 where Velma served others until her
passing. She was well known for her kindnesses to those around her. She was an active member of the LDS
church and a woman of great faith.
Special thanks to the staff of Raymond Good Sams, Dr Greg Smith and the members of the Raymond 9th Ward.
Services are at the Raymond Stake Centre #2N 200St W Raymond, Alberta on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Meet
the Family 10am; Memorial Service 11am. Graveside Service 3pm at the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
Leo Vance (1901 - 1939)
Marguerite Wood Davis Anderson (1907 - 1997)
Lyle Dean Bigelow (1926 - 1995)
Velma Olivia Vance Pratt (1931 - 2014)
Venita Rae Vance LeBaron (1933 - 1990)*
Claresholm Census Division
Created by: Max Grant Anderson
Record added: Jul 29, 2014
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