Vernon Orr

Vernon Orr

Saturday, November 3rd, 1934 - Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Born NOV 3, 1934 to JAN 30, 2021.

With sadness in our hearts, Vernon was taken from us suddenly at Peterborough Hospital in his 87th year.
Vern is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary (Bertram); daughter Christine (Gordon) O’Neill; son John (Lynnette), as well as 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind, his sisters, Shirley Oliver (Wayne, deceased); Beverley Forsythe; Donna (Kenneth) Glover and many nieces & nephews. Vernon was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Mary Jane Mae (Nicholls) and his brother Rodger Maxwell.
Vernon retired after 41 years with General Electric, allowing him to continue his love of travel. He continued on with his lifelong passion of 55 years with the Corinthian Lodge #101, York Rite, the Shriners & Order of Eastern Star in Canada/USA.

Vernon volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart/Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and Canadian Blood Services with 217 donations given throughout the years. In Vernon’s earlier years he spent 25 years as Scout master for the Boy Scouts of Canada, St. Luke’s No.1.
Vernon was deeply devoted to his family and had a great faithful service in God. He was great man who lived each day helping to inspire family and friends, which in return fulfilled his life.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes a donation to the Masonic Foundation or charity of your choice.
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Fred Rapson

Posted at 10:47pm
Vern and Mary were such a welcoming pair at the blood donor clinic, volunteering their time at the snack table and bringing a smile to the faces of donors and staff. I will miss Vern's presence at the main George Street clinic; he always had a kind word to share. My condolences to Mary and family during this difficult time. Fred Rapson

Bruce Zwicker

Posted at 11:22am
Mary and family,
Sincere condolences from the family of George and Joan Zwicker. I know you all shared many good times together and I had the pleasure of meeting Vern in Masonry. May God keep you safe.

sean eyre

Posted at 10:53am
Mary you were truly blessed with your union with Vern - but then so was he with you!
I have many fond memories of our times in Lodge together - what a great Mason he was
and such a great person. All who knew him ere truly blessed.

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Posted at 01:06pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. -Canadian Blood Services
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Peggy Kundo

Posted at 01:13pm
We eagerly awaited the arrival of Brother Vern and Sister Mary in Panama City, Florida each year. They made our Eastern Star meetings brighter. We will miss Brother Vern very much.

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