VERNUM, Rev. Keith W. - Of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (née Hastings) Vernum. Loving father of Dianne (Bruce), Karen (Larry), Brent, and Bruce (Kate). Cherished grandfather of Timothy (Stacey), Jenna, Allison (Steven), Robert, Elizabeth (Jason), Emily and Skylar. Proud great grandfather of Joshua, Noah, Caleb, Memphis, Chloe, and Blake. Born in Toronto, ON, December 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Edmund and Rita (née Carden) Vernum. Keith was a retired Baptist minister and a former advertising representative for 40 years with the Toronto Star. He was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, St. Thomas. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.