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Born: Apr 09, 1940
Date of Passing: May 05, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
April 9, 1940 - May 5, 2021
Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Tina Neufeld and brother Jake Neufeld. He is survived by his loving wife Elma, of 60 years; children, Carolyn (Michael) Kinnear and Dennis (Jennifer) Neufeld; grandchildren, Jadyn and Adam Neufeld; brother John (Doris) Neufeld and sister-in-law Shirley Neufeld, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vern started his career in banking in 1960 but moved careers to transportation when he joined Canadian Motorways in 1967 where he worked till its closing in 1993. He then purchased the courier division Motopak and ran it with his son Dennis till he retired in 2007.
Vern was very fortunate to be surrounded by many good friends including ones living in the Country Villas. Vern enjoyed hobbies that included reading, genealogy, golfing at Elmhurst, and creating scavenger hunts for Jadyn and Adam. Vern and Elma spent 34 years vacationing in Hawaii at the Banyon and found time to travel to many exotic locations around the world.
He will be greatly missed by all those who have had time to get to know him and spent time with him.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place without services and any memorials will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Uncle Vernie was a very special man — kind, generous, funny, and a pro genealogist. I will remember him for all of these things. He hosted my baby shower with Tante Elma, shared so many interesting stories about his family’s history (even writing a book), and made sure that more than a few of us made it to the annual Breast Cancer fundraiser, a cause that has affected and benefited so many. Uncle Vernie, you will always be missed... - Posted by: Sandi Neufeld (family friend) on: Jun 03, 2021
Dennis, Jennifer, Jadyn, and Adam, We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dad and grandpa. We hope the memories you have made over the years give you some measure of comfort as you face this difficult time. - Posted by: Ron, Cheryl, & Lauren (friend) on: May 31, 2021
Sincere condolences to Elma and family as I got to know Vern through my parents. Vern was a kind, caring and compassionate man who was always there to support his neighbours and community. Vern will certainly be missed not only by his family but by all those that were fortunate enough to know him. - Posted by: Jim (son of his neighbours) on: May 19, 2021
Tante Elma, Carolyn, Dennis and families, Uncle Vern was truly one of the most kind and caring person. He always had a warm and friendly smile for everyone. Our condolences on his sudden passing. We will all miss him very much. - Posted by: Karen Toews (Niece) on: May 19, 2021
Elma, Carolyn and Dennis. Our sincere condolences on Vern/your Dad's passing. We have so many great memories of Vern and all of you as we all grew up beside each other in Weaver Bay. Take care. Hugs!! Dave and Sharon - Posted by: Dave and Sharon Rubel (Former next door neighbours) on: May 16, 2021
Sincere condolences to Elma and family from a former neighbour at the Country Villas. Vivian Dayment - Posted by: Vivian P Dayment (Friend) on: May 15, 2021
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