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Verna Marguerite (McKenzie) Cormack

June 24, 1924 ~ November 28, 2018 (age 94)

The angels came to take her home.  Verna loved life.  If you asked her, she would say, “I danced, I laughed, and I loved”.

On November 28, 2018 Verna Cormack of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Cormack, six loving sisters, one brother, and her mother and father: Lucille McKenzie, Alberta Conway, Elsie Bennett, Thelma Klump, Kathleen McCormick, Colleen Tatch, and Edwin Edwards; mother Mary Ellen McKenzie and father Hugh Alexander McKenzie.  She is survived by her loving niece Kathy Zirk and husband Kurt, son Ryan and daughter Karlie-Rae.  Also survived by her loving nephew Edward (Ted) Bennett and wife Vivian, niece Hazel Wilson of Edmonton, niece Cathy Griggs and husband Bronson from Florida, niece Debbie Julian, niece Diane Jurica and husband Tom; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Any donations, please forward to Canadian Cancer Society.  http://www.cancer.ca. 

 Born in Big Valley, Alberta - Verna went to school in Mirror, Alberta.  She completed high school and then went on to train as a nurse at the Edmonton General Hospital. She married Clifford Anderson in 1945. It was a short marriage – her story is that he went out to buy cigars and never returned.  She later met Al Cormack where she worked at Fairbanks-Morse and married him on July 9, 1955. Al became ill and died at the young age of 66.  She then went to work at the Searle Grain Company (bought out by Alberta Wheat Pool). She went on to work at the Federal Government, Chronic Disease Control; and finally worked at the Department of Communications retiring at the age of 62.

If you asked her, she would say, “I danced, I laughed, and I loved”.

A Graveside Service at the Mirror Cemetery, Mirror, Alberta was held on Tuesday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.











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