SCHUBERT, Vernon Rudolph

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Vern Schubert of Rolly View, Alberta at the age of 72.

Born in Edmonton in 1949, Vern spent his early years on the farm in both Rolly View and Wetaskiwin.  The family moved to Edmonton for his high school years and shortly after he met his wife of 49 years – Betty.  Soon after marriage Vern and Betty moved to Prince George, BC to start their lives.  Early on Vern found a passion for snowmobiling and became a key member and eventually the President of the Prince George snowmobile club helping build their first clubhouse.  Vern and Betty spent 13 years in Prince George where they welcomed their three children.  Fun times were had through all the years with kids growing up and camping, boating and fishing replaced snowmobiling.  After a short stop in Kelowna BC the family moved back to Edmonton to be closer to both sides of the family.

Vern continued with a successful sales career with Balon Corporation making lasting impressions on coworkers and customers alike.  Many new and lasting friendships were made along the way.  Upon retirement Vern and Betty relocated back to the community of Rolly View where he became an active member of the community association including time on the Executive Committee.  He enjoyed spending his free time participating in the senior’s floor curling league alongside Betty, socializing over a drink, talking shop, or cutting his lawn.  He always had time to break out a deck of cards to play a round or two of Durak with his grandkids.

Despite his often tough and gruff exterior Vern had a soft side not everyone got to see.  Along with his love for his wife, he loved his animals.  Dinner bells for the cats and always a treat for the dog in his pocket – he spoiled them all.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty; Daughter Brenda (David) VanLeeuwen; Sons Michael (Chandra) Schubert and Trevor (Christine) Schubert; His grandchildren Kayla (Mike) Stauffer; Ben Van Leeuwen; Lawson, Anna and James Schubert; Great grandson Elijah Stauffer and Sisters Irene Wegner; Doris (Alfred) Kneller; and Elizabeth (Bill) Reid; numerous other friends and family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rolly View.

A small service will take place on February 21 at 2:00 that will be live steamed by going to the following link:   https://youtu.be/Oo60NCltHVQ

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688

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Evan Stephens

We all enjoyed Vern’s visits to our Integra family. Even after he retired he couldn’t stay away from our pancake breakfast. Our deepest condolences to Betty and his immediate and extended family.

Don Fipke

Growing up in Rolly View, our family’s spent a lot together. Vern was our youngest cousin. He also had a challenge, having 3 older sisters!! Our. Thoughts and prayer are with Betty and family. RIP Vern
Don & Kerri Fipke

Bruce & Cindy Klingspon

Dear Betty & Family (Jake too),
We are very sorry for your loss of Vern. May memories of happy times together, and the love of family, friends & God bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
With our Deepest Sympathy,
Bruce & Cindy & Girls

Adele Schubert

My mother, Adele, would like to send her sincere condolences to Betty and her family. Although it has been over 15 years since my father Ewald (Vernon’s cousin) passed away, Mom still feels the strength and support that exists among the Schubert families. She also sends special thoughts to sisters, Irene, Doris, and Elizabeth and is thinking of you all.
On Adele’s behalf,
Helen Marchak

Wilfred Kneller / Janice Kneller

We are both so sorry for your loss. We new Vernon from young and now in the older part of his life. Rest in peace Vernon!

Clay and Sherry

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and Family, I was in total shock on the news of my very good friend leaving us may he RIP with the farther in Heaven. Always a person with a opinion and was never one not to share it we did not always agree but I always appreciated it. I am so sad I didn’t have a chance to speak with him before his untimely passing till we meet again my friend ❤️❤️

Bill and Liz Reid

Wishes that we could be there to hug each of you. Prayers that one day before too long it will be possible. Betty you are not only our sister-in-law but our Sister and Special Friend. Love and prayers always.

Bill and Liz

Dale Raddis

My sincere condolences to the Schubert family on Vern’s passing. Vern was a good man and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of getting to know him. I consider myself very fortunate to have been one who did.

Carol and John Zerkee

We have so many memories of good times spent with you and Vern over the years. All of your memories will keep him present through the coming days. May the Lord bless you all and keep you.

Love
Carol & John

Keith Bjornstad

My sincere condolences to the Schubert family.
I had the good fortune of meeting Vern in the late 1980s through our work. I considered him both a friend and a great business partner. Vern taught me a lot about ball valves and we had a lot enjoyable times over the years. Although I hadn’t had the opportunity to see him in recent years, I will always fondly remember the many get togethers and laughs that we had. Rest In Peace my friend.

Marvin Brown

Vern and I both started new jobs the same week in 1987 in Edmonton. We went for lunch and that started a 34 year friendship. Had a beer or two and more than a few plates of wings. Vern did not like the hot ones! Made calls together in a lot of different areas. He always seemed to have a close friend working in that area. We’re going to miss you buddy. Fire up that grill, see ya in a while.

Garry & Jean

Dear Betty & family. We are so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be there for each other, and may you find comfort in good memories of days gone by.
With sincere sympathy.
Garry & Jean

Alan Kuzio

I would like to send my condolences to you all!! I knew Vern very well through his career with Balon Valves, enjoyed many great times and laughs over lunch meetings and BBQ’s in Thorsby, we always liked ribbing each other, he was a great man with a big heart and a great sense of humor. Take Care!!

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