Flett, Hollis Vern
1936 – 2014
Vern passed away suddenly on February 2, 2014 at Nanaimo Regional Hospital following a short but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on September 7, 1936 in Fort Vermilion, Alberta, the elder son of Daisy and Albert Flett.
Vern spent his formative years in Peace River, Alberta before embarking on a career path that would encompass the Edmonton City Police Department, oil and gas exploration in Alberta, Alaska and Nova Scotia, real estate, construction superintendent of sections of the Coquihalla Highway and site development during metropolitan Vancouver’s housing boom.
In Clearwater, Vern and his brother Burman ran the Ready Mix and did site development and Forestry Ministry contracts for many years.
He spread his retirement between his beloved Dutch Lake Road home and White Rock, and later Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
Vern leaves behind his wife, Judy, sons Philip, Shawn, Kevin, Brady, Christopher and daughter Suzanne, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother Burman, sister Veronica, five nieces and nephews, and countless cousins.
Vern was a big man both in stature and personality. Once met he was impossible to forget. He loved and lived life to the fullest.
Vern requested no service to mark his passing but he will be forever held dear in the hearts and memories of all who loved him.