Vernon Horst Grabia


Vern passed away peacefully on December 29, 2013. He leaves behind his wife of 68 years Alma, and three sons, Mel (Laurie), Duane, Randy (Robbie) and their families.

Vern was born in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1925. His family settled in the Fredricksheim area, and with his three brothers, Vern grew up a true farm boy. Even after moving to the city, he never strayed from his country roots and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Vern worked for 30 years at Gulf Oil and his generous spirit will not be forgotten.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Multicultural Alliance Church, 2101 Millbourne Road West, Edmonton. A private interment will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shepherd’s Care Foundation: Millwoods Shepherd’s Care Centre.

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Renee Grabia

Auntie Alma, Melvin, Dwayne and Randy, how I grieve for you! I have such fond and special memories of Uncle Vern. While time and distance separate us, know that I support you in love, thought and prayer.



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