Sgt Vernon George Giberson, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Vernon George Giberson, CD, (Ret’d) at the Strathroy, ON General Hospital on 17 April 2016 in his 90th year.
Vernon was born in Arthurette, NB and enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was a Second World War veteran who served in the 56th Battery, 6th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, He took part in battles for Caen, Falaise Gap, Battle of the Bulge, Dieppe, and Germany as well as the Liberation of Holland. After demobilization in 1946, he returned home to farm in New Brunswick.
In 1954, Vernon re-enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers and served until his retirement in May 1976 when he moved to Middlesex County, ON to farm. Among his postings was 1 Field Squadron in Germany. Vernon was a member and past-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Melbourne, ON Branch #510. For seventeen years Vernon shared his military service experience in Remembrance Day Celebration at Parkview Public School in Komoka, ON.
Visitation will be held at Denning Funeral Home in Strathroy on 21 April from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM with a Royal Canadian Legion Service at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 22 April at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Strathroy at 11:00 AM.