Stephen Dale Vert was born on March 29, 1954 in Consort, Alberta. He was the third of six children born to Albert and Mary Vert.
On June 4, 1977, Steve married the love of his life, Lorinda Ference, and together they raised their three children on their farm that they pioneered in 1983.
With his wife by his side, Steve passed peacefully away on January 2, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 62 years.
Steve will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 40 years, Lorinda; children, Stephanie Phillips and her children Austin & Kaylee; Danita (Michael) Dmetrichuk and their children, Caiden, Mariska & Emersyn; Dallas (Natasha) Vert and their children, Reese & Tegan; a very special nephew, Justin (Suzanne) Ference and their children, Darrion, Laine & Hunter; parents, Albert & Mary Vert; brother, Eric (Lisa) Vert; sisters, Linda (Harry) Shoemaker, Delaine (Kevin) Stewart, Vivian (Nick) Lowther and Robin (Brent) Duffin; as well as his brothers & sisters in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Steve was predeceased by his father & mother in law, Tony & Jennie Ference; brothers in law, Martin Ference and Ervin Ference.