FLESH, Vernon Abbott

June 5,1931 – October 13, 2015

Vern passed away peacefully on the morning of October 13, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Some of Vern’s favorite pastimes included playing the piano, reading, camping and always finding something to fix. He especially enjoyed taking cruises with his wife Shirley, and the occasional tag-a-long family member.

Vern always had a story to tell to anyone that would listen. He had owned many automotive electrical businesses in Nanaimo starting AC Electric in 1952, and ending with Flesh Electric in 1985, which operates to this day under his son Gerry and grandson Ryan.

He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge #18 in Nanaimo for 58 years and a long- standing member of the Easter Star Crescent Chapter #10.

Vern is survived by his loving wife, Shirley of 62 years; children Gerry (Barb) and Myrna (Collin); grandchildren Lisa (Mike), Ryan (Ashlee), Lindsay and Paula; step- grandchildren Warren and Genene; great grandchildren Kyra, Gavin, Tayvin and Easton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the in-laws for your support: Gloria Cleveland, Bob Temple and Pearl Pauling.

Special mention to his buddies: Emil Sorenson for his friendship and Jack Bowe for being his Tuesday morning coffee buddy.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH for their exceptional compassionate care to Vern and his family members.

A celebration of life will be held on November 14, 2015 1pm to 4 pm (1:30 presentation) at Pleasant Valley Social Centre, 6100 Dumont Road Nanaimo.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH, Nanaimo.

We only part to meet again (Jon Gay)

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