We are saddened to announce the passing of Vernon John McPhail on June 9, 2017 in Kamloops, B.C. with his family by his side.
Vern was predeceased by his Mother Marcella, and Father Jack. He is survived by his daughter Tammy (Scott),stepson Tom(Carol) Poulton, brother Terry, sister Dorothy (Gordon) Delong, grandchildren Tonya and Kelly, great-grandson Seth, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Vern was born in Williams Lake. B.C. on August 15, 1945. He graduated from high school early at the age of 16. Growing up he was an accomplished piano player and hockey player. He will forever be remembered as a kind, caring and generous person. He had a love of music, dancing, outdoor activities, family and friends.
Vern’s family would like to thank the staff at the Overlander Residential Care facility for their love, compassion and respect they showed him throughout his residency there.
A family gathering and celebration of Vern’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
On Life by Vernon McPhail
Everlasting, never ending, generation after generation, such is life to one in a hopeless situation. But life appears in many scopes; a barrel of fun, a handful or hopes. Life is only a journey in time, be it on a train of sadness or ship sublime. The years pass by in a regular fashion, fortune, despair, peace and passion. But like everything else, life must end. Take care not to sway, or like a blade to bend. Take the narrow but the straight road. Carry it prudently but do carry your load. For though it be hard and seem unjust, put your hope in love and in God your trust.