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JIM VERNON Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Jim Vernon on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Victoria Hospital. We will celebrate Jim's life at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Grant and Elm, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, Reverend Donna Joy officiating. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715
Publish Date: Mar 16, 2013
JIM VERNON Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Jim Vernon on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Victoria Hospital. In his 84th year, Jim was born August 14, 1929 to Harry and Iris Vernon (now deceased). Jim grew up in the west end of Winnipeg, graduating from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. Jim is survived by Roxie, his wife of 54 years; his son Tom and grandsons Zach and Jay of Burlington, Ontario; and his daughter Suzy and grandsons Sam, Ben and Drew of Winnipeg. He is also survived by his cousin Carole McCarthy (Ray) of British Columbia and her family, by nieces Shelly and Kaylee of Winnipeg, and family in Starbuck, England and Australia, and by his extended family, the Mitchells. Jim was in the restaurant business for most of his life, living in Hamilton, Vancouver, Toronto and eventually back in Winnipeg. Jim was a freemason, a member of Scottish Rite and Khartum Chanters. Jim's strong tenor voice became apparent at Daniel Mac, and music became his passion. He sang in many church and secular choirs, also performing with the Musical Comedy Guild, at Rainbow Stage and the Hamilton Theatre Inc. He and Roxie were never without a place to sing. We will celebrate Jim's life at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Grant and Elm, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, Reverend Donna Joy officiating. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to National Service Dogs, see www.nsd.on.ca for information. The family would like to thank a whole bunch of health professionals, especially the 5th floor Victoria Hospital. Jim wanted a celebration of his life. Please do not be somber...be happy and sing! Faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love Love for each other, our daughter, our son, Love for five grandsons, one by one. Love for baseball, "Let's go Jays", Love for football on crisp fall days. Love for his dogs, labs yellow and black, Love for the garden, those darn rabbits are back. Love for the music was always the thing, His happiness was being able to sing. So farewell my love, my life, my best friend, The memory of the music will help my heart mend. Rox For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715
Publish Date: Mar 13, 2013
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 16, 2013
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