Ernest, born Oct. 23, 1926, in Neidernsill, Austria, passing peacefully on Nov. 17 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC. Predeceased by wife Valentina (1988). Survived by son Greg (Gayle) and daughter Katherine (Merv); grandsons Matthew and Christopher; sister Sophie; brothers Joe and Walter and many nieces, nephews and friends.

“Ernie” was known by all to be a very caring, kind and compassionate person who was willing to give a helping hand to those in need. He will be remembered by his children and grand­children as a man who spent quality time with his family, thereby leaving them with many treasured ­memories. Ernie possessed great physical strength and abundant energy throughout his life, enjoying fishing, hiking, biking and tending to his beautiful roses.

Many thanks to the very supportive nursing staff and volunteers at the Christine Morrison Hospice.

At Ernie’s request there will be no service. His ashes will be scatter­ed on the Vedder River where he spent many happy days fishing. A celebration of his life will be held on Dec. 1, 2007 at his home from 1:00 – 4:00. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christine Morrison Hospice.

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