SELIG – Verda Z. 1920 – 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom, Nanny, Sister, Aunt and Friend on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Born in Chelsea, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Hazen and Hazel (Herman) Henley and step-mother, Carrie Henley.
Verda was a long-time resident of South Brookfield, Queens County, she was a member of the United Baptist Church and lifelong member of the Women’s Missionary Society. Verda was a woman of many passions including cooking, music and various crafts. For the past year and a half, she was cared for by C. Renate Bennett, Nurse Practitioner, and the wonderful staff at the North Queens Nursing Home in Caledonia. These extraordinarily kind people became part of her extended family, especially during the past several months of COVID isolation, and she loved them all dearly.
Verda is survived by her daughters Judi (Bill) Wamboldt, Carolyn McBride and Cheryl Selig; sisters Una Aulenback and Joan (Gerry) LeMoal; grandsons Chris McBride (Kim Myers), Darren Wamboldt (Kelly Hatt), Shane Wamboldt (Suzanne); great grandchildren Hayden, Lauren, Lindsey, Jake, Ruby, Beth, and honorary great grandchildren, Zoe and Porter, who all loved their “Jelly Bean Nanny”. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Verda was predeceased by her husband John, her sisters Ida, Beverly and Elsie and her sons-in-law Douglas McBride and Richard Bavelaar.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool N.S. A service to celebrate her full and wonderful life will be held Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in South Brookfield United Baptist Church, South Brookfield. Reverend Vic Adams officiating. Burial will take place in South Brookfield Community Cemetery, South Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Brookfield United Baptist Church, the North Queens Nursing Home Recreation Department, the North Queens Fire Association or any charity of choice.
All attending this service are required to bring a mask, practice social distancing and provide for contact tracing at the door. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
“ She was our North, South, East and West,
Our working week and Sunday rest,
Our noon, our night, our talk, our song;
We thought she’d last forever. We were wrong” – W.H. Auden