1933 – 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vern on November 7, 2015 in Vernon, BC, born December 24, 1933 in Blenheim, South Carolina. Vern moved with his family to California when he was 12 years old. Vern attended UCLA. He enlisted in the US Army and there he taught electronics. He began working in the family collections agency and continued his career path by moving the family to Northern California. Vern stayed in the business world until his retirement in 1995. In 1996, he and Pat retired to Enderby, BC. Vern loved his family and enjoyed golfing, the arts, classical music, opera, and photography.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia whom he met and married in 1963; children: Sean (Melissa), Mike (Michelle), Erin (David); grandchildren: Eric (Jenn), Gavin, Madison, Kruz, Kordy, Cannon, Creed, Mateo, Simone; great grandchildren: Madilyn, Garrett, and many extended family and friends. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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