Vernon Roy Williamson
In loving memory of my dad, Vernon Roy Williamson CD2, who passed away on July 8, after a long battle with cancer and other health issues along the way.
Born, raised and educated in Halifax, N.S. He was predeceased by his parents Blair & Carrie Williamson, his wife Louise Williamson (nee Quevillon), his son David, his daughter Verna Marie Williamson and his sister Shirley Lockhart.
Vern is survived by his daughter Dawn (Dave) Porter of Ottawa, two granddaughters Krista-Marie Porter of Vancouver and Isabelle Hope Porter of Ottawa, his loving companion Betty Hall of Chesterville and his brothers Blair (Arlene) Williamson of Dartmouth and Allan Williamson of Kingston, N.S.
Vern had a long and distinguished military career and served 38 years as an Aero Engine Technician. He began his military career in 1951 and retired in Greenwood, Nova Scotia in 1989. He completed two tours of duty in Europe 1957-1961 – 2(F) Wing Grostenquin France & 1967-1970 1 Wing Marvielley/Lahr Germany, plus another tour with the UN 116ATU Air Transport Unit May – Nov 1974.
In 1994 Lou and Vern moved to Morewood. Vern became heavily involved with the Royal Canadian Legion in Chesterville and he served as president from 1997-2000. During that time he was instrumental in having a new Legion built and paid for in 3 1/2 yrs. Another key accomplishment was having a monument constructed, honouring local military veterans from WWI, WWII, Korea, UN Missions, Peacekeeping and Afghanistan. The monument honours between 500 & 600 veterans.
Vern was also a member of the CAVUNP, Blue Helmets and NATO Veterans of Canada. His passing will leave an empty hole in our hearts & lives…I miss you dad!
Friends may call at the Royal Canadian Legion in Chesterville on Friday, July 20 from 7-9 p.m. A Legion Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Legion on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion in Chesterville would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.