VERKERK, Elinor. 1925 – 2013. Passed away at home on October 21st. Survived by her loving family, son Jim (Cathy Lien), daughters Ruth (Patrick Adams), Anne (Dave Wahn), and grandchildren of whom she was so proud, Dominique Adams, Tyler, Tiffany, and Taryn Verkerk, and Eric and Graeme Wahn. Predeceased by her husband David Verkerk, grandson Philippe Verkerk, and sisters Ina MacKirdy and Enid Dearing. Elinor will be remembered for her years as a primary teacher in Burnaby, Vancouver, Ruskin, and Maple Ridge. She will be especially remembered for her amazing talents and hours spent at her loom, in her garden, in her kitchen, and also for her volunteer work with the Parkinson Society. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. In Elinor’s memory, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of BC, 600 – 890 West Pender St. Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9. Condolences may be sent to


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