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LIX, Werner "Vern" Joseph


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MAY 14, 1942 – JULY 22, 2022

Werner (Vern) Joseph Lix passed away peacefully at home July 22, 2022 with his loving wife and family at his side just the way he always wished it to be.

Vern was born on May 14, 1942 in Yugoslavia of German descent to Maria and Matthias Lix. Sadly, as a child, he lost both of his parents to the war but survived alongside his brother Johannes and his sister Anna. Losing his parents as a small child had a great affect on Vern in his lifetime, and he cherished his family putting it above all else.

He was welcomed into the home of the Woods family as a foster child and later was raised by the Roberts family whom he greatly loved. Vern found the love of his life Willemyntje (Willie) VanderBorden and was a devoted husband for 57 years. Vern was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by his two daughters Anne Marie Lemieux and Angela (Brad) Harvey. Proud grandfather to Paul, Matthew, Kane, Yvonne and Beth and great grandfather to Paxton. He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. He will be missed by his faithful lab companion Bella. Vern was a hard worker and was employed at Wean United (Wean Canada) for over 30 years and then was employed at Blow Press until his retirement.

Vern was a lathe operator and machinist and was well respected in the industry as an honest, hard worker who knew his way around with CNC machines. Vern’s greatest love aside from his family and dogs was the great outdoors. He truly loved to go camping as was notably seen around the campground without his shirt on. People jokingly noted that it must be a really cold day if Vern was seen wearing his shirt. Holidays were spent with family camping on Georgian Bay and the majority of the time Vern was in his boat fishing.

Nothing was better than a good bass fishing day with a fish fry to follow. Vern was a strong faith-filled man who attended church regularly until the last two years as his health was failing. He was active in the church volunteering for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, acting as an usher and supporting the Cambridge Right to Life. As per Vern’s wishes, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

The family asks that you please join us for a mass of Christian burial at St. Ambrose Church (210 South Street, Cambridge) on Friday, July 29th at 11am. Immediately following mass, the family welcomes family and friends of Vern to T. Little Funeral Home (223 Main Street, Cambridge) for a reception and a time to share fond memories and fishing stories. In lieu of flowers, Vern asked that donations be made to the Cambridge Right to Life.

Arrangements entrusted to T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre