Passed away peacefully at his home on November 25, 2023, aged 80.
Dearly loved husband of Marjory,
much loved dad and father-in-law of Mark & Mandy, and Chris & Fiona,
treasured grandad of Bella, Callum, Danny, and Sarah,
loved brother of Colleen, Charlotte, Donna, and Lyn,
loved brother-in-law of Joyce Mold (England),
and a loved uncle, cousin, and friend of many.
Messages to 19 Baty Place, Coal Creek, Greymouth 7805.
Flowers respectfully declined,
donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made at the service or online at

A Service to celebrate Vern’s life will be held in
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Tainui Street on Thursday at 2pm,
followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.