Velma Jean Logan (nee Freeman)



Velma Logan (nee Freeman) of Edmonton slipped away from this earthly plane at the age of 96 years. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Rick (Pat), Shawna, Kerry (David), Kathy (Gabriel), Chris (Graham) and son-in-law Al. She is survived by her sister Betty, and grandchildren: Peggy, Jody, Kelly, Korey, Martin, Lauren, Haylie, Sam, Isaac and Noah, as well as several great-grandchildren. She will also be remembered by Wendy of New Zealand, Gilbert of Montreal and step-grandchildren Norman and Gabriela. Velma was predeceased by her beloved eldest daughter Bonnie, husbands Jack Pape and Scotty Logan, sister Billie and “adopted” son Gordie. Velma was born in Saskatoon, the eldest of three daughters to Charlie and Sarah (Dolly) Freeman. The family soon moved to Edmonton, where mom spent the remainder of her life. Like others of her generation, Velma’s young life was shaped by the Great Depression and WWII. She always remembered a happy childhood, rich in family and friends, if not in money. Velma became a bride, a mother of two and a war widow by the age of 25. Velma married Scotty in 1949 and the family expanded. Ours was a busy household, and Mom was the centre of our universe. It wasn’t until we all grew up and had our own families that we truly appreciated how Mom juggled running a household with 6 kids, a husband who worked 7 days a week, and her busy social life with neighbours and friends. Velma was a founding member of the Edmonton Ladies Pharmaceutical Auxiliary and made many lifelong friends. Mom enjoyed her last few years at Rosedale, where she was lucky to live with family and friends, old and new. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Lynnwood 4 Parker, who cared so much for Velma during her time there. A Memorial Service for Velma will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:15 am, in the Great Room at Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445-40 Ave. If desired, please make a memorial donation in Velma’s honour to a charity of your choice.

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