Vernon Johnson

Died: Sat., Sep. 2, 2017


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 05, 2017
Location: Port Elgin Chapel


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 06, 2017
Location: Port Elgin Chapel


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Passed away peacefully, with family at his side on September 2, 2017, at the Owen Sound Hospital in his 93rd year.

 

Beloved husband of Betty for 70 years. Loving father of Judy (Paul) Brown of Port Elgin, Ontario, and Jane (and her late husband Allen) Wheeler of Fruitvale, British Columbia. Cherished grandfather of Ryan (Tracy) Brown of St. John’s Newfoundland, Shannon (Marty) Kearns, of Orillia, Ontario, Crystal (Shaun) Chadburn,of Duncan, British Columbia and Kim Wheeler, of Fruitvale, British Columbia. Much loved great grandfather of Miranda and Charlie Kearns of Orillia, and of Willow Chadburn of Duncan, British Columbia. Vern is also survived by his brother Bernard of Ancaster.

 

Vern was born in Simcoe, Ontario and was a WWII veteran (QOR of C), a graduate of U of T, a retired Professional Engineer and a long time employee of Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Cambridge, Ont.

 

After retiring to Port Elgin in 1986, Vern was manager of The Downtown BIA for several years. Vern was a charter member and past president of The Probus Club of Saugeen Shores.

 

Vern’s hobbies included photography, pencil & pen drawing, wood working and singing. Vern & Betty also travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe, including several cruises and their annual winter vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

Friends and family will be received at T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, 519-832-2222 on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 2-4pm, with a funeral service on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home.

 

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Saugeen Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

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Penny Inkster
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Vern was a lovely man who made such a difference to the Port Elgin BIA. Always friendly and caring. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo-Anne Hatt
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Betty we were so sad when we heard of Verns passing. He was a real gentlemen. He will be missed by so many. Memories are preciuos

Barb Fitzsimmons
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Judy, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Fitzsimmons

Gary & Mary-Lou Dale
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Dear Betty, Judy, Jane & Family,
We are deeply saddened to learn of Vern's passing. A life well lived, Vern will be missed and always admired for his sharp mind, quick wit and always a true gentleman.
With sympathy and much love.

Ron & Sandy Neeb
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Our Deepest Sympathy to Betty and Family on Vern's passing. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to know. We will miss him. Peace be with you.

Ron & Nancy McGillivray
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Sincere sympathy to Betty and family on the passing of Vern.

Jo-Anne and Ernie Hatt
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Betty we were so sad when we heard of Verns passing. He was a real gentlemen. He will be missed by so many. Memories are preciuos

Alex & Cathy McCulloch
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
To all of Vern's Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. Our most sincere sympathy. May all your warm memories help to comfort you in the days ahead.

Muriel Stanbury
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
My sincere sympathy to Vern's family. Vern and Betty were very nice neighbours of mine when I lived at Faith Maple Estates. I am so sorry for your loss.

Gord and Ann MacKay
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Betty, Judy, Paul and family- Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

George d. Gruetzner
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Betty, Judy and family. My sympathies to you. I had many lovely conversations with Vern over the years. George

Bob Bart
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Johnson Family sorry to heard of Vernon passing. I remember some good times working with Vernon when he was on the BIA, when I had the butcher shop. He was a great man and friend he will be missed. My prays go out to the family. Bob

Dave and Carol Fisher
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Vern and Betty were missed when they left Port Elgin, it was truly a loss to our community. Betty, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of Vern, he was a gentleman, well respected and a friend to all he met.

Marci and John Pridham
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Betty, Judy and Paul, and family..So sorry to hear about Vern..he was a fine man, and will be missed.Our sympathy to you all.

Andy Bingham
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
So sorry to hear of Vern's passing. We knew Vern through Probus and I must say that our monthly chats were, together with his leading us in O Canada, were a real highlight. Vern always had something positive to say and he had that twinkle in the eye that was infectious. Our condolences to all his family and friends.

Georgina Elliott
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
To Betty, Judy, Jane and families

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your loved one.

Jim and Georgina Elliott

Peggy & Peter Knowlton
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Dear Betty, Judy and family.
Really sorry to hear of Vern's passing.
We remember him from St John's and the Probus Club where he always led the
members in O Canada.

Norma Dudgeon
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Betty & family - my condolences on this sad news; I worked with Vern on the BIA and he was such a nice person, always had a smile & a hug

Dianne Kennedy and family
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Dear Aunt Betty, Judy, Paul, Jane and Family, we are saddened by the news of Uncle Vern's passing. We have wonderful memories of our times together. We will miss him. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our love and sympathy. Dianne, Frank, Michelle, Cheryl, Rob and Fiona.

Lynn Fromager
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Dear Judy,
Condolences to you, Paul & your family on behalf of the Tobermory Ladies' League.
We're all thinking of you at this difficult time.

Chuck and Linda Stuckey
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jane Boyd
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Judy so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Its hard to know what to say during this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Many memories to cherish.

Jane McAllister
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Sorry for your loss I loved Verns visits to the store he was a great asset to the Port Elgin BIA.

Basil and Gladys Eby
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Betty, Judy and all of Vern's family.
Sincere sympathy to you and the passing of a husband, father, grandfather.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss.

Dawn (Schut) Fines
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. I 'm glad to have had some really nice little chats with Vern during so many different volunteer events around town. Thanks, Vern, bless you.

Helen Wuerth
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Im so sorry to read about Vern I always enjoyed our little visits when we met. Fred also was very fond of Vern Sorry I couldnt be at the visitation or funeral but have been thinking about you Helen

Neville Johnson
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Love, hope and strength goes out to my Uncle's immediate family during this trying time.

Charlanne and Kent Milroy
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Betty, Judy, Paul and family -
Please forgive us - we were totally unaware aware of Vern's passing! What a fine man he was! His friendly, polished manner was a treat to engage, and we had many great conversations with him. Your family will miss him terribly. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Charlanne and Kent

Diane Pierce and Ed Pette
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Dear Judy Paul and family, sincere condolences to all of you. Treasure the great memories of your dad. Sincerely, Diane and Ed

Larry Hollister
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
Hi Betty : I just found out about Vern. What a great guy . Will miss him. Larry. Daytona Beach

Cathy Lambert
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
Betty and family... Your loss is our loss too - many memories at the Nautilus, Daytona Beach - happy hour with music nights and karaoke; we will miss you; cherish the memories... from Cathy (on the piano) and her mom Elizabeth from Pickering.

Neil and Helen Aitchison
   Posted Sat September 23, 2017
Dear Betty Judy Jane and family. We always loved seeing you for friendly visits. We have travel memories and will always remember how you took to our son as a young boy. We're confident you'll have many treasured memories of a lovely man and a life well lived. We send our love to you all. Neil & Helen and family.

Elaine Novakowich
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Dear Betty and family, I just saw the notice of Vern's passing. Oh, how he will be missed by all who loved him. You are in my prayers. Elaine

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