SPERRY – Vernon Cecil; 72, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Victoria General Hospital, Halifax on Sunday, June 26, 2016 with his family by his side.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Lorraine and Elizabeth “Betty” (Oickle) Sperry.
Vernon grew up in West Dublin and quickly became a man at 12 years old when he began his life at sea. After seeing three quarters of the world, he met his wife Ann in 1967. Together, with their two children, they lived in Blandford for a time where Vernon worked for Covey’s Auto Salvage. In 1979, they moved to Liverpool and Vernon began working first with Cole Ford, then with T&C Pontiac. He later went to work for the Town of Liverpool in the Works Department (Water). He was a volunteer fire fighter in Liverpool and Blanford and was a founding member of Queens EMO. He was also a member of the Liverpool Lions Club. Vernon was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and camp as well as enjoyed watching sports especially his grandchildren’s athletics. Everyone who knew him will fondly remember his humor, the meals he served and his dedication to hard work and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him and whose hearts he touched along the way.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann (Weagle); his daughter Aletha (Brian) James of Hunts Point; his son Dwayne (Terri-Lynn) of Liverpool; his grandchildren Kaitlin Scott (Kevin Wolfe), Carter Scott, Ethan Sperry and Oliver Sperry. 6 step grandchildren. His sisters Donna (Richard ) Bollivar of Liverpool, Helen Legge (Lexter Herrit) of Upper LaHave, His brothers Robert (Michelle) of Windsor, Harold (Jane) and Douglas (Robin), both of Liverpool, Richard (Yvonne) of Bridgewater, Jason (Tracy) of Timberlea. 4 nieces and 10 nephews.
He was predeceased by his nephews Nathan Sperry and Owen Sperry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Vernon’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Liverpool Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerfuneral.com
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Sorry for your loss Aletha and your family.
Paul and Shirley Neals
Ann and family we are very sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.
Larry and Betty Collier
Anne and family, Larry and I are so very sad for the loss of our dear, dear friend Vernon.
The laughs we shared over the years camping and visiting will keep all our memories alive.
We will miss your laugh and jokes Vernon.
Aletha, Brian, Kaitlin, and Carter:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Keep all of your great memories of your father/grandfather close to your heart and he will never be far away. Condolences to you and the rest of the family.
tyson melissa marion
we are very sorry of the loss or vernon he was a hard working man he helped people alot its very sad to hear about this he will be missed by many r.i.p
John and Donna Murray
Ann and family, so sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. Vernon was a character whose company I always enjoyed. Death is so final, but Vernon’s stories will go on. He was a kind guy who had a good sense of humor! Our sincere condolences. John and Donna Murray
He will be missed by all that knew him rip
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield
Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Aletha & Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on you loss. May he rest in peace>
Dwayne. Sorry to read about the passing of your Dad.He was a friendly man and was like by all who knew him,always had a smile for everyone. The memories you have of your Dad will help get you through this most difficult time.
Cindy &Theodore Hanley
TO Terri, Dwayne and family.
WE were so sorry to hear the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
All at this difficult time.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Ann & Families,
Francis & I Are So Sorry To Hear Of Vernon’s Passing. I Did Not Know That Vernon Was Sick. Vernon Will Be Fondly Remembered From The Many Fire Hall Dances That We All Use To Go To And Had So Much Fun. Vernon Was A Very Nice Man And Always Knew You When He Seen You Somewhere And Always made Sure That He Stopped To Have A Chat. He Was A Man That Loved His Family Dearly And Wasn’t Afraid To Let Anyone Know How he Felt About Them. Always Remember The Life That You All Had With Vernon And I Believe Ann That It Was 47 Years With You!!!! Cherish Those Years And Memories For They Will Help Get You Through Some Very Difficult Times Ahead. May Vernon Now Rest In Peace And Spread His Wings. May God Be With You Ann & Your Families And May He Wrap His Arms Around You And Give You The Comfort & Healing That You Need.
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!!!
David & Judy Whynott
Like a lot of others Juddy and I would like to send our condolences. Vernon and I spent a lot of time through the years talking about auto sales.he will be missed and remembered by many often.Bless you all at this sad time.
To all the Sperry family my sincere sympathy on your loss.
My prayers are with you.
Sherri and Ted Roy
Anne and family, We are so sorry to hear of Vernon`s passing. He was a good man and we both liked him very much. Take care, Sherri and Ted Roy
Anne Porter Sarty
Aletha, Dwayne and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Cherrish the memories of your father and celebrate his life as much and as often as you can. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
We are truly sorry upon hearing of Vern’s passing.Please accept our condelences and may our prayers help comfort you.
Ann I am very sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing…
Geraldine and Harry Cunningham.
So sorry for Vernon passing. The jokes and laugh’s we will alway’s remember
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Anne and his family. RIP Vernon.
