Vernon George Arenburg

16 December, 19345 March, 2021

Age 86, of Dartmouth. Born December 16, 1934 in Kennetcook to the late Joseph and Grace (McCulloch) Arenburg. Survived by loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Arenburg (Kerr); daughter, Donna Murphy (Hughie); son, Vernon Arenburg Jr.; sister, Gail Gray (John); brother- in- law Gary (Cindy); grandchildren, Andrew, Ian and Melissa; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Desiree, Lily, Waylon, Nashlyn and Reid. Predeceased by daughter, Ruth Fahie as well as brother, Laurie and sister, Lina. Vernon was a machinist by trade and started his career in the armed forces where he worked in the Army for 18 years. He did a two and a half year tour in Germany and a year in Egypt. He continued his career working at the HMC Dockyard for 25 years. Vernon loved camping, fishing, playing crib and darts. He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also volunteered at the VG eye clinic for 30 years doing the eye surveys and was a regular blood donor with the Red Cross. Special thanks to the staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital, especially nurses Tracy and Zoe on 3 East, as well as family Dr. Brad Izzard and Dr. Hunter for their care and compassion. A very special thanks to our neighbors in the apartment building. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dartmouth General Hospital. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:


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Vikki Bellerose

8 April 2021

To the Arenburg family
I wanted to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. "A". As a friend of Vernon Jr., I have know the Arenburg family for over 40 years. I will always have fond memories of spending time with Mr. A. From visits to their house on Esdaile Street, to playing darts and washer toss at the camp ground, to visits at their apartment along with a stiff drink or two of dark rum with Mr. A. He was a wonderful man with a bright smile who will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Mr. A, free from all pain. You will always be fondly remembered. Give Ruthie a big hug for us.
Sincerely, Vikki, St. Albert, Alberta

Jan Clarke

22 March 2021

Hi Gail,

I just wanted to say how sorry I was to read about your brother's passing. I recognized you in his picture right away. How are you doing? How are John & children & grandkids? Are you still living in Cornwallis? I think fondly of you and our days together at SSC and hope you all are well. Again, my condolences .

Take care,

Dan Ferguson

17 March 2021

Sherry, I, Aaron and Rachel are so sorry to hear about Vern's passing. Sending our deepest and sincere condolences with great memories of sitting with Ruth and Donna and Hughie on Vern's deck or campfire at Klahanie Kamping. Darts were a Saturday afternoon norm. Wonderful people all of your family including young Vern who I went to vocational school with.

Jeanne Arenburg

14 March 2021

I am a distant relative and in the process of completing the Arenburg history from the Lunenburg beginning.

Vernon's father was a direct relative on my father's side.

I would appreciate being contacted as I would like to complete your family history.

My sincere sympathy to the families. We are currently going through this sad time also.


William Armstrong

14 March 2021

Condolences to the family..Vernon
Was a Great guy to work DND...Sorry to hear of his passing...
Sincerely ,
Bill Armstrong,
Dnd machinist...

Donald and Roberta Collier

10 March 2021

So sorry to hear of Vern's passing. Enjoyed all of our times with him at the campground, playing crib, darts and sharing a beverage or two and a chat when we passed by. And of course all of the brunches he was able to attend with all of us. Hugs to all of the family.

Julia Atkins

10 March 2021

To Vernon Jr: Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You mentioned him and your mother many times in our conversations over the fence of Chadwick St. My condolences to you & your family. Your neighbor Julie

Peggy Romans

9 March 2021

To The Family: We were so very sorry to hear about your loss . We know you have alot of great memories . May The Lord Keep All Of You In His Special Prayers.. Love Peggy and Bill Romans

Noreen and Harry (Drake) McInroy

9 March 2021

Sending sincere condolences to the Arenburg family on the loss of Mr. Arenburg. I remember his warm, welcoming smile. May he Rest In Peace.

Patricia Paul Mount

8 March 2021

We wish to send our condolences to Vernon,s family . We met Vernon and Ruth when I Patricia Johns at the time rented a room from Vernon,s his parents Grace and Joe they lived on Portland Street .What a lovely family, they were there to help anyone at any time.
Our deep sympathy to the family and God Bless all
Patricia and Paul Mount

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