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Vernon J.C. Wiles

WILES, Vernon J.C. - 1926 - 2019 Vern Wiles of Callander, passed away in Owen Sound on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Yvonne (nee Givens), and two sisters. Born in Englehart in 1926, Vern rose through the ranks of minor hockey around Kirkland Lake and played with several future NHL teammates. Attending the NOIT campus in Kirkland Lake, Vern earned his Certified Electronics Technician degree, which led to a thirty plus year career at the O.N. Railway as a signals supervisor. There, he was in charge of train and crossing signals from North Bay to Timmins. Vern and Yvonne were Callander residents for forty-four years and had many friends in the area. The end of an era... Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME, Chatsworth, Ontario. Spring interment at Powassan Cemetery. If desired, donations to the North Bay Food Bank, or Chapman House, Owen Sound would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com13325156
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It's sad to lose family
Posted by Jeff May (Family friend) On Monday, February 11, 2019
Vern and Yvonne have both passed away recently. To our family, they were both considered family. I never knew a time when they were not in our lives - visiting our house in North Bay, joining us for Christmas dinner, or inviting us to spend wonderful times at their cottage on the South Shore. Vern was always sharing stories, and to a young lad like me (at least at the time), he made an impression. He will be missed by many. Thank you, Vern, and rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Rayman Nicholson (Friend..Former Employee) On Friday, February 8, 2019
I worked with Vern and knew him and Yvonne quite well. He was a good person to work for. Rest in peace Vern.
Posted by Penny Sampson and Ray Dubeau (lake neighbours) On Friday, February 8, 2019
Dear Family members

Vern was our neighbour at the lake for years and we always enjoyed long talks with Vern while he was walking the dogs. Vern was also like part of the Moore family as he boarded with my Gramma Davis for many many years. Vern was often at our family gatherings and we admired the soft spoken kind man that he was. Our prayers go out to you.

A kind, respectful man
Posted by Aline Mantha McLaren (Employee of Vern) On Friday, February 8, 2019
My sincere condolences to his family. Had the pleasure of working for Vern in the ONR Signal shop. He was a very pleasant, professional and respectful man and I have many fond memories of my time in the Signal Shop as a young lady. RIP Vern.

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