MOONEY, J. Vernon - October 23, 1919 - July 27, 2017 James Vernon Mooney was born October 23, 1919 to Marguerite and Jim Mooney on the farm in Imperial, Saskatchewan. "Vern" took his schooling at Rolling Ridge School in Imperial and at Welland School in Nipawin. He moved to Nipawin with his parents and brother, Lorne, in October 1933; worked for 2 years in Vancouver for the CPR and then served in the RCAF from 1942-1946. Vern married Edith Harrison in 1945 and was blessed with a daughter, Carol, in 1950. After the war, Vern worked for the Hospitalization Board when it was first being organized in Regina. He worked for the Saskatchewan Co-op Creamery for 17 years and then started to farm. Vern bought Hillcrest Confectionary from his parents in 1961 which he and Edith ran for 21 years, finally retiring in 1982. However, Vern continued to farm right up to just a few years ago. As a committed member of the community, he was an active participant of the Oddfellows Lodge; the Legion; the Rotary and their "No Name Band" as well as the Nipawin Living Forest Museum. He worked part time for Coventry Funeral Services from the late eighties and enjoyed every day working with Lionel, Cheryl and their great staff. Vern is predeceased by his brother Lorne, his parents and his wife Edith and will be missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol (Howard), grandson Brett (Sue), granddaughter Connie (Patrick) and great granddaughter Shayla. The funeral service was held at the Nipawin Alliance Church on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Vern was laid to rest in Mabel Hill Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Nipawin Branch 120, Nipawin Rotary Club or Nipawin and District Living Forestry Museum. To send online condolences please visit HREF="http://www.coventryfuneralservices.ca">www.coventryfuneralservices.ca The family placed their trust with COVENTRY FUNERAL SERVICES Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233.
Our sincere sympathies go out to you and your family. Your Dad was one in a million and was the friendlist man to everyone. He had such a sense of fair play. When we lived in Nipawin we shared many wonderful times with your Dad and Mom, at church, Rotary and the coffee shop at DQ. Please know that you are in our prayers at this sad time.