The death of Vernon B. Hynes, age 91, of Amherst, occurred at the Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Felix and Mary (Barrett) Hynes.
Vernon was a member of the Royal Canadian Army serving overseas with the Service Corp during WWII. Moving to British Columbia he worked with a Pulp and Paper Mill in Prince Rupert BC. Retiring to Chiliwack he returned to the Maritimes in 1993.
Vernon will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Edith Coates; son, Phillip (Sharon) of Chiliwack, BC, step-daughters, Jamie (Dan) Soufflet and Marsha (Jeff) Stiles; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Vernon was predeceased by his first wife Ivy and 2 sons, Terry and Jack, a granddaughter Gail and a sister Shirley.
Vernon's remains have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home (667-8777), Church Street, Amherst from where the funeral service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2 pm. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Burial will be in the Amherst Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Nurses, Doctors and Staff of Highcrest Nursing home (DVA Ward), Springhill for their kindness and caring. Donations in Vernon's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. www.furlongjones.ca