Verna Negraeff (née Pereverzoff)
October 4, 1934 – April 7, 2022
Verna Negraeff (née Pereverzoff) passed away at her residence in Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, in Watson, Saskatchewan on Thursday, April 7, 2022. She was 87 years of age. Born in Wadena, SK, to Alex and Mable (née Maloff) Pereverzoff, Verna grew up in Kylemore, SK. She married her husband Lorne on June 24, 1954, and Watson, SK, became her home where she lived and raised her family. Although a lady of many hobbies and activities, such as knitting and crocheting, her great joy was gardening. It afforded her the time to enjoy the quiet and fresh air, often early in the morning. She is remembered to have been up and out the door an hour or more before anyone else. Once the household started to get going, back she would come to look after everyone’s needs and help get their days on track. Looking back on her childhood, she had fond memories of harvest, taking meals out to the fields, work bees and threshing crews, and working together. In her mind, she didn’t even remember (or choose to share!) stories of arguments or tension with her siblings in her own home. Maybe this was embellished somewhat, but it reflected her cheerful and positive outlook. Over the years, she worked at a few businesses in Watson and was very easy to get along with, enjoying her time with the public and putting others at ease. Time at the cabin at Marean Lake included relaxing, boating, fishing, and snowmobiling. Once they sold the cabin, Verna and Lorne camped in their new trailer. Their travel included bus tours, often to casinos, in Canada and the United States, and trips to Hawaii, and the East Coast. Many good memories were made on weekend getaways to Vegas with her sister and girlfriends. In her hometown, Verna was a member of the Watson Community Club, the Pastoral Care Team at Trinity United Church, and assisted with the local Lions Club. Verna and Lorne were both deeply involved with local and Provincial Doukhobor choirs. In fact, from 1955 – 1960 Verna taught young singers the Russian language and how to sing Russian hymns. Verna and Lorne sang in a choir every year at a festival in Veregin, SK, and they both were members of the Saskatchewan Centennial Doukhobor Choir of 2005, this choir also making an LP recording in that year. Throughout the years, until just recently, they participated in local Russian choir groups. Verna was always happy to offer her help when it was needed. Her family, loved ones, and friends are left to mourn her passing, and Verna was predeceased by: her daughter, Jennifer Negraeff, her parents, Alex and Mable (née Maloff) Pereverzoff, two brothers, one sister, and her parents-in-law, Lorne and Polly (née Lazeroff) Negraeff. The Funeral Service for Verna was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity United Church in Watson, SK, and officiated by Brenda Curtis. Dorothy Ozereoff read the scripture readings, Laurie Sproule led the music ministry, and words of remembrance were offered by her son, Eli Negraeff, her grandson Carlos Negraeff, her niece Beverley Katelnikoff, and her nephew Robert Negraeff. The active pallbearers were: Eli Negraeff, Carlos Negraeff, Robert Negraeff, Bill Katelnikoff, Billy Katelnikoff, and Harvest Ifield, with Tony Zoobkoff, Neil Pereverzoff, Howard Negraeff, and Douglas Pereverzoff, noted as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at the Watson Public Cemetery, and a memorial luncheon was held at the Watson New Horizon Club. Memorial donations may be directed either to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, (#26 – 1738 Quebec Ave., Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1V9), or to the Canadian Cancer Society, (#2 – 630 45th St. W., Saskatoon, SK, S7L 5W9).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan