• "My sincerest condolences to the Richards family on the loss..."
    - Steven Pellarin
  • "Goodnight dad. Xo"
    - Janet Lily
  • "We will miss Vern; a very warm, giving, big-hearted man,..."
    - Peter Hancock
  • "My deepest sympathy to you, Alcida, Ann and your whole..."
    - Fiona Gibbon
  • "My deepest sympathy to the family."
    - Claire Lindell

Passed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at the age of 85. Predeceased by wife Doris "Dot" (1992). Loving father to Alcida, Glenda (Pete), Janet (Alison), and especially Ann. Grandfather to Abigail and Veronica, Viviane, Stephanie, Danielle and great-grandfather to seven. Dear brother to Gladys. Vern will be missed by partner and best friend, Doris Merlot. Dad will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humour and his love of bird watching, orchid growing, fishing, astronomy and Toby. Friends may remember him from Bishop Field College, Memorial University, Nova Scotia Tech and C.M.H.C. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting at
(Main Chapel) 519-253-7234
1700 Tecumseh Road East
on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Online condolences and cherished memories
may be shared with the family at

Published in The Windsor Star on Apr. 8, 2014
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