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Born: Dec 13, 1936

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2021

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STOTHARD: Velma Stothard, age 85 years, of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Fairview Home. Agnes "Velma" Pollock was born on December 13, 1936 in Brandon, where she lived her entire life. While working at Eaton's, Velma met her soul mate, Jack Stothard, and they were married on May 18, 1957. In addition to raising a wonderful family with her husband, Velma worked for Home Care in Brandon from 1977 until her retirement in 2001. Velma's interests included embroidery, Disney collectables and a devotion to animals and wildlife. She was also a great baker - Nana's pancakes were a breakfast-time favourite for her grandchildren. No one could ever recreate her recipes, as they never tasted like Nana's; one ingredient was always missing - her love. Velma was a kindhearted soul with a heart of gold, a characteristic that was inherited by and instilled upon her children and grandchildren. Velma was predeceased, by only 58 days, by her loving husband Jack as well as her brother-in-law, Ken. She is survived by her daughters: Debbie (Don) and Kim (Nigel), grandchildren: Kristen (Chase), Ryan, Matthew (Courtney) and Regan (Marlo), and great grandchildren: Brielle and Hudson. Velma is also survived by her sister: Leona, nephews: Kevin and Dale (Dawn) and niece: Laurie (Al), as well as several cousins. Velma was a loving wife, mother, Nana and Great Nana, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends who all have fond memories of her. The family would like to thank the 2nd Floor staff and Dr. Davis for the excellent care provided to both Velma and Jack while they were residents at Fairview Home. A joint private memorial service for Jack and Velma will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Velma may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 08, 2022, Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Velmas passing .......thoughts are with all of her family, also of Jacks passing they are together again........... - Posted by: Alberta Neufeld (cousin) on: Jan 19, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences to Deb, Kim, Leona and family. They were long time friends that shared many good times. They will both be greatly missed. Jim and Marg Kaczmar - Posted by: Jim Kaczmar (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies to Kim and Debbie and their families. Losing our parents is such an expected trauma but it is not easy. May time heal your sorrows. Hugs to all Clarice and son Christopher. xxxooo - Posted by: Clarice Barbieri. (Cousin) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • My condolences to Kim, Debbie Leona and family I have a lot of fond memories of Jack and Velma they will be missed but not forgotten. Howard Perdue - Posted by: Howard Perdue (Cousin ) on: Jan 08, 2022

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