Verne passed away at the age of 66 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Verne was born on June 11, 1957 to Ron and Myrtle (nee Schnedar) Robinson in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was the second oldest of four children. Verne lived on the farm south of Michellton for 3 years before the family moved to the present farm 18 miles west of Biggar. He started school in Springwater, then the following year transferred to Landis and completed high school in Biggar. During school, Verne was involved in basketball, baseball, and pole vault. He went on to earn his diploma in Farm Machinery Mechanics at Kelesy Institute in Saskatoon.
Verne met Deborah Thomson in their early childhood years as their Moms were good friends. They later began dating in high school, and as their love for each other kept growing, they married on March 18, 1978, in Biggar.
Verne and Deb began their working careers in Gravelbourg, SK. A couple of years later Verne decided to try his hand at full-time farming, moving back home to farm with his Mom and Dad. In 1982 the family grew with the addition of Kyle Verne and in 1984 Mya Lynne completed the family.
Verne was very talented and skilled in various trades, he could fix or build almost anything. Over the years he has had many accomplishments one of them being earning his commercial pilot’s license. In between full-time farming, he loved flying his airplane and also worked at Mitchinson's Flying Service as a flight instructor. Verne also enjoyed hunting and gave back to the sport for many years instructing Hunter Safety in the community.
He loved going to Turtle Lake, travelling on winter holidays, watching baseball or curling, spending time with his grandchildren and of course, enjoying a good dessert. He volunteered many hours to numerous clubs and organizations and was a member of many of them.
Verne will be remembered as a wonderful friend to many in lots of communities. Always befriending strangers in his travels, willing to lend a helping hand, and more often than not teaching you something new!
Verne is survived by his wife of 45 years Deb Robinson; son Kyle (Mandy) Robinson, grandchildren Quinton and Payton; daughter Mya (Mason) Kaun, grandchildren Rae and Dryden; mom Myrtle Robinson; brother Oren (Marlene) Robinson; brother Myron Robinson (Hanna); sister Elan (Pat) Grondin; sister-in-law Denise (Weldon) Barber; brothers-in-law Dale (Tracy) Thomson and Derek (Cindy) Thomson; nieces and nephews Amie Robinson (Dan), Wade (Oralee) Robinson, Alyssa (Adam) Bloski, Patrick Grondin, Victoria Grondin, William Grondin, Lyndon (Whitney) Barber, Lindsey Barber, Tyrus Thomson and Brock Thomson. He is predeceased by his dad Ron Robinson (2015); father-in-law and mother-in-law Ray (2002) and Sylvia (2021) (nee Houdek) Thomson.
A Celebration of Verne’s Life will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023@ 2:00 p.m. at the Biggar Community Hall. Memorial donations in Verne’s memory can be given to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, 200 - 4545 Parliament Avenue Regina, SK S4W 0G3 please include in the memo Food Cart for the Saskatoon Cancer Center.