Vernett (Vern) Smith
1932 - 2022
Vernett (Vern) Smith
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Holy Family Catholic Church, Hanwell Road
Requested Charity
Fredericton Food Bank, Fredericton Homeless Shelter and the Pine Grove Foundation
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The family of Vernett (Vern) Smith sadly announces his death at Fredericton’s Pine Grove Nursing Home on May 28, 2022. Vern was born on August 14, 1932, at Wicklow, NB, son of the late Beulah Tapley and Hughlett Smith.

Vern is survived by his wife Terry, their children Peter (Sue), David (Maureen), Jamey (Betsy), and Ann (Christian), along with their grandchildren Tim, Jamey, Anna, Gabby, Jonas, Eli, Seamus, Sydney, Eric, and Jacqui. Also surviving are his sister Muriel, brothers Sharpe (Betty), Glad (Cathy), sisters-in-law Jean and Ruth. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Aubrey and Ashael, and brother-in-law Al Main.

Dad was a devoted father and grandfather, proudly enjoying his young families. His positive acceptance of on-going changes while living with Parkinson’s for over 20 years was always inspirational.

Dad and Mum made many wonderful memories with their children, grandchildren, and friends at their long-time camp at Crabbe Mountain and at the campsite in Saint Andrews, Vern’s "home town".

Vern enjoyed a long career with NB Power, and in retirement he continued to take pleasure in many hobbies and activities. He was an Amateur Radio Operator (VE9VS), a Beekeeper, and a Provincial Honey Inspector. Vern was a dedicated founding member of the Fredericton Trails Coalition. Spending time with grandchildren, skiing, camping, canoeing, fishing, biking, hiking, and woodworking were among his favourite passtimes.  

Our family is very grateful for the exceptional care given by staff at Pine Grove Nursing Home, and by our physicians over the years.

Arrangements are in the care of Bishop’s Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 pm on July 16, 2022 at Holy Family Church (St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish), 1500 Hanwell Road, Fredericton.

For those considering a donation, Vern’s favourite charities were the Fredericton Greener Village, the Fredericton Homeless Shelters, and the Pine Grove Foundation. 

On-line condolences are welcomed on Bishop’s Funeral Home’s website.



Vernett (Vern) Smith