Aaron John Drexler

With much sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Aaron John Drexler on Feb. 3, 2013 in the Vernon Hospital after a brief and sudden illness.

Aaron was born to Joseph and Pauline Feb. 23, 1938 in Carbon, Alta. He later resided in Banff from 1952 – 1972, that’s when he and Anne decided to move to Vernon with their two children, where Aaron worked as a highly and well thought of painter for many years.

Aaron will be remembered most for his kind and giving nature. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone and would give them the shirt off his back if they needed it. His door was always open to those who knew him, no matter what time of day. His warm and caring nature attracted many friends along his way through life. He had a great sense of humor and his distinct laugh and infectious smile will be missed by us all.

He enjoyed many years camping and fishing in the area with his family and friends, but his most favorite spot was Echo Lake in Lumby where the Drexler, Smoliak and Walker Clan laughter could be heard throughout the lake spot nearly every weekend and holiday.

We miss those years, and we hold faith that we’ll meet and be together again one day.

Aaron leaves behind to mourn his passing, his children Carrie and Rob, his grandchildren Cellina, Cortney, Danyell, and Brad. His Siblings, Joe (Louise) Drexler, Don (Sue) Drexler, Pat (Terry) Occonor Brown, Judy (Pat) Thompson, Betty Heart and numerous other family members whom he held dear, too numerous to mention.

Aaron joins his family and friends that have gone on before him, especially his wife Anne. That will be some reunion in Heaven.

A celebration of Life for family and friends will be held this Saturday, February 9, at the Vernon Elks Hall, 3130 30th Street, Vernon, B.C., 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

A Graveside Gathering and Reception will be held for the family at a later date.

Thank you to the ICU Doctors and Nurses that gave such good care of Aaron and the family during this time. Your thoughtfulness and compassion is greatly appreciated through that difficult time.

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