FEBUARY 17, 1921 – JANUARY 18, 2011
passed away peacefully at his home at Resthaven Lodge in Sidney on the morning of January 18, 2011. He was born in Victoria on February 17, 1921 and lived almost all of his life on the sea which he loved. In his final two years at Resthaven he contributed regularly to the music programs by playing his drums and was greatly cared about by the staff and the other residents. Vernon (Vern) is survived by his four loving daughters and their husbands, Lesley & Richard Shaw, Donna & Dale Thornton, Susan & Craig Girard and Pamela & Glenn Rowden, as well as seven grandchildren: Lori, Leah, Jason, Jeremy, Jody, Vince, Lauren; and eight great-grandchildren. His love of music was passed along to his family who continue to celebrate life in music and song. The family wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Resthaven Lodge staff and to Dr. Andre du Toit who all contributed to Vern’s comfort and care in his final years. Everyone went above and beyond what would be expected and the family is very much appreciative of this. There will be a private family gathering at a later date.