COE, VERNA MAE
August 22, 1929 ~ May 7, 2016
Verna passed away peacefully on the morning of May 7, 2016, at Kelowna’s Hospice House at the age of 87. She was predeceased by the love of her life Glenn James Coe. They were happily married for 53 years until his passing 12 years ago. They will be re-united, and that fact makes her loss from this world a little easier to take.
Verna enjoyed an amazing and full life. She and Glenn raised four children together, and built up the family
business, Glenncoe Transport Ltd. She enjoyed trucks, horses, snow mobiles, children, golf, and grandchildren;
she was a lifetime member of the Kelowna Yacht Club
and avid boater for many years on Okanagan Lake; loved salmon fishing on the ocean and exploring the Shuswap
as well. They camped and traveled in their retirement
and enjoyed Arizona and California golf courses
and fun during that time.
Verna spent the majority of her life in Kelowna. She
was raised on Chute lake road with more than a dozen
Faulconer family siblings. She enjoyed a very full life. Mother, hairdresser, Valley aggregate horse champion 1963, grandmother, best bread baker in the world, home canning, gardening, golfing, hardworking and always
focused on her family. Welcoming many “strays” to
Christmas dinners and into her home. She raised more
than just her own biological children in many
generous and giving ways.
As well as her husband Glenn, Verna is predeceased by one grandchild Sandy L. Coe. She is survived by her eldest son Glenn R. Coe, his wife Susan and children Russel (Jenn) and Angela (David Schwartzenberger); her second born Keith Coe, his wife Michelle and son Ian Coe; third
son Donald Coe and his daughter Jessica Coe; and her
youngest child, daughter Valerie Coe and children Shelby Coe Armour and Devin Coe Armour. Also survived by her great grandchildren Austin Coe, Tristan and Tyler
Coe and Tanner and Ava Schwartzenberger.
Verna’s family will honour and remember her
at a private family service.
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Arrangements in care of
First Memorial Funeral Services,
Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299