Posted: July 7th, 2022

Verna Koskewich

1940 – 2022

Mrs. Verna Koskewich of Lethbridge passed away in the arms of her loving daughters at the Chinook Regional Hospital on June 29, 2022 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Verna grew up in Del Bonita on the farm of her parents, Ernie and Violet Hillmer, fostering a love of farming that continued with her marriage to George Koskewich in 1957.

She worked hard alongside our father and took great pride in their purebred cattle business Northridge Braunvieh. Being a farm wife and raising three children kept her busy but she enjoyed every minute of it. In her later years she travelled throughout the western U.S. and Canada.

Verna is survived by her two daughters: Dianne (Ken) Mertz and Judy Westcott; daughter-in-law Sherri Koskewich; four grandchildren: Amanda (Cody) Michaelis, Ben Koskewich, Cliff (Jana), and Sam Westcott; two step grandchildren: Tara (Andy) Hubbard and Tawni (Myles) Parkinson; nine great grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Dalton and Dorothy Tomlinson; sister-in-law Vicki Sommerfeldt; six nephews and numerous cousins.

Besides her parents Ernie and Violet Hillmer, Verna was predeceased by George (2005), eldest child Byron (2021), in-laws John and Lena Koskewich, four brother-in-laws, one sister-in-law, and one nephew.

A Celebration of Verna’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Taylor Croissant officiating.

A private family Interment will be held prior in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Alberta.

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