Vernon COURT

COURT, Vernon Vernon (Barney) Carlyle Court passed away suddenly on September 23, 2004, at Swalwell, Alberta. He was born in Downie Township near Stratford, Ontario, on April 19, 1930. Barney moved to Alberta in 1955 and worked for Consolidated Mines near Drumheller, and also worked on Dick and Olive Cosgrave’s ranch for a while. He worked as an Elevator Agent for the Wheat pools for many years. Later he went on to work for Badlands District No. 7 as a Weed Inspector. He also worked for the Municipality of Drumheller until his retirement in 1995. Barney was a people person. He loved the West, but kept in close touch with his relatives in Ontario by numerous telephone calls and visits. His door was always open to friends who needed a place to stay or a meal. Barney had an especially soft spot in his heart for his nephew Ron Court and his family, of Penhold, Alberta, with whom he spent many enjoyable times. He leaves to mourn his loss 5 sisters; Eileen (Lloyd) Worris and Betty Morris, both of Stratford, Ontario; Cora Worris of Tillsonburg, Ontario; Dolores (Joseph) Contardi of Hamilton, Ontario; and Marjorie (Lloyd) Bodemer of Red Deer, Alberta; as well as one brother George (Bev) Court of Cooksville, Ontario and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Barney was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Amanda and 4 brothers, Gerald, Clifford, Daniel and Robert; 2 sisters Shirley Harloff and Nora Bonnett, as well as 3 brothers-in-laws Arnold Morris, Frank Worris and Harry Harloff. Services will be held at the Swalwell Community Hall on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Internment will be at Swalwell Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of Sunset Funeral Service, Linden, AB. 403-546-3903.


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