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Vernon Gait

September 2, 1943 - April 25, 2015


It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Born in Victoria, B.C. on September 2, 1943.  Lovingly remembered by his family; wife of 33 years Gini, daughter Carla (Kelly) Krantz and granddaughter Ashly Gait (Andrew), brother Douglas (Pat) as well as numerous relatives and friends.  Predeceased by his daughter Jacqueline.

A gathering will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road in Duncan, BC on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 PM.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: jim lowden
Relation: work mate and friend

Dear Gini,
Vern’s death leaves me saddened. I admired him and took pleasure in his company. The comfort in knowing I would see him again is gone but pales in relation to your loss and sorrow. I wish you strength and the warmth of memories of a pair of lives well lived.

From: Cheri lowden
Relation: cook of a year, friend forever

We were so lucky to know Vern. Our weekly dinners while he was supervising the forestrycrew restoring Stanley Park, became”Tuesday’s with Vern” . We always enjoyed his company and delighted in his many logging stories. He was a brilliant man. A most caring man. Our loss is enormous. We will never forget him.
Dear Gini, your sorrow is our sorrow. Our thoughts and cares are with you at this regrettably sad time. Xo Cheri

From: Brooke & Carla Wray
Relation: friend

It was with a heavy heart I received news of Verns passing. We both enjoyed his gregarious and warm personality over the past twenty years or more. We will cherish the memories and wish his family all the best as they move on through life.

From: Gordon Gray
Relation: Hayes Fellow worker and boater

Meeting up with you while boating in the gulf islands…. yes those were great moments.. Fair winds old friend.. R.I.P. Gordon

From: Richie and Gail Rankin
Relation: Met at Pat Carson Bulldozinand became such good friends

To Gini and family we are so sorry for your loss, we will miss are twice yearly visits from Vern. Each time there was so much laughter even if it was stories we had told many times before . It is with deep regret that we can’t make it to his service but I know Vern would understand . Are thoughts will be with you and your family that day.

From: Gary Gallinger
Relation: An Appreciative Student

Gino, Carla & Ashly – sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my years at Hayes attending the Gait College of Road Building. I learned more in a day with Vern than I did in 6 years of Technical School and University. We also had a lot of fun.

From: sylvia siemens
Relation: cousin

Dear Gini and family..we were so saddened to here of Vernon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Big hugs…Love Sylvia and Len

From: Kelli Norton
Relation: Co-workers

Verns passing came as a huge shock. He was larger than life and always had a smile on his face. He was such a fun guy to work with. My heart goes out to his grieving family. I will always fondly remember Vern nick naming me the ‘pit bull’. You will be missed.

From: Tim and Marie Jackson
Relation: Workmate

Gini, once again we are so sorry for you loss. We are out of town this Thursday through Sunday and will be unable to attend the gathering to honor the big fella. So many good memories of working with Vern and his great sense of humor and his larger than life smile! He will be missed but never forgotten. Please pass on our condolences to the rest of your family and friends. Will be in touch again soon.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 9, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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