February 20, 1916 – Sept. 15, 2008
Passed away peacefully after a short stay in the Abbotsford hospital. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Dorothy. Ernest was fully active with his hobbies, interest in politics and interaction with his family up to the time he asked to be taken to the hospital. He grew up in the depression in Kelowna and went to UBC where he became an electrical engineer. During the war he was responsible for the final inspection of Hurricane fighters in New York before they were sent to England. In 1949 he moved with his wife Dorothy and three children to North Vancouver and after a short time working with printing presses, took a position with BC Hydro. There he worked in the Protection Test Division, designing and installing systems to ensure power reliability in the BC grid. His great pride was that he always had things organized so that contractors never had to wait around doing nothing. Ernest is survived by his three children, Lionel , Pat (Smit) and Jackie, 8 grandchildren, Guy, Danny and Tom in Israel, Robert, Andrew, and Patrick in New Zealand and Gregory and Allison in British Columbia and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Central Heights Church at 1661 McCallum Rd. Abbotsford, B.C. at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20th. A reception will be held in the Social Center of the Crown Point Villa at 1450 McCallum Rd. Abbotsford, B.C. from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on September 20th.