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Vera Wenschlag

October 10, 1943 - September 6, 2022


It is with sadness and love that we announce the passing of Vera Wenschlag (nee Kalmikoff) 78 on September 6, 2022.

Vera was born in Nelson to Mary and Mike Kalmikoff on Oct 10, 1943. She spent her childhood with her family in Salmo. Then, when she was old enough, she moved to Nelson to start her career. In 1968 she joined the RDCK and hit her stride as Deputy Secretary. She was well respected as the RDCK’s Chief Elections Officer for many years. After receiving many service awards, she eventually retired from the RDCK after 40 years of service.

Among her many understated gifts, Vera’s legendary borscht and pedaheh was a standout. Friends will remember many fun dinner parties at the lake to revel in her delicious cooking. Her gardening skills were enviable and were come by honestly as her Mom, Mary, was a prize-winning gardener. Vera always kept her mind and hands busy with cooking, reading, and solving crossword puzzles with wizardly skills. After retirement she cherished her yearly trips with her husband to their little paradise condo in Palm Springs.

Vera is predeceased by her Mom and Dad, sister Nellie, brother Donnie, and her beloved Lhasa Apso Sammy.

She is survived by Harvey, her loving husband of 35 years; stepchildren Stuart, Jason, and Jodie; grandchildren Karlie and Jessie; great grandchildren Niko and Victor; sister-in-law Mary; nephews Will (Brenda) and Johnnie.

Vera had a bright spirit and a smile that would light up the room. Her kindness and generous nature were a gift to us all.

In lieu of flowers, please make a big pot of borscht and share it with someone you love.

Funeral to be held at Nelson Cemetery at 11:00am Wednesday October 12, 2022, with a celebration of life to follow. Contact Jodie Wenschlag at 604-808-7171 for details.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Bonnie & Ralph
Relation: Friend

We were truly saddened to hear of Vera’s passing. She was a very kind and sweet lady with a fun sense of humour. We will not forget her. Bonnie and Ralph Clarke

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 12, 2022
Beginning at 11:00am

Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery
2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada

Celebration of Life to follow the funeral service. Contact Jodie Wenschlag at 604-808-7171 for details.

2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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