I have just seen this and it saddens my wife and myself.
Vernon responded to a request in 1996 for help in finding any families I had in Canada since my 3x Great Grandfather William Beech went there in 1840.
He spent time at Toronto Archives and sent many letters and documents to me in UK.
We met twice when we travelled to Ontario and was always there to help in my research.
All I can say is he was a Great Great Man and I am proud to have known him.
God Bless you Vernon
Peter and Tricia Reichelt in England