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Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2020

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1932 - 2020

Peacefully on April 17, 2020, Miss Verona Dechene passed away at the age of 87.
Verona was the daughter to Viola and Gus Dechene and lived most of her life in her childhood home in Starbuck.
Verona always had a positive attitude, "I am 87. I have no complaints, I lived a great life. I had a good education, I travelled. I am content. Not everyone has been as fortunate."
Verona had a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Library Science from McGill University and was by profession a librarian.
Verona surrounded herself with books on ancient history, influential people, art and archaeology. At her request truckloads of her books were donated to the Children's Hospital Book Drive. Verona was an avid gardener, a gifted artist, a craftsman, a bird and weather watcher, a cribbage player and enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles.
Thank you to the compassionate staff on Skyview at the Lion's Prairie Manor.
Cremation has taken place and in keeping with her wishes no services will be held.
In her memory plant red flowers, read a good book, and feed the birds.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Rest In Peace, my dear, dear Friend. You will forever be in my heart. - Posted by: Cathy Drozd (Neighbour) on: Apr 26, 2020

  • As a kid I took music lessons from Verona's mother, Viola. While I didn't really know Verona that well, I still remember that grand old house and all of those books! I was so impressed with the volume and diversity being an avid reader even as a kid. I admire that Verona lived her life as she wished, on her own terms. And that in the end she was at peace. - Posted by: Jane Rempel (Admirer) on: Apr 25, 2020

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