Vern Frick Obituary, From The Beatles To The Canucks, Vern Frick, The PNE's Longest-Serving Employee

Vern Frick Obituary, From The Beatles To The Canucks, Vern Frick, The PNE’s Longest-Serving Employee

Vern Frick Obituary, Death – The Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver’s respected and longest-serving employee, Vern Frick, has passed away. Frick, a father of three and a grandpa of two, retired from the PNE in 2018 at the age of 80, but he continued to work, and because of his passion for hockey, he later worked as an usher at Rogers Arena. His passing on Thursday night was confirmed by Laura Ballance, who represents the PNE. An acquaintance of the family told Postmedia that no funeral plans had yet been made and that the family preferred privacy at this time.

A coworker at Rogers Arena wrote on social media about how much he will miss Frick and how terrific he was. We’re sorry to hear that a wonderful man has died away. Dean Chan said on Facebook that he was the last person she saw at work. “RIP, Vern Frick.” Frick first worked as an usher on Canada Day 1963 at the Empire Stadium when it was the home of the budding B.C. Lions because he loved football. Frick and his wife raised their three children while working full-time jobs as carriers and managers at Canada Post.

He received $2 in pay at the time. He was then invited to join the PNE fair personnel, and his first position was in the Garden Auditorium, directing the well-liked teen dance party. He would intervene to resolve conflicts that occasionally erupted after one guy asked another guy’s girlfriend to dance.