Herman Earnest Haberstock was born on August 9, 1929 and passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 22, 2016 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Herman will be lovingly remembered by his children; daughter, Linda (Tim) Sakamoto of Vernon, B.C.; sons, Don (Tannyce) Haberstock of Vernon, B.C. and Brad (Valina) Haberstock of West Kelowna, B.C; his daughter-in-law, Heather Haberstock of Vernon, B.C; six grandchildren, Garreth (Lindsay), Brooke, Amanda, Tyler (Tenille), Paige and Erin; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Andrew and Noah; one brother Dave (Belva) of Vernon, B.C.; and two sisters, Ruth Porada of Kamloops, B.C. and Gloria (Barry) Parker of Pocatello, Idaho; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his wife Erma; and son, Dale Haberstock; his parents, Adam and Emma Haberstock; and brother Edwin Haberstock.
Herman spent his early years growing up in Shellmouth, Manitoba. He was introduced to his future wife Erma, by mutual friends in the summer of 1952. They were married in Saskatoon on June 20th, 1953 and celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in Vernon in 2013.
Herman worked for the CN Railway as a painter before relocating to Vernon in 1957. In 1959 he transitioned into his permanent career with BC Hydro, where he worked as a truck driver for 29 years. Herman enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting with family and friends. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and spent much of his time tending to a well manicured yard and garden. He loved relaxing road trips across the border in his motor home and his weekly bowling games socializing with his friends. Herman will be fondly remembered as a happy and loving person, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Herman was cremated per his request, and a family graveside service took place at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Monday, July 11th, where he was laid to rest. Family and friends then gathered for a service at the Bethel Funeral Chapel, followed by more memories in their Tea Room.
An expression of sympathy, for those who wish to do so, may send donations in memory of Herman to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2101 – 32 Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5L2
Funeral arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD. 5606 – 27 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8E5 • 250-542-1187