“VERNON is named after Charles H. Vernon, an immigrant to the Dominion of Canada who founded a small, four-corner farming community in Central Ontario called Vernonville in 1860.
My ancestors helped build Vernonville. And a part of my family have lived there ever since.
When they needed something built, they got to work and crafted it themselves. If something broke, they fixed it. And if something wasn’t being used, but could be used again, they kept it.
We need to bring these principles back. Because the past is not dead, it is living in us, and it will be alive in the future which we are now helping to create.”
Creative Director & Founder
Vernonville Church Choir in 1903. My great grandfather James Deviney (BR, third from left), his sister Grace (BR, second from right), and his other sister Bertha (FR, second from right).
The original Deviney Homestead 'Highland View' pictured here in 1897, was built approximately 30 years prior. The house is still intact and owned by the family today.
Jordan (bottom right) with his brother Mitchell, father Ted, and grandfather Doug Deviney cutting trees on the farm around 1999.