For Valerie Weinert, life happened at church.
She remembers learning about God in the gym during Sunday school. She remembers saying her wedding vows at the front of the stained-glassed sanctuary. She remembers longtime friends who have passed away.
Weinert was born in 1948. She attended Oakridge United Church growing up, six blocks east from her family’s duplex on Cambie and 46th. But development is coming to the site, and the church building of nearly seven decades will be demolished.
“It’s like any family home,” said Weinert. “You lose a family home and you remember all the good times you’ve had. Even when you’ve got all the memories, it’s still a sad thing.”
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