May 28, 1921 – July 21, 2013
Having recently celebrated his 92nd birthday, Verne is lovingly remembered by his wife Juanita, his sons, Erik (Gaylene), Peter (Karin), daughters, Verna (Graeme), Susan (Chris), 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Verne was predeceased by his wife, Marion.
Verne was born and spent his early years in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. He was extremely proud of his Icelandic heritage. Verne graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc and became a Meteorologist. He moved to the Comox Valley in the mid 50’s and became head of the Met section at CFB Comox. Verne served as a Comox alderman and founding member of the Filberg Society. In his retirement, Verne had a Christmas tree farm on Idiens Way and painted watercolours. He enjoyed trips to Hawaii and ball games in Seattle. His friendly and sociable manner endeared him to all he met. He loved to share his passion for science, the environment and weather. Dad’s wealth of knowledge made him a constant source of welcome advice to all his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
We would like to thank Dr. Swanson and the 3rd Floor nursing staff for their care and kindness shown to Dad.
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