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Vernon Wiles


1926 - 2019

Wiles, Vernon J.C. – Vern Wiles formerly of Callander, passed away in Owen Sound on Thursday February 7, 2019, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Yvonne (nee Givens), and two sisters. Born in Englehart in 1926, Vern rose through the ranks of minor hockey around Kirkland Lake and played with several future NHL teammates. Attending the NOIT campus in Kirkland Lake, Vern earned his Certified Electronics Technician degree, which led to a thirty plus year career at the O.N. Railway as a signals supervisor. There, he was in charge of train and crossing signals from North Bay to Timmins. Vern and Yvonne were Callander residents for forty-four years and had many friends in the area. The end of an era...

Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home, Chatsworth Ontario. Spring interment at Powassan Cemetery. If desired, donations to the North Bay Food Bank, or Chapman House, Owen Sound would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at


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