We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home
VERL MORGAN FYFE, treasured husband of Myrna Hartley Fyfe, best girl dad to Tanya (Monte) Smith, Lori (Mark) Kapiczowski, LeeAnn (Wayne) Barker, Christine (Aaron) Brown, Jackie (Rob) Webster and magical grandpa to 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2022 at the age of 84 years, enveloped in the love of his family.
Dad was born in Lethbridge, AB to Arthur Fyfe and Mary Adamson on December 2, 1937, and grew up in Stirling with his siblings: Mervyn (deceased), Rena, Benny (deceased) and Bill (deceased). He was a hard worker, played all sports, loved to dance and when 5 years old, told his mom he was going to marry Myrna Hartley!
He loved the Saviour and His Gospel. He served a two year mission in Hawaii for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he met his life-long best friend, Joe Christensen; their reunion in Heaven will be a sweet one. Verl continued serving the Lord in every capacity he was called to for his entire life. He lived according to the commandments to love God and love your neighbour.
Verl married his childhood sweetheart, Myrna, on June 30, 1960 in the Cardston Temple. After living in Calgary for a short time they settled and built their life together in Coutts, which was their home for 55 years.
Community was very important to Verl. He served as mayor and on town council and was involved until having to move to Lethbridge for dialysis in 2016.
In 1965, Verl began his 20 year career with Canada Customs. After retiring from customs, he joined H.H. Smith Ltd Customs Brokers and worked there until 2001. He enjoyed all his working years immensely and his coworkers became some of his best friends.
A great love of the outdoors, a gift for understanding teenagers, a love of fast cars and a myriad of other characteristics made him an exceptional youth leader with the Boy Scouts of Canada and in the church.
Dad recently told us that he always asked himself, “Have I done any good in the world today?” It is obvious from the outpouring of love and stories since his passing that there is no doubt that he fulfilled his desire.
We are grateful to Dr. Wong, the Dialysis Team, Home Care and St. Mike’s Palliative Care. Dad received heartfelt care, which meant the world to him and to his family.
A Viewing and Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24th from 7:00-8:00 pm at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Rd, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 25th at 11:00am (viewing from 10-10:45am) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COUTTS CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Stirling cemetery.
A link for the livestream will be available here prior to the Service. (Approx 10:30 am on Saturday)