Surrey, BC; RCAMC, WW II; Dalhousie University, 1953; general surgery. Died May 16, 2017, aged 95. Survived by 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. "After his residency in Winnipeg, Vernon practised in Medicine Hat, Alta., for 30 years. There, he and his wife, Ann, raised 2 sons, who subsequently followed their parents into medicine."