Vera, a long-time resident of Atlin B.C., passed away June 8th, 2023, at the Thomson Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon at 99 years of age.
Vera was born on March 2nd, 1924, to Tom and Ivy Griffiths in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
She met and married her husband Tom Kirkwood in Atlin on July 25th, 1950, and had 3 children.
Vera is survived by her daughter Dorothy Odian (Dennis), son Ron Kirkwood (Liz), grandchildren Meri Malo (Laurie), Scott Odian (Shannon), Calvin Kirkwood (Alison), Cameron Kirkwood (Kelsey), Conrad Kirkwood (Samantha), as well as her 6 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, husband Tom and son Greg Kirkwood.
The family would like to say thank you to the staff at the Thomson Centre and especially to those in Unit 4 for all they did in caring for Vera over the past 4 years.
A graveside service will take place at the Atlin Cemetery at 2:30 P.M. June 24th, 2023, with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Atlin Recreation Centre at 3:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Atlin Supportive living.