It is with great sadness that the family announces the recent passing of Ethel, (March 18/05) at age 90, and Vern (July 24/05) at age 87 in the Kinsmen Nursing Home in Tsawwassen, after a wonderful marriage of 64 years. Predeceased by their son Charles in infancy, they are survived by their 5 loving children: Lynne (Ted) of Richmond, Don (Sharon) of Kindersley, SK, Ken of Saskatoon, SK, Doreen (Terry) of Coldstream, and Les (Marlow) of Meadow Lake, SK. They were also the beloved grandparents of 13 grandchildren, and were very proud of their 7 great-grandchildren. Mom and Dad were born in small towns in Saskatchewan where they married in 1941, and raised their children in Regina before moving to Tsawwassen in 1983. They were the first married couple to live at Kinsmen Home in 13 years, and were much beloved by each and every staff member, who regarded them as an inspiration and mourned their passing along with us.
Private memorials were held for them in Tsawwassen where their ashes are interred. They will both be sadly missed by their entire family, but we are left with many cherished memories of our lives with them.