VERA COLLEY

What makes Fernie special to you? 

Fernie is special to me because of the people. They all seem to be very friendly and caring. The mountains are great to look at every day. I never get tired of the view. There is plenty to do in Fernie no matter what your age.


What makes you proud to be Canadian?

Canada is a great country and for the most part, it is a safe place to live. It is very beautiful and it’s not over populated.


What is your Fernie story?

My family moved here in 1974 when Kaiser recruited miners from England. My husband, Alfred and myself along with our four children lived in Fernie until my husband retired from the mine. We then moved to Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) then to Creston where my husband passed away last year. I am now back in Fernie living with my daughter’s family.  I hope to stay here for the rest of my life.