March 19, 1948 – September 8, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Vern passed away peacefully in Quebec City after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Vancouver but spent his formative years in Nanaimo, playing all sorts of sports and graduating from NDSS in 1966. After attending SFU, he moved to Quebec and has lived there ever since.
Pre-deceased by his parents Josephine and Mike, he is survived by his wife Michelle Simard and Chantal Mongie Tetu, his companion of the past 15 years.
He also leaves behind his daughters Annie and Sarah and his grandchildren Dylan, Logan, Lily and Myles. Also survived by his siblings Allan, Stephen, Julie and Tracy.
He taught at the English department of Laval University and only recently retired.
There will be a family gathering on the west coast in the summer of 2024 to celebrate Vern’s life.
- Support Centre
- Contact Us