November 17, 1935 – June 28, 2017

It is with sadness that we announce that Verna passed away at her home in Redwood Meadows on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 after a lengthy battle with dementia. Verna is survived by her children Dale Barrow, Edward (Becky) Barrow, and Lori Barrow; her grandchildren Jennifer Barrow, Daniel Mikalson, Ryan Mikalson, Justin Barrow and Robert Barrow; her siblings Ivy Nashman (Sam), Joan Meger, Ken Meger and Ina Walker; her wonderful caregivers Lucia Marisol, Betty Mamani and Vivian Farries; and her very special friend Julie Thompson. Verna was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Barrow.

Verna was born in Saskatchewan to Edward and Elsie (nee Martin) Meger and moved to BC as a young child, growing up in the Vernon area.

In her younger adult years Verna lived in Edmonton before moving to Whitehorse YT where she worked at Hougen’s Department Store where she met and fell in love with Ken. After that she moved to Saskatoon where she worked as a hospital receptionist and married Ken. Together they moved to Calgary for a brief stint before returning to Whitehorse. After a while they moved to Calgary where she had a successful career working as a Tupperware Manager at Northern Lights Sales. She loved working with her hands and spent countless hours sewing, crocheting, quilting and making ceramics. She was proud to have donated 100 handmade afghans to a hospice as a special gift to honour what would have been her father’s 100th birthday.

At Verna’s request no funeral services will be held.

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  1. On July 3, 2017 at 5:53 pm Connie Cockshutt Said:

    So sad to hear of Verna’s passing.

    I remember all those afghans she crocheted and the many pretty quilts she sewed.

    I was always amazed when I would tell Verna that I was looking for a specific piece of Tupperware and down to the basement she would go and present me with that particular piece- and this was long after she no longer sold Tupperware.

    My thoughts are with you,


  2. On July 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm Ting On Chan Said:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  3. On July 16, 2017 at 9:50 am Cammy Visseau Said:

    my deepest sympathies from myself and my family. we will miss Verna. Memories of working with her at Tupperware and going camping with Verna and Ken and chatting on the phone for a couple of hours almost daily. I have missed our chats for awhile now. I will really miss her

  4. On February 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm Joy McKinnon Said:

    Dear Ed and family, I just came across Verna’s obituary. What lovely pictures. It was nice to read of her life accomplishments. I know that you miss her,
    God Bless,
    Joy McKinnon Foot care nurse.

  5. On June 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm Terry Said:

    I too was saddened to come across Verna’s obituary. I recall her endless support for her grandson when he was attending Banded Peak School. She was a strong and determined woman. I recall our discussions about my father who shared her birthday. I am the beneficiary of one of her quilting projects which remains to this date on our bed. My thoughts are with you.