Vernon Dale Bollinger passed away peacefully on May 16, 2021 at the age of eighty-one. He was born May 6, 1940 in Cabri, Saskatchewan to Helen and Eugene Bollinger. He was the third youngest of eight children. Vern met his wife of fifty-seven years, Rose, while working at the bank of Montreal in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The two were married on August 14, 1963. Vern went on to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1969. After graduating, he moved to Calgary, Alberta where he began his twenty-five year career with Shell Canada. After leaving Shell, Vern went on to work in oil and gas consulting which led him to work in Kuwait for two and a half years. Vern welcomed three children into the world, Jason, Jonathan, and Kurt. Vern was also a loving grandfather to six grandchildren, Cassandra, Isabella, Russel, Ian, Quinn, and Lilly. He was a dedicated Catholic and a member of the Secular Franciscan order. Vern devoted much of his time and energy towards his faith. His big heart is really what set him apart. Anyone who knew Vern knew he was as a loving and caring man. Without fail, he was there in your time of need. He saw the good in everyone and never hesitated to help out the less fortunate. The world was a better place with Vern in it. His hobbies included curling, volunteering, and spending time with his family. Vern is survived by his wife; three sons; two daughters-in-law, Tricia and Moeko; six grandchildren; and sisters, Iva Wright, Myrtle Peters, and Carolyn Langrish. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Lloyd, and Darwin; and sister Jean Reid. Vern’s memory will forever be carried in the hearts of his loved ones.
A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 2:00pm with the Rev. Jonathan Gibson presiding. Live-streaming* will be available through the link below.
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