Velma May Hauserman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of John Hauserman, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the age of 86 years.
Velma was born on July 3, 1934 and raised in Bengough, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school, she began work at the Imperial Bank of Canada. During this time, she met John, the love of her life, at the local curling rink. After a short courtship they were married, recently celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. John’s work in the oilfield took them across several provinces. They lived in many small towns from Estevan to Fort St. John and many places in between. They eventually settled in Vauxhall in 1961, where Velma became a pillar of the community. She enjoyed 25 years working at the Vauxhall Pharmacy. She was active in the UCW group and the Presbytery of the United Church. She was a devoted member of Parkview United Church, serving on the board and leading CGIT. She loved curling and participating in zone and provincial playdowns. She was a volunteer for many fundraisers and donated her time freely to community endeavors. She especially liked helping those who had mobility issues, offering to drive many friends and acquaintances to Lethbridge for appointments. Velma raised her children with patience, understanding and love. She actively followed their sports pursuits of figure skating, hockey, baseball, judo and curling. On the farm she grew a huge garden and preserved and froze the harvest. Her home was always open to others. There was always extra food and for sure something for dessert. For special occasions, she always made sure there were three or four pies to choose from. In 2000, John and Velma moved to Lethbridge. They enjoyed many trips down south and being a part of a new community. She continued with volunteering, liked golfing and walking and especially looked forward to coffee with friends. She lived her life with consideration and kindness. She believed strongly in service to others and making the world a better place.
She had been living at Extendicare Fairmont where she continued with her positive spirit and friendliness in supporting others. The family would like to thank all the staff for the care and assistance that Velma received.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her husband John and her children Cal (Brenda), LeRoy, and Diane (Orlyn); grandchildren Adam (Christina) and Michelle (Andrew); great grandchildren Hannah and Luca. She is also survived by four brothers and their families.
A Private family Service is planned.
Those who would like to donate in Velma’s memory may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, #40, 1202 - 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3 or to a charity of one's choice.
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Alzheimer Society of Alberta
#40, 1202 - 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 0E3