Obituary of Vera Lunt
Vera Louise Lunt passed away at Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
Vera is survived by: her daughter, Sherry (Roy) Leifson; and sister, Doris Carmody;
Vera was predeceased by: her husband, Richard "Dick" Lunt; son-in-law, Neil Olson; brother, Welton Hall; and parents, Harold and Margaret Hall.
At Vera's request, no service will be held. Vera's ashes will be laid to rest with her husband in Albion (North Bend) Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Vera may be made to Parkinson Association of Alberta or donor's charity of choice.
Vera's memorial card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below.
A letter to Mom...
April 28, 2022
I missed you today.
I awoke to the sound of rain and my first thought was moisture for the garden…..yay!! Guess that gardening thing kind of rubbed off. As the sun started to poke through and I could feel the warmth, the realization of you being gone started to sink in.
My thoughts then went to all the people who, over the years, you touched with your kindness. I felt a smile come as a great deal of it involved cooking, whether it be buns and pickles for our family Christmas celebrations, chocolate cookies for Ryan, peach pie for Terry, raisin pie for Michael, or tomato sandwiches for Dawn; they came from your heart.
My brain then bounced to your early days, raised south of Paradise Hill on the farm with Auntie Doris and Uncle Welton; different times than today……but you were happy until you had to go to school! That was not your happy place, but you endured it. Then a certain blue-eyed gent came along on a black horse named Beauty and onto the next chapter you went.
September 27, 1957 was the big day! Your engagement ring arrived in the mail from Dawson Creek where Pop was working at the time. Sure wouldn't want trust Canada Post with that now, hey??!! I still can't believe that an 18-year-old, that had never been away from home, left for Agassiz, BC, to start a new life. I always teased you about the next year and, how amazingly, the mill that Pop worked in burned to the ground and you and Pop headed back to Saskatchewan…. are you sure you didn't strike that match???!! Nah, I know you didn’t, but it makes for a great story.
Back home you lived in Deer Creek for a while, eventually settling in Hillmond to await my arrival (or so I like to think). You and Pop waited ten years for me to show up and then said, "that's it, we aren't doing that again!” I always wondered, but never asked, how many kids would you have had if you were able.
Mom, your strength through the 6 weeks of Pop's illness and his passing in February of 1993 showed me how to be strong through the darkest of days. You were 53 years old with no driver’s license; I remember saying to you if you got your license you could have Pop's truck. A year and a half later you had a driver’s license and Pop's truck!!
I can still see the smirk on your face the first time Neil's truck drove in the yard. I remember you saying, "tell him to come in for dinner" and he did. Wasn't long after that you looked at me one day and said, "you love him" ... you were right.
After losing Neil you picked me up and carried me again as you always have. So many people have been very kind to say I cared very well for you Mom, but truth be told you it was the other way around. Your strength still amazes me and I am so proud to call you Mom.
Mom, do you remember that early morning phone call? Your question "you are not alone, are you"? And again, I would never lie to you; my answer was..."nope, say good morning Roy" as I handed him the phone.
Mom, I know how much you loved Roy and he loved you. We have one regret … Roy never got to see you in the last two weeks. He will treasure the daily trips he made to see you at Points West. Our love and strength will carry us through this year of firsts.
Sassy is out of sorts but we will love and care for her as best we can.
We will get the garden tilled and we will be planting potatoes next week.
Mom, I missed you today...
I love you always,
Thank you to everyone for the calls, texts and Facebook messages for Mom. Thanks to Brett, Daria and McCaw's for their kindness and professionalism in making the arrangements for Mom. A special thanks to Brett for "not covering up Mom's toes!!! She did not like shoes and socks!
We can't say enough about the staff (we think of you as family) at Points West. Thank you for always going above and beyond in your kindness and care of Mom.
And finally, to Heath & Tracy & my CrudeMaster family; thank you for the time you gave me to spend with Mom; she spoke highly of you.
Roy and Sherry