Islander Online – The Christian Island Cottagers' Association


Passing of Vern Cottrell

It is with sadness that we convey the passing of  Vern Cottrell on December 3, 2019 following a six-month courageous battle with illness.

Vern and his wife Mary both enjoyed many years as Light House cottagers, which they continued to do at their family’s cottage for many years. Vern was instrumental in bringing recognition to past and current Indigenous veterans by organizing a legion service on the island, and he was greatly involved in the monument at the corner of the four stop in the center of the village.

Vern was recognized by a traditional Legion ceremony December 8,2019 from 1:00-4:00 for his many years of service in the Canadian Air Force and on the executive of the Legion.