Laverna Jean Salloum, 82, of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away from this life after compli- cations of brain tumors following a long, valiant battle. She was born the eldest child of Milton and Mabel Tucker in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Laverna mar- ried her beloved husband, Bud, who survives, over 60 years ago on August 6, 1954. Also surviving are daughter, Kathy Salloum and son, David (and Linda) Salloum; grandchildren, Sean and Tavrie, Sarah and Paige Salloum. Laverna has 3 sisters, Sheryn Vaughan, Lo- raine (and Graham) Gore, and Marlene (and Tin) Thomas. She also has many nieces and nephews, as well as Aunt Em Skagf- jord.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Milton and Mabel Tucker; brother-in-law, Robert Vaughan, and Aunt Lil Burner.
Laverna excelled in school in Bienfait, Saskatchewan and later entered the school of nursing at the Edmonton General Hospital in 1954. Following her nursing career, Laverna discovered and mastered many career opportunities, including the Edmonton Jaycettes, Edmonton Klondike Days, was host of CFRN-TV’s Second Cup morning television talk show, and was with the Al- berta Government as Director of Promotions and Hospitality. She enjoyed over 50 trips to Japan, twinning cities and strength- ening the bond between Canada and Japan. Her determination, drive and unwavering stamina was motivation to all who knew her.
A memorial service was held,on Sunday, May 31,2015 at 2:00PM at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 St, Ed- monton.
If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Edmonton Community Foundation, 9910-103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7 or a charity of one’s choice.
To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckin- ley.com.