July 3, 1940 – January 30, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Vernon Lloyd Blaney, on January 30, 2021. Vern, as he was known to us, was born on July 3, 1940, to Sadie and Robert Blaney, in Vernon, British Columbia.
He married his high school sweetheart, Bernadette Genovy, in 1960. He started a career in banking, at The Bank of Nova Scotia in the village of Lumby, where he was raised. Their son, Curtis was born in 1961, while they were living in Vancouver, and they later immigrated to Riverside, California. Vern worked with Security First National Bank, before pursuing a career in Dentistry.
In 1965, his daughter, Tracy was born. While raising two children, Vern worked at the Admissions office of Loma Linda Hospital, at night, and worked towards his degree. He graduated with a DDS from Loma Linda in 1974, and soon moved back to Vernon, B.C. with his family. Dr. V. L. Blaney, as he became known, professionally, practiced there for 10 years, before he and Bernie moved back to Southern California. Dr. Blaney purchased a practice in Escondido and enjoyed serving the needs of his patients for 29 years, retiring in 2006.
In his spare time, Vern enjoyed golf, tennis, fishing and flying. Vern took great delight in the wonders of nature, the company of animals, and his family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bernadette (Genovy) Blaney, his children, Curtis Blaney of B.C., Canada and Tracy (Blaney) Tessler of Oregon. His grandchildren include Jaclyn Bonner and Garrett Blaney of B.C., Simone and Hannah Tessler of Oregon, and Saige Tessler of Australia. Great grandchildren include Ellie and Evie Bonner of B.C.
We will miss his perseverance during challenging times, his adventurous spirit, and that mischievous sparkle in his eyes.
A virtual memorial will be arranged for a future date. Obituary
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