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Kenneth Herman John (Musicman) Verner

March 13, 1950 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Kenneth Verner Obituary

Kenneth Herman John Verner


March 13th 1950 – October 19th 2023

73 years old


We, the family, with broken hearts, announce the passing of our loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He left this world the same way he lived it, peaceful.

Born and raised in East St. John, NB, he grew up with only love from his mom and dad, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and grandparents. This love he was surrounded by created a man who could only give the same to his own, to others, and in everything he did.

His passion for music began at a very early age. By age 13 he was a member of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, and he was awarded top violinist in all of Canada. By the age of 17, he was selected to play at the opening of Expo in 1967 and became a member of the New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra, the youngest violinist for both.

He went on to study music at Acadia and is known back in New Brunswick as an accomplished violinist. He began his music career in 1973 and retired his teaching career as principal in 2005. During these years, North Highlands Cape Breton became home as a music teacher, principal, municipal counselor, and a member of various community committees. His other passions were hunting, fishing, and

gardening. When he wasn’t teaching you would find him in his natural element, nature, taking in all it has to offer bringing him pure joy.

He was the son of Herman & Marie Verner. He is survived by his children Kate (John) Fraser, Karl (Raeann) Verner, and Stefan (Caitlyn) Verner. His grandchildren Jack, Andy, Isaac, Chesley, and Huxley also known as “Grampie’s boys”. The mother of his children, Cheryl Verner. He is also survived by his

siblings Albert (Betty) Verner, Anne (Ron) Maloney, Mike (Marilyn) Verner, Jean (Hal) Verner Melvin, Linda (Jim) Magee, Barbara (Greg) Verner Williams, Gerry (Anne) Verner and Jennifer Duplessis. Several nieces and nephews.

He spoke often of the wonderful life he got to live, from his childhood and his accomplishments to his students, family and close friends, being able to live a life doing what he loved.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. The family has entrusted JM Jobes Funeral Home to assist with these wishes.

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