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Graham, William Vernal (Vern)
August 23, 1935 - January 23, 2018
Service:  A memorial service will be planned for the spring, with details of same to follow.
Notice:  In lieu of flowers, a donation in Vern’s name may be made to the Caroline Municipal Library - 5023 50 Ave, Caroline, AB T0M 0M0

Obituary

Vern William Graham
1935 – 2018
It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandpa, in the morning of January 23.
He was born to Margaret (Landry) and Frank Graham in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 23, 1935. Left to mourn are his wife Julia (Wilkins), son Kelly, brother Bob, and granddaughters Lindsey and Katie Graham, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his parents.
After meeting and marrying Julia in Cloverdale BC, they moved to southern Alberta where Vern engaged in various pursuits, eventually settling for, then thriving with AGT (now TELUS). His work brought him and his young family to Edmonton, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 1991. Throughout his career, he made many life-long friends, many still in touch to this day.
It was Vern’s love of all things outdoors that led to his building their home west of Caroline, where life really got busy. Vern immersed himself in the small-town life, where his volunteer spirit led him to get involved with, at various times, the local Legion, the Ambulance Board, the Medicine River Wildlife Center, and still finding time to lend a hand whenever asked – or not…
Vern also had an artistic flair, which was demonstrated with his scrimshaw, leather work, model boat and airplane building, and even building a telescope.
He enjoyed getting out on his quad and was just out snowmobiling a couple of days before he passed!
A memorial service will be planned for the spring, with details of same to follow. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Vern’s name may be made to the Caroline Municipal Library - 5023 50 Ave, Caroline, AB T0M 0M0

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Condolences

Harvey and Kathie Skoreyko:
Julia, so sorry to hear about your loss. Though we have not visited in many a day, you and Vern have been in our thoughts.
Robert & Marie Mile:
We wanted to share our condolences with Vern’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3,4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

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