October 23, 2020
1926-2020 ~ The family of Vernon James Wilson [Vern] is sad to announce his passing on Oct 23, 2020.
Vern was born in Armstrong in 1926 and grew up there and in the Enderby area. He is survived by Betty Wilson, Barry Wilson, Terry Wilson and Patsy (Rick) Appel, grandchildren Dallas Wilson, Lisa (Colin) O’Leary, Nikki (Wes) Wallace, Simon (Stefanie) Appel and 10 great grandchildren. He enjoyed sports, played drums in a dance band and was very proud of his WWII Navy service.
He married Betty Dale in 1949; they had 3 children, Barry, Patsy and Terry. Vern was an auto body repairman and had his own shop in Victoria for 10 years, before moving to East Barriere Lake Resort in 1971. There he trapped, worked at a body shop in McLure, later driving his own grader, snowplowing and grading in the area for many years. Selling the Resort in 1992, the next move was to McLure until 2019 when he moved to Yellowhead Pioneer Residence in Barriere, due to failing health.
Thank you for the wonderful care and support from staff at Yellowhead Pioneer Residence, Barriere Clinic & ER, Barriere IDA, Home Health & Support Services and ambulance attendants.
His journey of life has been completed. Family Celebration of Life to be held next spring.
We will keep him in our hearts with many good memories. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com • 250-377-8225
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