Born In: Mont Nebo, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: October 6th, 1924
Passed in: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: March 19th, 2012
DELARONDE, VERNON ‘VERN’ LLEWELLYN- It is with profound sadness and the deepest of grief that we announce the passing of Vernon ‘Vern’ Llewellyn Delaronde of Prince Albert in the Palliative Care Unit at the Victoria Hospital on Monday, March 19, 2012. Vern was born in Mont Nebo Sask on October 6th, 1924 to parents Fred & Clara Delaronde on the farm home. At a very young age he rode the box cars to British Columbia and worked at any job he could find as was par in the war days. He worked in the Peat Moss Factory in Burnaby before relocating to Claresholm, Alberta where he worked for a rancher. He returned to Saskatchewan and worked in various areas before gaining employment at Central Motors in Prince Albert. It was here he met his wife Ruth and they were married in 1949 before returning to the family farm in Mont Nebo. They later moved to Saskatoon where he worked at Firestone Inc. It was there he entered the Reserve 406 Squadron, formerly the City of Saskatoon Squadron now stationed at the Canadian Forces Base Shearwater. It was here he enjoyed the flying aspect while working as an Aero Engine Technician. Once again he returned to his love of farming before finally relocating to Prince Albert where he worked at Mann Motors: Gus's: and Northland Trucks. He excelled as a Mechanic, fixing anything even if wasn't broken. His daughter claims he could fix anything from a broken earring to a broken heart and all the biggies in between.
Vern loved sports of all kinds, playing softball, golfing, fishing and hunting. At the age of 50 he took up flying as a hobby and enjoyed many years soaring the wide open spaces either alone or mostly with Ron Browne or Brent Pillipow. While driving a School Bus in the Mont Nebo area, he coached hockey and softball. For the past 32 years the family have enjoyed a cabin at Pratt Lake where the happiest times were enjoyed with children and grandchildren and were so happy to entertain their friends and relatives. While at the lake, Vern built a float on barrels complete with seats, etc. and motor and many hours were spent on the lake fishing or just enjoying the lake. Vern is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Ruth (nee Sandin); His son Wayne (Cheryl) of Alida, SK; His daughter Wendy of Prince Albert, SK; His youngest son Darrell (Saskia) of Courtney, B.C; His Grandchildren Jennifer (Lyle), Kelly (Chad), Jody (Adam) and their mother Barb; Joshua (Amanda),Paige; Jordan and their mother Cindy; Ashley Delaronde and her father Gerry; and Sarah; Special families Rod & Cathy Atkinson, Rebecca (Kevin), Blake (Carla) and Dash; The Robillard families Ozzie(Hollis); Merv (Bonnie), Sandra (Marco) and Greg. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Judy & Gladys; A brother-in-law David (Tinia), and numerous nieces and nephews. Vern was predeceased by his parents Fred & Clara Delaronde; His brothers Lawrence, Archie, and Paul; His sisters Louise and twin sister Verona; His father-in-law and mother-in-law Bill and Hannah Sandin; sisters-in-law Isobel Delaronde and Pat Delaronde; Brothers-in-law Toby, Mickey, Ed, John and Alice Sandin; and a grandson Darcy Wayne at birth. A Funeral service will be held at MacKenzie Chapel, Prince Albert, on Saturday March 24th at 1:00 P.M with Albert Hannigan officiating. Burial will take place at Aarseral Cemetery near Mont Nebo Sask. Arrangements in care of Northern Funeral Service, MacKenzie Chapel. Brian and Bev Stobbs, Funeral Directors. 306.763.8488 www.northernfuneralservice.ca
Rest in Peace dearest Hubby, Dad and Grandpa. We cannot change the way things are but Death will never steal our loving memories of you, your smile, your wit, your wisdom nor your love of family......