A pioneer in our community has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
Vernon Erb, the man behind the Erb Group of Companies, has chosen to return home for palliative care, as chemotherapy for the leukemia is not an option.
Social distancing won't stop the community from honouring the Waterloo County Hall of Fame inductee.
The Erb family is leading a "convoy of appreciation" Friday, May 1st at 2:30 pm, starting at Erb fleet's Baden terminal.
Anyone is welcome to join in.
Speaking with Trucknews.com, Vernon's granddaughter and account manager at the fleet says, "For those in Erb-marked vehicles, we will spread them out among our personal vehicles."
Vernon Erb has quite the collection of achievements under his belt including the 1993 Governor General's Commemorative Medal and 2003 Colonel Robert Hardie Award of lifetime Achievement from the OTA.
Starting with just a single truck, the business has grown to operations in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba with around 1,500 employees.