Clyde and David Whynot
So sorry for your loss Ann and your family RIP Vernon c
Janet and George Fletcher
Sperry Family: We were sorry to hear about Vernon. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
jim and joyce parks
Ann and family,so sorry to hear of vernons passing,he was always so full of fun,may god be with you all at this sad time.
Jim & Jacqueline Peach
To the Family we send our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. May God give each of you the comfort & strength you need to get through this valley.
Maureen and Peter Lawrence
So sorry for your loss Aletha, Jason and Sperry families. Your father was a very nice man. He came down at different times and bought lumber from Peter and they would have a nice chat. He was always smiling.
Maureen and Peter Lawrence
Ginny and Morris Macleod
Dwayne ,Terri and family…So sorry to hear of your Dads passing,, Please except our condolences. May he rest in peace xo
Vina & Gerald Moses
I was so shocked to read that Vernon had passed away. So sad to hear this. Sending our condolences to Ann and family & to his friends.. Ann, I am so sorry for you for your loss. Thinking of you at this time. Vina
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Ann & Family – We were very sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. Although it has been years since I’ve talked with him, I will never forget our times at Cole’s or the experiences at the Fire Department. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.
Vernon I didn’t know you well but I knew you liked to carry on. I know your daughter Aletha and her family who worshipped you. You rest in peace dear man. Your family knows you are at peace now and will watch over them.
Trina and John Langley
So sorry for your loss.Thinking of you at this difficult time.
CHARLENE Whynot Reece
Ann and family so sorry for your loss Vernon was always full of laughter always remember the good times .hugs to you Ann .thinking of u all and sending my heartfelt condolences to u all
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Ann,Aletha,Dwayne and Family:Our sincere condolence extended to all the Sperry family.
Randy &Crystal Wamboldt
So sorry to hear of Vernon passing
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . HOLD ONTO THE MEMORIES .
THIS HELP’S GET THROUGH THE ROUGH TIMES AHEAD .
SINCERE SYMPATHY BRENDA LAWRENCE
Sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. We worked together for the Town, and had a lot of laughs. He will be missed.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wanda Seldon and family
What to say … The loss of a parent is like no other.
Philip and Angela Jones
Dougie, Robin and all the Sperry family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Anne and family,So very sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing.May your wonderful memories comfort you.Please accept our sincere condolences.
Maryann and Scott Rhyno
Ann, Aletha, Dwayne and families and to the rest of Vernon’s family,
It is with heavy hearts we send our condolences. Vernon was one of a kind and I know he will be missed. Cherish your memories as they will help you with the difficult days ahead. Take care of each other. R.I.P. cuz.
Sharon & Ronald Verge
Ann, Aletha & Dwayne and Families.
we are so sorry to hear about Vernon’s passing.
He always had time to stop and chat with us whenever we met.
Sincere sympathy to you and all the Family.
David & Helen Fox
So sorry to hear that Vernon has passed.He’ll always be remembered for his friendly and humurious nature.RIP
Howard and Joan Zwicker
We are very sorry to learn of Vernon passing,our sympathy to you and the family. He was a good friend. Howard enjoyed working with him and their long talks.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Maurice & Betty ( Roy ) Whynott
Ann & Family: Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Vernon will be remember as a great guy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. GOD BLESS
My Heart goes out to you Ann N Family. R.I.P Vernon
Sheila Baker and Family
Anne and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Our family was very sad to hear about Vernon. He was a lovely man, and always so friendly, with a twinkle in his eye. He certainly gave a lot of himself to a lot of people. Our sincerest condolences to his family.
Bill and Anna Cox
Ann and family
Our deepest sympathy in Vernon’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Vernon’s stories and his love of fun and dances will always be remembered.
Donna and family, my heart goes out to you at this time…it is so hard to loss a loved one, but his memories will carry you through…my deepest sympathies and heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family….hugs…
Byron & Geraldine Whynot
Dear Anne and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will miss not hearing Hey You Barnie.
Aletha,My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad.
Crystal (Martin) and Kevin Traynor
Dear Ann and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Vernon. May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My sincere condolences to the family of Vernon Sperry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
I met Vernon years ago when I came back home to work at the car dealership. He was one of the first to help me get used to things, oh yes and help me practice my pretend golf follow thru in the used car lot when no one was looking. Vernon was always up, and ready with a good joke or two . As years went on I would see him from time to time and it was like old friends as always. He was a special guy that could lift anyone’s spirits.
You will be missed
Boomie and Brenda Whynot
Dear Ann and family
So sorry about Vernon’s passing. He will be missed by many,especially those of us at Home Hardware who had a great time with him whenever he came in.He always had fun .Our prayers are with all of you at this time.
