We Remember

BIGHAM, Charles Vernon

— August 19, 2021

Charles Vernon Bigham of Kelowna, BC, passed peacefully on August 19, 2021, at the age of 90 years. Vern was born on September 21, 1930, in Minitonas, Manitoba, to Hadley and Evelyn (Smith) Bigham.

Vern grew up on the family farm in Minitonas before moving to British Columbia as a young man. He lived in various places in BC but mostly in Mission, Hope, Pitt Meadows, and finally in Kelowna.

Vern is survived by his wife Erna (Buch), two sisters Judy Rach and Norma King, and five children, Wesley (Nancy) Bigham, Phyllis (Ted) Parker, Donald (Rosemary) Bigham, John (Maureen) Bigham and Patrick (Julie) Bigham.

Vern is predeceased by his parents; his first wife Rose Anne (Westlund); his brothers Robert, Ervin, Rexford, Ernest (Dale); and sister Ardith Bennett. Vern is lovingly remembered by his children; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Vern spent his working career as a logger in British Columbia. However, his passion was for curling and Thoroughbred Horse racing.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their support during this difficult time.

At Vern’s request, there will be no service.

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