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Verna Lauretta Colburn Koehler
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1918
Elbow
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Jul. 27, 2004
Victoria
British Columbia, Canada

Verna Lauretta Colburn, daughter of Clayton Eugene Colburn & Margaret Jane McCaw, was born on Sunday, 08-Sep-1918 in Elbow, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Verna was married to the love of her life, Erwin Karl Koehler until his sudden passing on 11-Nov-1999 while they were visiting family in Germany.

Verna was surrounded by her family when she died on Tuesday, 27-Jul-2004 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Verna is lovingly remembered by family and friends for her wonderful smile, sense of humor and generousity.

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Obituary notice Times Colonist
Published on July 29, 2004

Verna Loretta Koehler born September 8, 1918, passed away July 27, 2004. Predeceased by her loving husband, Erwin Karl Koehler in 1999, her two sisters Edith, Vera and brother Earl. She is survived by her son Garry Wayne Colburn, sisters Ruth, Edna and Hazel; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Special mention is made of Patricia Borgerson, her sister Joan and their late brother Ron Sharp, Corrine Masters, Patricia Rawley and Clayton Colburn. She was much loved by her family and was known as the "Auntie" to all family members. She and her husband Erwin loved to camp and travel. Verna was heart-broken when her husband died and longed to be with him again. She believed she would be when she died.

A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral chapel, 1155 Fort Street on Friday, July 30 at 2:00 P.M. Flowers are gratefully declined in favor of donations to the Victoria Breast Cancer Foundation. A special thank you to all the nurses and doctors at Victoria General Hospital that assisted in such a caring way.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Clayton Eugene Colburn (1884 - 1963)
  Margaret Jane McCaw Colburn (1892 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Erwin Karl Koehler (1924 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edith May Colburn Smart (1911 - 1986)*
  Earl Everette Colburn (1914 - 1981)*
  Vera Iola Colburn Shea (1916 - 1987)*
  Verna Lauretta Colburn Koehler (1918 - 2004)
  Baby Boy Colburn (1921 - 1921)*
  Hazel Jean Colburn (1927 - 1927)**
  Garry Wayne Colburn (1940 - 2013)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:

VERNA
KOEHLER
1918 - 2004
 
Burial:
Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery
Victoria
Capital Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: Grove of Remembrance
 
Created by: Linda
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63961678
Verna Lauretta <i>Colburn</i> Koehler
Added by: Linda
 
Verna Lauretta <i>Colburn</i> Koehler
Added by: Linda
 
Verna Lauretta <i>Colburn</i> Koehler
Added by: Linda
 
 
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Lovely resting place - Grove of Remembrance, deer grazing, wild flowers and next to your son.
- Linda
 Added: Jun. 8, 2014
Auntie Verna, you are lovingly remembered and never forgotten, miss you wonderful smile & hugs! Continue to Rest in Peace with Uncle Erwin. Love
- Linda
 Added: May. 2, 2013
Auntie Verna, I miss you so much, our talks, letters and visit hold a special place in my heart. My you continue to Rest in Peace...Love Ya
- Sue
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011
 
 
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