Velna Parish married Earl Dorscheid

Velna (Vee) Grace Dorscheid, 87, of Grande PrairieVee Dorscheid passed away on Sunday, March 9th, 2008 at the age of 87 years with her family by her side after courageously battling a lengthy illness. Vee was born in Leo, AB May 15, 1920. At an early age her family moved to the Bezanson District. Vee married Earl Dorscheid in 1940. They lived in Camrose while Earl was in the army, after which they settled in the Glen Leslie District east of Grande Prairie in 1945. They farmed for many years prior to Earl's death.After Dad passed away, Mom moved to Grande Prairie where she worked at the Grande Prairie Co-op and Karen's Fashion's. From August 2007 to her passing, Mom called the Wild Rose Manor home. Mom had many talents and interests, but the ones she treasured the most was sewing, knitting for her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, crocheting and quilting. Mom's great grandchildren proudly wear G.G's hand made sweaters, toques, mitts and slippers.Mom is survived by her son Danny (Janice), daughter Joanne (Fred) Weller, Daughter-in-law Carol, grandchildren; Jim (Lisa), Troy (Sharon), Kevin (Cori), Jae Jay (Terry Cote), Randy (Sasha), Darren (Terri) Rutberg, Jamie (Alvin) Nicolay and Janna Weller (Jason Firth). Mom is also leaving behind 17 precious great grandchildren Megan, Kaley, Reid, Heidi, April, Luke, Karsen, Ty, Spencer and Catcher Dorscheid, Thomas, Jackson and James Rutberg, Taylar, Tyler and Maezie Nicolay and Ryan Firth. Mom is also survived by two sisters; Eleanor (Ralph) Saunders and Luella (Howard) Johnson.Mom was predeceased by her husband Earl (1970), sons Mark (1964) and Darrel (2006), son-in-law Gary Rutberg (1974), her parents Myrtle and Charles Parrish, four brothers; Lawrence, Myron, Emory and Melvin Parrish and two sisters; Florence Suvan and Allie Douglas.A Memorial Service will be held at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel (10005 - 107 Ave) on Friday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m.Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy contributions to the QEII Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.comOliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium11167805


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