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It is with broken hearts that we, the family, share the passing of Vernon Sandquist on August 21, 2022, in Kelowna, BC.

Vernon was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Estina Sandquist; his son Rodney; and his mother and father-in-law, Gertie’s parents, Joseph and Florence Hoffort.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and true friend. He will be remembered for his kindness, his generosity, and his wonderful smile.

Special thanks to our family doctor, Dr. Ben Prozesky, for his care and compassion given to Vern and his family.

While it hurts to lose someone so special, we take comfort knowing we have gained a special angel to watch over us.  You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our heart.

A private interment will be held in Estevan, Sask. at a later date, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation,  1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK. S4A 0H3.

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St Joseph Hospital Foundation Link: www.sjhf.org




  • Brian & Debbie Urton says:

    Hi Gertie,
    I am so sorry to read about Vern’s passing. He was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. If it gives you any comfort, I’m certain that he is finally reunited with your son Rodney.
    All the best,
    Brian & Debbie

  • Carla Smith says:

    Thinking of you and the family. He was a great man. Hugs to all
    Carla, Ryan and Brandon

  • Stella Frame says:

    Gertie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many happy memories from all the family events and volunteering from the old days. I hope your memories carry you through. Stella

  • Wayne and Sheila Jarvis says:

    Dear Gertie
    We were saddened to hear of Vern’s passing and wish to extend our condolences to you,Jeff and family.
    Sheila and I will always cherish fond memories of our good times spent together .
    Vern will be missed but he will not be forgotten
    Wayne and Sheila

  • Bev Proskiw says:

    I am one of the many lives that Mr. Sandquist touched during his life. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Emil Jurista says:

    I offer condolences to Gertie with the loss of my truly great friend Vern Sanquist! Emil Jurista

  • Lynda Bradley says:

    The best of times always remembered by the boys and I.
    Thinking of you Gertie and Jeff.

  • Lorraine (Hoffort) and Ernie Murias says:

    Dear cousin Gertie
    My deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. Prayers and thoughts are with you! Hugs.

  • Pat Gowen says:

    Sad to hear this news. Condolences to Gertie and family. Hugs to you and your family.

  • Shawna Porter says:

    Vern and Gertie hold a special place in our hearts. We are so saddened to hear of Verns passing. We haven’t seen them in years . Vern had these teddy bears made up for our son Riley, when he had a dog sitting service. They are Riley’s god parents. Caring and gentle man. He will be missed!

  • Sandra Krupka (Fornwald) says:

    Dear Gertie, Jeff and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. He was a wonderful man and is now reunited with Rod. My prayers to you all.

  • Pim and Corrie Meere says:

    We remember Vern and the friendship we formed over the years we were competitors in the RV manufacturing business and he was always there when one would need his advise, re dealers and shows, that we attended

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