COFFIN, Vernon Lewis - June 18, 1936 - June 22, 2014 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear husband and loving father, Vernon Lewis Coffin, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dad died on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Mississauga Trillium Health Centre surrounded by love and in the arms of his family. He will always be cherished and remembered by his loving wife of 58 years Joan; his beloved children Heather, Dale (Cris), Morgan and Tracey (Dieter). He was also the very proud "Grampy" to Shannon, Leah, Matthew, Nicholas, Jamie, Danielle and Colton. Born in L'Anse-aux-Cousins (Gaspe), QC, Vernon was the son of the late Herbert and Evelyn Coffin. He is survived and remembered fondly by his sisters Betty, Nona and Evelene and was predeceased by his brothers Raymond, Murray and sister Marjorie. Vernon built an astonishing career in the mining industry where he began as an underground miner at Gaspe Copper Mines and progressed up the ladder with Noranda until he retired after 48 years as Project and Reclamation Director. He then went on to build a successful and rewarding consulting business and was involved with developing several mine projects. His passion and love, however, was admiring his grandchildren as they grew in life and provided endless moments of pleasure and pride. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, on Thursday, June 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. A service Celebrating Vernon's Life will be held at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel on Friday, June 27th at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Gaspe, QC, at a later date. In lieu of flowers and if so desired, donations can be made in Vernon's memory to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
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Turner & Porter Funeral Directors - Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M8
Published in the Toronto Star from June 24 to June 25, 2014