Birchcliff Energy Ltd. regrets to announce the passing of Werner (Vern) A. Siemens, on March 2, 2015, a founding shareholder and Director of Birchcliff, at the age of 78.
"Vern was an important member of the Birchcliff family and he will be sadly missed" said Jeff Tonken, President and CEO of Birchcliff. "Vern was an experienced oilman, a dedicated and diligent director whose strong leadership has been invaluable to Birchcliff. Prior to his involvement with Birchcliff, Vern was a founding shareholder and Director of each of Stampeder Exploration Ltd., Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and Case Resources Ltd. Vern was a team player and extremely knowledgeable about matters surrounding a well-run business. Vern's insight, character and warmth, will be dearly missed by his many friends at Birchcliff, as well as his friends and colleagues throughout the industry and our community. On behalf of the entire Birchcliff organization, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Vern's wife Denise, his daughter Elaine and her husband Duncan, his son Craig and his wife Suzanne, his grandchildren and his extended family and friends around the globe."