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Vernon Joseph Des Roche

June 23, 1932 — December 10, 2023

Vernon Joseph Des Roche

In loving memory of Vernon Joseph Des Roche June 23rd, 1932 – December 10th, 2023. Vernon passed away peacefully at home with his family in Innisfil in his 91st year of life.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Violet Des Roche.

Dear Father of Cindy (Maurice), Doug (Robin), Chuck (Beverley), Ken (Laura), and Mark (Theresa).

Survived by Siblings Albert, Jerry, Elmer, and Eileen and predeceased by Patricia, Shirley, and Helmer. Survived by sister-in-law Sandy and Shirley.

Grandfather of Shane (Jaime), Shannon, Sherice (James), Jason, Jessica (Korey), Krista (Jonathan), Bryce (Alyssa), Joel (Shannon), Jake (Amanda), Brittney (Matt), Sarah, and Katy (Cory).

Great Grandfather of Dakota, Hayden, Jacob, Faith, Hunter, Mackenzie, Hailey, Cameron, Callie, Andrew, Zakk, Jace, Alden, Isla, Noah, Grayson, Huxley, and Zayden.

Great Great Grandfather of Xavier, Lincoln, and Ivory.

Vernon was born and raised in Wellington, Prince Edward Island. He moved to Toronto, ON to work where he met his wife, Violet (Rowbottom), had five wonderful children, and finished his career at Consolidated Aviation Fueling at Pearson International Airport. He and Violet retired and moved back to Grand River, Prince Edward Island where they spent over 20 years enjoying the island together. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Grand River and spent his evenings playing cards with friends.

Vern and Vi moved back and spent his last years of life with his family and enjoying his many grandchildren.

Vern (Grandpa) will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Visitation and Service will be held at Innisfil Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on December 13th, 2023, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.

The service will be on December 14th at noon with a Reception to follow.

Instead of flowers, kindly donate on Vern’s behalf to Diabetes Canada https://crm2.diabetes.ca/site/Donation2?df_id=2841&mfc_pref=T&2841.donation=form1&s_promoCode=categorythree&set.DonationLevel=4261&set.Value=10000&set.ShowHonorFields=false&utm_campaign=12843_DC_Q1&utm_source=paidsearch&utm_medium=google&s_appealCode=1058-350:%2011770%20/%2030110%20/%20DM-NAT%20ONLINE%20Search%20Paid%202023%20/%20Online%20donation&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA-vOsBhAAEiwAIWR0TUVUZ5zFjckrt2XMfnBk87qVunGiw4l1J9p1FTkysLQ2whKIzSdhmBoCW14QAvD_BwE 

or St. Patrick’s Church in Grand River.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 14, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Reception to Follow

Thursday, December 14, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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