Hennig, Vernon Carl


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Vernon Carl Hennig on October 19, 2020, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.

Vernon is survived and will be missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothea; daughters: Karla Hennig and Rhonda (Jim) Brewer; grandchildren: Zachary, Erin (Remy Pankiw) and Lacey; sister, Brenda (Gerald) Laird; many cherished friends, extended family and acquaintances.

Vernon, together with his wife, Dorothy, lived and farmed near Bruderheim for 48 years. He enriched many lives during his 32 years as a school bus driver for Strathcona County, as a volunteer with the Bruderheim Lions Club and as a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He loved to talk with people whether an old friend or someone he had just met. His love of people was only surpassed by his love of animals.

His kindness and generosity of spirit will be missed by all those who knew him.

The family wishes to thank everyone who cared for Vern throughout the years, specifically the staff at the Aberhart Centre, University of Alberta Hemodialysis Department, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and more recently AHS Home Care and Home Instead.

Due to current restrictions, a private celebration will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  The family invites you to join them online at 2:00 p.m. by following the link on https://distantlink.com/SerenityES.html

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or the charity of your choice.




Serenity-Fort Saskatchewan 780-998-1422





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Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Bruderheim

5008 50 St
Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0

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Colin and Norma Inkster

Dear Dorothy and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of Vern. He was such a kind, sweet person. I remember Sunday’s at Lily’s when your family would congregate as well as times when he carried your little white dog in his jacket. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
May your many happy memories help you cope with your loss.
Hugs to your family.

Jarrid and Janeen Juse

Our condolences on the passing of Great Uncle Vernon.
As a young boy I remember him always with a smile and a laugh when we would visit on family get togethers, telling jokes and entertaining guests. He will be missed but not forgotten . Prayers to Auntie Dorothy, Carla ,Rhonda and all the Family.

Rhonda Kupsch

Dear Dorothy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Vern fought hard and long, but he is at peace.
I’ll remember his smile, his kindness, and his sense of humor.
Love and hugs to you all. ❤

Virginia Differenz

My sympathies to you Dorothy,Karla,Rhoda and families. Always enjoyed chatting with you guys.

Jim French

So very sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. May your cherished memories carry you all through this difficult time. Sincerest condolences to all of you from all of the French family. We have lost another good one.

Linda & Morey Schneider

Dorothy & family; our most sincere condolences to all of you. Loved chatting with you & Vern whenever we’d see you @ Lily’s in Bruderheim…..lots of memories over the years. Wishing you God’s peace during the coming days

Valerie Hallet/Market Drugs Medical

We are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers Karla, with our sincerest sympathy.
May all the wonderful times you shared bring you comfort and peace.

Dennis Sikora

MY deepest sympathies to Dorothy and family I know how much Vernon meant to the family he was a really great man.

Anette &Eric Fitzhugh

Eric and I send our deepest condolences and love to everyone that loved and admired Vernon. A man that adored his wife, worked hard, prioritized family and let his sweet dogs live in his jackets. We will always remember him with fondness.

Len & Diann Hodgson

Our deepest sympathies to Dorothy and family. He will be missed by all.

Kelly and Joe Holowaty

We would to send our deepest condolences to the whole family. Our community will miss his great volunteerism.

Brett & Michele McNaughton

Our deepest condolences,
our warmest hugs, and love to all of the family
Vernon’s kind genuineness will be forever remembered

Art & Gerry McLellan

Our deepest sympathies , Dorothy and family. Vern will be remembered as a trusted school bus driver, a good friend and neighbor.

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