Ernest Thomas, peacefully at Abbotsford, BC on Sunday, August 20, 2006, just one day short of his 89th birthday. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Edith Pollard; his son Robert; brothers Lawrence and Cecil. Ernie, or “Ernesto” to his Mexican friends, is survived by Rita, his loving wife of almost 27 years. He leaves, also, his daughters Joan Elaine (John) Bennett, of Santa Barbara, CA, and Sharon (Gary) McCabe, of Fort Collins, CO; daughter-in-law Ruby Pollard, Vernon, BC; his sisters, Roberta Brown, of Chilliwack, BC and Marjorie Baron, of Cache Creek, BC four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Ernie was born in Vancouver and was raised in Clinton, BC, working in mining in the Vedette coal mine in the Clinton area and also in mines in the Wells area, and in Northern BC. He joined the Vancouver Fire Department and served there for 34 years.
Ernie’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. H. Wiebe and the nurses and staff of MSA Hospital for all their loving care.
At Ernie’s request, no formal service will be held, but for those desiring, donations made in his memory to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.