Velma Storie (nee Murray)

Obituary of Velma Storie (nee Murray)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Velma Storie (Murray).  In her 83rd year, Velma passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2023   at CHSLD (The Cap) in Shawville, Quebec where she had been living since October 2022.

Velma was born to Marvin Murray and Louila (Alexander) on June 15, 1940, in the Shawville Hospital. Velma grew up in NORTH ONSLOW. as an older teenager, she moved to Ottawa with her family and, shortly after moving to Ottawa she began her career in the bank.  However, the Pontiac called her back.  She settled in Bristol and married, Harold Storie.  In 1966 they moved into their new home in Elmside, Quebec.

Velma will be greatly missed by her son Rod (Joanne) of Ottawa, her daughter Cindy Storie-Soth (Manfred) of Nanaimo, BC and by her 5 grandchildren Gavin, Jacob and Max of Ottawa, Chloe and Anna of Nanaimo, BC.

Velma is predeceased by her sisters Doris Manary(Kenny), Lola Hudson(Lloyd), Shirley Murray, brother Leland(Rita), and Brother-in-law Edward Storie.  She will be greatly missed by her brother Cleo Murray (Delma), sister Sheila Maidment (Bill) Sister-in-laws Flaurie Storie, Diane Storie, Mary Jamieson(Jim), Cindy Storie (Ed), and brother-in-laws Clarke Storie(Marylou), Sid Storie (Jarmila).  She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Velma enjoyed a long career with the Bank of Montreal, working her way up from a teller to a branch manager in Shawville, Quebec.  She made many friends working at the bank and often said her favorite part of working in the banking industry was the relationships she formed with co-workers and clients. Velma retired from the bank in 1995.

When Velma wasn't raising her family and working, she enjoyed snowmobiling and she loved going to dances. She always had some kind of craft on the go.  Velma enjoyed getting together with friends and playing cards. Bridge was her clear favourite. Velma also spent many hours volunteering with the Quyon Lionettes and enjoyed helping at her church. She was always willing to lend a helping hand at the Shawville Fair and the Quyon Tractor Pulls. It would make Velma's day when Rod and his buddies would all show up at the house, hungry and thirsty. She felt so much joy filling their bellies and listening to all the shenanigans they had gotten up to. In her retirement, Velma ran a successful chip wagon and took up the sport of golf.  She would laugh and say she thought she enjoyed the social part of golf more than playing the game.

In 2011, Velma purchased her home in Norway Bay,  She loved sitting on her deck and watching all the excitement on the beach and all the comings and goings at the pier.  Velma often expressed how happy she was that she had scaled down from the family home in Elmside, which was becoming way too much work on her own. Velma really enjoyed planning the renovations and decorating her new home.  She knew she had made a great decision to have chosen Norway Bay to spend her remaining years.  In the fall of 2022, she left kicking and screaming. Due to health reasons she could no longer remain on her own and had to make her new home at the CHSLD (The Cap).

Special thanks go out to all the staff at CHSLD (The Cap) for all the wonderful care she received there. Thanks also goes out to her friends and neighbors who cared for her, especially in her later years. 

Professional arrangements have been entrusted to the Hayes Funeral Home, Shawville, Quebec. A service will be held to remember and celebrate Velma on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews-Knox United Church, 71 Aylmer Road, Bristol, Quebec J0X 1G0

In lieu of flowers, donations to Quyon Lionettes, St. Andrews-Knox United Church, or a charity of your choice. All will be greatly appreciated.




Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, May 5, 2023
St. Andrew's Knox United Church
71 Aylmer Rd
Bristol, Quebec, Canada
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