Velma COLE

COLE: Velma Ardis (nee Smith, formerly of Montreal QC) died peacefully at home in Aldergrove, B.C. in her 59th year, after a lengthy struggle with cancer, on Friday January 14, 2005. Loving wife to Barry Cole. Best Mom Ever, who is dearly missed and will be forever remembered by son Joshua Nova Carriss (Kathryn Williams) and daughter Jasmine Ardis Carriss (Charles ”Chuck” Smulders). Devoted grandmother to Dylan, Tyson, Joshua Charles, and Vincent. Daughter of the late Albert Andrew Smith and the late Helen Ardis Richardson. Admired sister of Andrew Smith (Barbara Baragar), Louise Smith (late Charles Downie) and Lloyd Smith (Diana Destounis). Caring aunt and inspirational friend to many. A long time member of Community Alternatives Society and a dedicated Early Childhood Educator, Velma was widely known for her amazing joie de vivre generous spirit, lively intelligence and passion for social justice. She knew what needed to be done, and did it. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. To be informed, please email (Subject: Velma’s Celebration). In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions that Strengthen the fabric of your community. ”What is remembered lives on.”

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