A local pioneer in the transportation industry has passed away.
"We regret to inform you that this morning we said goodbye to a remarkable man and our founder, Vernon Erb," said a statement from The Erb Group of Companies on Wednesday.
Vernon Erb had been battling an aggressive form of leukemia, and recently returned home for palliative care.
His company said, "We will always remember our founder by his kindness, integrity, and exceptional work ethic. He will be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him."
A celebration of life is being planned and more details are set to be released soon.
If you have a photo or memory of Vernon Erb, you're encouraged to share it by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A convoy of appreciation was held on May 1 in Erb's honour, and it truly showcased his impact on the trucking community and beyond.
Our founder Mr. Vernon Erb was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. This past Friday we had an incredible convoy of over 500 vehicles drive past Mr.Erb’s home. We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Tribute to Vernon Erb Convoy. pic.twitter.com/s6DAn7ZhgP— Erb Group of Companies (@ErbTransport) May 4, 2020