McKELLAR, Vera Dorothy Linnea (nee Nordstrom) May 13, 1933 - October 3, 2016 Vera passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016 at Crossroads Hospice with family by her side. Vera is survived by Jim, her loving husband of 60 years, daughters Karen and Kathryn, and son Jim (Sherri) and grandchildren David, Randall and Elisabeth. Vera was born in Vancouver to Carl and Elsie (Sjoberg) Nordstrom. She graduated from King Edward High School and BC Normal School, after spending two years at UBC. She taught in Vancouver, Pemberton and Squamish, before returning to the Lower Mainland to raise her family. As her children matured, Vera enjoyed a new career in the retail industry, in both antiques and jewelry. In her later years she was able to devote much of her time to her lifelong passion for drawing and painting. She participated with many local art associations and received recognition throughout her life time. Vera enjoyed travel throughout North America and Europe with her family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Burkeview, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, on Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or Crossroads Hospice Society.
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