It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vera Annice Volard on August 8, 2015. Mom lived a full life with many adventures.
Born in Yorkshire, England April 20, 1926 to parents Annice Bassinder and Langryk Millner. She had a large family including 5 siblings, Bill, Doug, Brian, Len and Betty. In May of 1944 she joined the British Military, and was discharged in May 1946. While in service she had met her first husband a Canadian soldier Kenneth Dustin. They married February 1946. She joined Kenneth and his parents Wallace and Beatrice Dustin, in Canada to settle in Fort Frances Ontario where they raised 4 children, Bill, Karen, Brian and Susan. During her time in Ontario she and other War Brides formed a branch of the Overseas Wives Club, she then joined the Legion in 1963. In 1964 they picked up and moved to BC where she continued to be involved in the Legion branch in Golden. After the passing of Kenneth in 1982, she continued to be a proud member of the Legion. During a Legion convention in Kimberly she met her second husband Maurice Volard. They were married for many years until his passing March 2009. She was predeceased by 3 brothers Bill, Brian and Doug. She is survived by her sister Betty (Arthur) Kinman of South Africa, brother Len (Pat) Austwick of England and their families. She is remembered by her children Bill (Cecilia) Dustin of Saskatoon, Sask. Karen (Ed) DeGagne of Golden, BC, Brian Dustin of Surrey, BC and Susan Johnston of The Pas, Man. as well as numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
There will no funeral but a Tea will be held at a later date, which will be announced in the local Newspaper and on social media.
Online condolences can be sent through Vera’s obituary at
Arrangements were in the care of
Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.