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Vernon Maurice Wright

March 10, 1921April 6, 2020

Vernon (Vern) Maurice Wright

March 10, 1921 - April 6, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Vern Wright in Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Palliative Wing, at 99 years of age.

Vern was the beloved husband of Ruth (Clark) for 68 years, predeceased by his first wife Noreen (Wilson) in 1948, and his sister Eileen and brother-in-law Alfred Statham.

He was the loving father of Doug (Leena) in British Columbia; Bob (Norma) in Wellington Ontario; Marion (Jody) in Melbourne, Ontario; Don (Sandra) in Oshawa, Ontario with 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, loved by many nieces and nephews.

Vern served with the RCAF Whaler Squadron Bomber Reconnaissance in Yarmouth, NS and Torbay, Nfld during WWII.

He was a loyal employee of Bell Canada for 37 years. Vern was involved with several singing groups for over 70 years and was a soloist often, with no formal training.

Vern enjoyed “tinkering” in his workshop. If you needed a tool that didn’t exist, he could make it; if it was broken, he could probably fix it!

Travelling as a family and then with his best friend, Ruth (throughout North America and then Europe) was a favourite pastime—photographing everything on the way.

Retirement was spent in Fenelon Falls and was almost as many years as he worked when he lived in Oshawa. “I’ve never regretted our move to Fenelon Falls”, but after 35 years, it was time to move back.

Thank you to the home care team, Dr. McAllister and the supportive team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your local food bank would be appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

Love you more.

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Bob Wright

April 9, 2020

To my loving father and mentor, you will be sadly missed.
Until we meet again, love always Bob.

Norma Wright

April 9, 2020

To my incredible father in law who embraced his extended family with open arms… sharing his love, kindness, intelligence and great sense of humour and remembering Christmas as the cottage leaving a lasting impression on all of us.

Always in our hearts, never forgotten.
Love Norma, Patrick & Martin.

Janice McKay (Hawkins)

April 8, 2020

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy for your loss, to Aunt Ruth , and cousins Doug, Bob, Marion and Don.
Our fond memories of Uncle Vern include watching him from across the street taking care of his camper, hearing his incredible singing voice at special occasions , telling a story and demonstrating to us one of his many one of a kind gadgets. He always had a gadget to make one’s job easier.
Fairly recently mom (Edna) reminisced glowingly of Uncle Vern’s ability to park a camper perfectly in the smallest of spaces.
A long life well lived!!
With sincere condolences,
Janice and Keith

Marion Norris

April 7, 2020

From Ruth Wright..wife "Have I told you lately that I love you?"

Don Wright

April 7, 2020

Marion Norris

April 7, 2020

Being the only daughter, I always looked up to my dad. His voice gave me "chills" of pride. I will forever remember the ways he showed me that he loved me. I miss you already. Rest in peace.

Bev McDougall

April 7, 2020

Sorry for you and your family. Many great memories of being at each other's home and camping together in Temagami. Wishing you comfort knowing he was loved and cared for by you and yours. Thinking of you.

Don Wright

April 7, 2020

When I was at U of Guelph and I wasn’t doing well, I asked if I could come back home. He said Yes and even helped me. He never let his disappointment in something I had done overshadow his love.


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