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SIEMENS, Werner Albert (Vern)

December 29, 1936 – March 2, 2015

Vern beloved husband of Denise Siemens (formerly Arnott, nee Birkness) of Okotoks, and father of Elaine (Cox) and Craig passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

Vern’s long and varied business career included many Executive roles over three decades with Agra Industries Ltd., where he established himself as a very successful businessman. He also served as a volunteer, Director, President and GM of the Stampeder’s Football Club during its rebuilding years from 1985-1990. Most recently, Vern was a founding shareholder and Director of Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

Vern’s greatest joy was his family and he was well known for his generous spirit, forthright approach and his enthusiasm to face challenges head-on.

Vern is survived by his wife Denise, of 24 years; daughter Elaine and her husband Duncan and their children Stephanie, Jacqueline and Gregory of Surrey, BC; son Craig and his wife Suzanne and their children Aiden and Garret of North Vancouver, BC; his Siblings and their spouses: Al and his wife Gloria, Welma, Walter and his wife Hildegarde, Jake and his wife Marilyn, Betty and her husband Doug, Don and his wife Shirley, Lou and her husband Bernie; and sister-in-law Loneta; numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He is also survived by Denise’s family; Danielle and Bob Freeze, Scott, Brian, Kaley, Kristine and families; Shannon Arnott, Ethan and Sara; Heidi and Kelly Gedlaman and children, Willow and Kai

Vern was predeceased by His wife Teresa, of 32 years; siblings Sue and Peter; in-laws Walter Dirks, Harry Pankratz and nephew Jim Pankratz.

A Service to honour Vern’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or to the charity of your choice.

Vern’s family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care from the staff at Rockyview Hospital, AHS-Home Care and ‘Just a Little Help’ Professional Nursing Services over the past month, along with Vern’s pragmatic attitude, you have all made his passing that much easier.

In living memory of Vern Siemens, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Heather and George Hassler :

    Dear Denise , we are so so sad to read of the loss of Vern. We lost my dad Norris last Tuesday and were on the McInnis website looking at options for dad and George found Vern’s.

    Our love and heart go out to you our dear “Neighbour” and friend. We send our blessings and belief that Vern is in a much better place as is my dad.

    With our love George and Heather Hassler

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  2. Emaly Stuber :

    Hey, grandma Denise, I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear of grandpa verbs passing 🙁 I love and miss you so much and I’m here if you need anything <3

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  3. Linda and Gerald McLean :

    Dearest Denise and Family,

    We just heard about Vern’s passing and wish to extend our deepest sympathy. May your faith, and the love of those who care, sustain you during this time of loss. Praying for peace and comfort to surround you all!!

    Sincerest regards,
    Linda and Gerald McLean

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  4. Sandra and John Jack :

    Dear Denise ,our sincere sympathies to you and family.We are sending prayers, love and blessings your way.
    John and Sandra Jack

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  5. Myra and Gordon Rasmusen :

    Dear Denise
    We were so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

    Myra and Gordon

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  6. Anne Nordberg :

    Dear Denise,
    Warm thoughts to a very special lady and her family.
    Cannot wait to give you a hug.

    Anne

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  7. Jerry and Heather Shareski :

    Dear Denise
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you
    and your family in this time of sorrow

    Jerry

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  8. Brenda Davidson :

    Elaine and family,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing.
    Thinking of you.
    Brenda

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  9. Joanne and Ron Metcalfe :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Denise, we are so sorry for your loss. What a blessing you had 24 wonderful years together and we know those good memories will help ease your sorrow. Sending our love. God Bless.

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  10. Rick and Jane Blum :

    Hugs and prayers to you Denise and your family. Love you lots.

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  11. Dornan Family :

    Denise, Elaine, Craig

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you during this time. Vern was a true gift to this world, both in the community but also as a devoted family man. May you be comforted by all of the great memories you have of him. Love and hugs.

    Bob, Judith, Stewart, and Andrew

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  12. Williams Family :

    Our memories are from our acreage days with Vern and Denise in Dewinton. Our thoughts are with you Denise and the entire family at this time and always. Janet, Daryl and Rhys

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