Verda Kozie was born as Verda Wolfe at home at the farm north of High Prairie on November 16, 1929 along with her twin sister Vera (Cox). They joined sisters Alberta (Turner), Lola (Elliot) and Dora (Christienson) and then welcomed sister Mildred (Habkirk) and brother Chester. Verda attended school in High Prairie and then took a dress making course in Edmonton. She met Stan Kozie in High Prairie and they married on October 4, 1950. They grew their family with Colleen in 1951, Ed in 1952 and then they moved to McLennan, Alberta. The expansion continued with Brenda in 1954 and Tim in 1957. When the family moved back to High Prairie and the house on O’Brien Drive Sandra joined the family in 1967.
Verda operated Kozie Catering for many years and she also helped husband Stan operate Kozie Auctions. Verda was a devoted volunteer to her community. She was active in the Royal Purple and received her 65 years active pin. She started and operated Second Wind resale store at St. Mark’s Anglican Church while being an active member of the church for over 50 years. She was also active in the Pleasant View Lodge Auxillary, Midnight Twilight Tourist Association and sat on a number of boards.
Verda died peacefully on August 23 and leaves her children: Colleen Greer (Larry), Ed Kozie (Helen), Brenda Conroy, Tim Kozie (Robyn) and Sandra Marquardt (Ron). She also leaves grandchildren Melissa Greer, Lisa Greer, Shelley Romanyshyn, Nicole Boyko, Lee Conroy, Trisha Laughlin, Kyla Conroy, Chris Kozie, Mandy Kozie, Steven Kozie, Kelsey Marquardt, Molly Eaton, and Matt Marquardt.
Great grandchildren include Brooke Greer, Ocean MacEvoy, Roman MacEvoy, Zachary Chomyn, Dakota Conroy, Nolan Conroy, Grady Conroy, Brendan Laughlin, Shanna Laughlin, Jillian Laughlin, Ayden Conroy-Flynn, Ewan Conroy-Kovach, Macey Verda Conroy-Kovach, Kale Romanyshyn, Quinn Romanyshyn, Cohen Boyko, Alison Boyko, Tycho Kozie, Nova Kozie, and Elliotte Marquardt.
Verda is predeceased by her husband Stan, sisters Vera Cox, Alberta Turner, Lola Elliot, brother Chester Wolfe, grandson Scott, and daughter in law Cathy.
A service for Verda Kozie will be held at the St. Mark’s church where she worshipped on September 2nd at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Mark’s Memorial Fund.
November 16 1926 – August 23 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Verda Rutha Kozie..
Death notice for the town of: High Prairie, Province: Alberta