Helen Michelle Vernon

October 13, 2017 8 Condolences Print Obituary

April 11, 1952 – October 3, 2017

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our Mom, Michelle (Mang) Vernon. She passed away quietly in her sleep surrounded by her children after a short battle with cancer.

Mom had many passions in her life, but at the centre of them all were her four children and three granddaughters. She was at her happiest with all of us around the dinner table, laughter filling the room as we shared new stories and recounted others that had been told a million times before.

An avid reader, Mom loved being curled up on the couch with her cat and kobo, with curling on the television. A firm believer in staying informed, CBC Radio has lost an avid listener, Global News a loyal viewer, and the Edmonton Journal a decades long subscriber.

One month before her passing, Mom spent 10 days touring Iceland and Scotland, a trip that was to be just a primer for a European river cruise scheduled for next September with her friends.

Left to mourn are her children Alanna (Rob) of Kelowna, Daniel (Brandy), Thomasean (Sarah) and Lindsay (Graham) of Edmonton and her three granddaughters, Mya, Aubrey and Claire. Also mourning are her brother John (Susan) of Comox, and many more loving cousins and close friends. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Lawrie and Mickie Mang of Regina, SK.

Celebration of Life
2:00PM Monday October 16, 2017
Trinity Funeral Home
10530-116 Street NW Edmonton, AB

Memorial Donations
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6G1Z2

  1. I considered Michelle a friend even though we met at work. Her spirit will shine on through you, her children and grandchildren. Know that she was a lovely lady who touched many hearts and I include mine as one of them. Peace to each of you.
    Dawn

  2. Tom and Sarah

    Please accept our best wishes on the passing of your mom….we met her at your wedding in Regina. A classy and warm lady who was so proud of you two that great day. Comfort each other and the memories are yours to keep.

    Gord and Jane
    Okotoks

  3. John and Family
    This is a real shock to me, since I knew and loved Michelle all my life, from growing up next door, to walking to kindergarten together our first day at Benson, then Luther,
    down through the years up to the present, and enjoyed her pictures on Facebook of her last trip as she shared her experience with all.
    May God be with you and the family as you mourn your loss and give you strength in the days ahead as you learn to adjust to this new reality..

  4. Please accept my condolences and prayers, as I was saddened to learn of Michelle’s passing. She impressed me at work with her constant quest for learning, and obtaining knowledge. She was a very organized and caring team player, who strived consistently to meet and exceed her goals.

  5. My deepest sympathies to Michelle’s family. While I didn’t work with Michelle closely on a day-to-day basis, I had many opportunities to work with her over the years. She was always very helpful when I asked her for information (I often had crazy questions) – when others might have said they were too busy – and a valuable member of our team.

    I remember saying to Michelle more than once over the years that she had a beautiful, loving family and how lucky she was. All your family pictures showed bright, smiling faces. How much she loved you and you her was obvious. You are very lucky!

    I also know she was very proud of all of you. I often told her I saw Tom on Global TV and how impressed I was. She would get a big smile but not say too much. But again, her love for all of you was obvious.

    I’m keeping Michelle and you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marilyn

  6. I considered Michelle to be my friend who was also my co-worker. Particularly in the last few years Michelle was my friend and confidant listening to my Mom’s dementia diagnosis and Michelle’s sharing of her own stories with her father. Michelle was kind, patient, soft spoken and always gave good advise. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Too bad that it’s under these circumstances that I have gotten to know Lindsay a bit. Hugs to all.

  7. My deepest Condolences to Michelle’s family. Michelle was such an asset to our team at work. I went to her daily for advice and to gain some of her vast expertise. She was always willing to share. Such a kind heart, she was loved by all of us. Proud Grandmother Michelle loved to share pictures of her beautiful grandchildren.
    My deepest sympathy.

  8. Thank you to everyone for these wonderful comments and memories. It truly warms the heart knowing Mom had so many who cared about her.

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