Vernon GLOVER

GLOVER, Vernon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vern Glover. He passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Vern was born June 28, 1926 in Edmonton (Clover Bar). At the age of 17, Vern enlisted in the Navy and served off the coast of Halifax. In 1952, Vern and his bride, Pat, moved to Red Deer where he worked for Sim’s Furniture and the Sinclair family for 38 years. Soon after moving to Red Deer, Vern became involved with the sport community and coached baseball and hockey for many years. He was also a founding member of the Red Deer Athletic Association (now Red Deer Minor Hockey Association). Vern served on the Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Red Deer Oldtimers Hockey Association, was the recipient of the Red Deer Sportsman of the Year Award in 1976, and was an active member of the Red Deer Legion. Vern gave tirelessly to the community with numerous volunteer endeavors. After retirement, Vern kept busy with his beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. He and Pat enjoyed travelling and had many great camping trips with friends and family. His ultimate joy was having the family together. This man had a kind soul and touched many others along his life journey. Vern is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Diane (Peter Chadwick); son, Keith (Sharalee); and daughter-in-law, Dixie (Barney). “Pop” will be missed by his grandchildren; Scott, Teri (James, and their children Adam, Madison, Mackenna), Julie (Chris and his son Cole), Jamie (Curtis) and Devon (Molly). He is also survived by his sister Irene (Ted Goldsack), in-laws, Jack and Bea McLellan and Noreen Woolsey and their families. Vern was predeceased by his wife, Pat, in 2005 and son, Ken, in 1994. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Gaetz United Church , 4758 – Ross Street, Red Deer. Reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35. Donations in Vern’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stoke Foundation, #202, 5913 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4 or charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com

Arrangements entrusted to

Valeri Watson

EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL

4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222


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