Donna and Bucky Norman
Ann and Family:
Bucky and I would like to send heart felt condolences to you all your great memories and Vernon’s stories stay in your memories and hearts forever and help you through this difficult time. Bucky will miss his laughs and chats with Vernon.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Ann and family , I am so sorry that you lost Vernon . .He and I had a little competition going that whenever we saw each other we’d grin from ear to ear .One of us called the other grumpy years ago so we would always would try to out grin one another ,I shall miss him and our conversations ..May the love of your many friends and family give you strength in the days ahead .Sincerely Peggy Hatt
lorne and barb redmond
Ann and Family
barb and I send condolences to you we will miss him and the stories that we shared, always good for a laugh or
two and a hunting or fishing discussion were in order take care lorne and barb
Dianne and Brian Godfrey
To Ann and family : So sorry for your loss. Always remember the memories . He had such a wonderful sense of humour and is now in heaven making everyone laugh there.
Ale tha, so sorry for your loss – Sincere sympathies to you and all your family.
Ann and Aletha sorry to hear of husband and father’s passed. My prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry to hear about your father Dwayne, my condolences to you and your family
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Vernon’s visits to the store and how I could always get Mr. Grumpy to complain about something every time. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs♡♡
Dear Ann and family.
So sorry to hear that Vernon has passed. He was a lot of fun to be around.
Deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time.
Don & Charlene Protasivich
To Ann and Family
Our hearts go out to you. So sadden to hear of your loss. Fond memories of Vernon, he was a great guy!
Sylvia & Mike Langille
So shocked to hear about Vernon.He was a very nice person!
Take care and God bless!
So sorry Anne to hear of Vernons passing. God bless and take care.
Would like to give my condolences to the Sperry family. I grew up beside them when they first moved to Liverpool and my dad (Bazil) would take Vernon trout fishing and deer hunting. He will be missed by all.
Darren Whynot and Lisa Tarr
Ann We are sorry for your loss
Ann and family. My sincere condolences. Vernon will be missed by many. May peace and love surround you during this difficult time.
Dear Anne, Aletha and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Such sad news. Thinking of you all in your grief!
Sincere condolences. Angela and Jeff Roy.
Ann and family so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.
David W. and Vivian Huskins
Ann,Althea,Dwayne and Families: So very sorry to hear of the passing of a very good man. Always stopped to say hello and to see how things were. When he was in the Liverpool Fire Department with David he always had this old saying “Where’s the Baby” this was a reference to our son Craig. He is done his suffering. Keep all of your memories and family close this will help make it a little easier. He is still watching over you from above. Vivian and David W. Huskins
Becky Jollimore Long
Anna, family and the Sperry Families.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Your memories will comfort you. Vernon will be missed.
Elaine and Junior Williams
Aletha and family
Sending our thoughts to you all. May the memories of his life keep him in your hearts
Albina Nowe LeGay
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. i KNEW VERNON FOR MANY YEARS AND KNEW HIM TO BE A VERY HAPPY PERSON WHO ENJOYED LIFE FAMILY & FRIENDS…..MAY YOU BE ENCOURAGED IN THE TIME AHEAD BY YOUR FAMILY,FRIENDS & YOUR FAITH IN THE LORD
Robert & Sally Fader
To the Sperry family:
Our sincere condolences go out to everyone at this very sad & difficult time.
Kaitlin and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences go out to you all. Sending all my love, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill & Sandy Journeay
Deepest sympathy Aletha to you & family on the loss of your Dad.
Dennis &Sherri Harrington
So very sorry for your loss, take care ..
Stephen & Sally ( Lake ) Belding
To the Sperry family and to you Anne, I am so sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family…May God Bless you and keep you in the days and weeks to come.
Earl and Sharon Mossman
Dear Anne and Family,
Sincere condolences to you and your family. We write this with heavy hearts as we have lost a true friend and neighbor who left us too soon. We pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this time in your life.
Much love, Earl and Sharon
Aletha and Allen, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you. Xo
Anne and Darrell Conrad
So sorry to hear of your loss. In the past we had coffee many mornings with Vernon and he always had a great story and a good laugh!! He will be missed.
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Ann and family,
So sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. Such a great person in so many ways. He gave much to his community and will be missed. Take care.
I am so sorry . We were neighbors for some 20 years I believe (?) . I remember when I went camping with you , Vernon , Molly and John . That was the weekend Princess Diana died . That night we sat around a camp fire sharing a bottle of wine …drinking straight from the bottle…lol . I had just lost my dad a short while ago and you guys took me camping to try and help me feel better . I will never forget that night . Annie if I can do anything for you just let me know . Again I am so very sorry <3
Darlene Roy and Family
I am so sorry for your loss Donna, Ricky and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers…R.I.P. Vernon
Paul and Cathleen
Dear Ann and families,
Our deep and sincere sympathies for your loss, our loss because of what he stood for; a good family man, involvement in his community and a good friend who will be missed.
sincerely Paul and Cathleen