WESTGATE – VERNON CHASE
November 22, 1927 – January 31, 2015
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our wonderful Dad; loving husband, grampa, brother and friend, Vernon Westgate, surrounded by and cared for and devoutly loved by many. Survived by, his daughters, Nadine and Noreen, sons Gary and Don and his wife Gloria, and grandchildren, Jerrid, Taylor, Ryan, Brandon (Crystal), Clayton (Sarah) and great granddaughter Mia, and brothers, Dean, (Maureen), Des (Iris), Jimmy and sister Virginia (Austin). Sadly predeceased by his wife Stella, parents, Chase Westgate and Olive Snowden, sister Marie (Dale), brothers Byron, Art, Alfred and Lyall. Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Vern married Stella in Winnipeg, October 21, 1950 and moved out west in 1959. A farmer, an entrepreneur and a cowboy at heart, Vern’s true passion was his family. A gentlemen and a pillar of strength and wisdom and the essence of true grit, Vern was an inspiration to all and will be forever missed by his proud children, as well as countless family and friends. Though we are comforted that Vern is now free of pain and has joined his beloved Stella, our hearts are heavy that he is no longer with us. We will find strength in knowing he will continue to live in our hearts and minds. We are grateful to each and every one who walked caringly with Dad and our family these past years during his stay at Lake Country Manor. We will miss him always. Memorial service to be held February 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna.
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