Michael William Barry Vernon

December 4, 1974 – September 22, 2021
It is with such profound sadness I say goodbye to my youngest. He brought such joy with his humour, charisma and ideas.
His loves were skateboards, all animals, books, James Michener novels, Alaska, music, lakes, fishing and especially his girls.
He is survived by his mom Susan Harris, his dad Barry Vernon (Diane), brother James (Kelly), daughters Ashley Mae (Justin) and Sarah Boo along with his sweet granddaughter, Lily.
Michael is also survived by his patient loving partner, Tara.
Also loved by his aunts Sharen, Frankie and Diane; cousins Sheilagh, Teresa and Jennifer. He had many, many friends and is surely missed by all.
He worked hard – played hard and surpassed many hardships.

Loved forever – Momma

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonging to him and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it.
“LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you’d walk with me all the way, but I have noticed that during
the most troublesome times in my life there was only one set
of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most,
you would leave me.”
The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would
never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you
saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
• Margaret Fishback Powers


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