We regret to announce the passing of Vance E. Shippy on March 1, 2007, at the age of 84 years. Vance was a longtime resident of Vernon and will be remembered by many in the community. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Marion; son, Ron (Carole) and their family; and daughters: Irene (Peter) and family, Cathy (Andrew) and family, and Lori. He will also be missed by stepson Bruce, and stepdaughters Brenda and April and families. Vance is also survived by siblings; Nerine, Fern, Velma and Vern, and their families. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 5, at 2:00 P.M., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with Pastor Sean Wong officiating, with interment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Vance to the Canadian Diabetic Association, Box 1301, Vernon, V1T 6N6. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 542-0155.