Ernie was called home to be with Jesus on January 13, 2016 at the age of 69. He was born in Alberta and was raised on the family farm in Clandonald, before venturing to Thompson Manitoba where he worked for INCO. In 1971 he married his wife Johanna (Friesen) and they moved to Mission, BC in 1973. Five years later they moved to Abbotsford where they raised their family. He established Ernie’s Excavating Ltd., and since farming was in his blood he also started Glenmore Blueberry Farm. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2012 which recurred in February of 2015. The last few months, despite promising treatments, his cancer continued to progress and worsen until he passed away peacefully at home with the comfort of his family by his side. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 44 years, Johanna; 6 children, Jeanine (Dale) Leiding, Pamela (Jason) Huber, Julie (Kirtus) DeFehr, Emily (Chris) Dyck, Karl, Alice (Poul) Angstadt; 19 grandchildren and 3 on the way; sisters, Diane (Paul) Hrabec, Emily (Lionel) VanPeteghen; and brother, Dennis (Valerie) Trachuk. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Jennie Trachuk. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Olivet Church, 2630 Langdon Street, Abbotsford, BC.
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