Vera Oates Brown

Vera Oates Brown

Vera Oates Brown passed away peacefully at Hillside Village on August 25, 2013 after 93 wonderful years of life.

Vera was born in Sally’s Cove, Newfoundland on March 9, 1920 to William Oates and Marjorie Ross Parsons Oates.

Vera is survived by her loving husband Donald Maclean Brown, daughter Patricia Scott (Kenneth) of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, daughter Donna Wassing (Robert) of Gibbons, Alberta, daughter Michelle Joudrey (Eric Holmes) of Edmonton, Alberta, three grandchildren – Stephen, Jennifer and Kimberly, four great-grandchildren – Christian, Cadence, Caleb and Lucy, sister Cora Payne of Cow Head, Newfoundland, and many nieces and nephews.

Vera lived in Newfoundland until 1946 when she moved to Halifax. In 1953 she met Don and they married at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Halifax on September 9, 1961.

The family moved to Salmon Arm in July of 1980. She attended St. John’s Anglican Church where she was also active in the women’s guild, the altar guild and the thrift shoppe.

Vera was an avid gardener, an accomplished crafter, enjoyed a lively game of bridge, and took pleasure in being a great hostess and homemaker. Vera loved wintering at their park model in Yuma, Arizona for 18 years where they enjoyed participating in many social activities.

The family would like to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Hillside Village for the care that Vera received during her short time there.

A celebration of Vera’s life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Online condolences can be sent through Vera’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

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