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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences