VERNON EDWARD WILSON, CD
November 26, 1921 – October 2, 2007
World War II Veteran
Vernon Edward entered into rest peacefully on October 2, 2007 at the Peace Portal Lodge in Surrey.Vernon (Vern) was born in Carberry, Manitoba on November 26, 1921. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Alice, on October 2, 1999 – an infant daughter, Jo Ann; and his parents – Marie Anne Cheyne (Huppe) Norman Edward Wilson and step-father Cecil Cheyne. Beloved father of Wayne (Adeline), Doug (Darlene) and Cheryl (Gord); cherished grandfather of Jodi, (Angelo), Andrew (Corey), Tara, Stephanie (Kevin), Steven, Jo and Michelle; proud great grand-father of Matthew, Lucas, Joey, Aidan, Tyee and Austin. His love of family, strength, integrity and wise counsel will never be forgotten.
Vernon was raised in Winnipeg and in 1941, he married Alice Lindsay, his high-school sweetheart! Vernon served overseas during WWII in the Royal Canadian Air Force and he retired as a Master Warrant Officer in 1974. He and Alice had many postings and made life-long friendships which were treasured and maintained through the years. Attending church and becoming an integral part of every community was always important to them. Yet their family was, without question, their first priority! Their love, commitment to and respect for each other knew no bounds. It is a blessing that they are finally reunited.
A celebration of Vern’s life will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the Sunnyside United Church, 15639 – 24th Avenue in Surrey with Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Private interment for the immediate family will take place at Valley View Memorial Gardens. Donations to Peace Portal Lodge at 15441 – 16th Avenue, White Rock V4A 8T8 or to a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the entire staff of Peace Portal Lodge for their kindness, compassion and extra special care given to our Dad; and our most sincere “Thank You” to Dr. Glenn Anderson and the staff at Peace Arch Hospital. We would also like to re-affirm our appreciation for the regular visits and communications from his many friends and relatives. God bless you all!