July 10, 1939 – July 9, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Ernie announce his sudden passing on July 9,2020 at Echo Village.
Ernie was born July 10, 1939 in Melville Saskatchewan to George and Eleanora Hahn. He was one of 13 siblings that was raised in and around the Melville area.
Ernie is predeceased by his wife Edna, Father George, Mother Eleanora, Stepmother Pauline and numerous siblings.
He left Melville in 1956 with a cousin to travel to the west coast looking for a better life. He ended up in Vancouver for a short time working for Dairyland. One Christmas season with family on Vancouver Island saw him to Port Alberni where he became an employee for MacMillan Bloedel Somass of 42 years.
It was while living in Port Alberni that he met and married the love of his life Edna Suelzle in December of 1957.
Ernie enjoyed life to the fullest, he perfected his fishing skills on both the east coast and the Alberni Inlet. Ernie and Edna spent many seasons camping and fishing from China Creek Marina. He had a workshop that many men envied and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. Ernie and Edna loved to travel, visiting Europe, The Orient, Caribbean, Hawaii and finding Cuba to be their favourite spot.
Ernie is survived by his daughter Nancy (Terry), son Glen (Lisa), as well as 2 grand daughters and a great grand son along with multiple nephews and nieces and multiple brothers and sisters.
A private family service will be held, and a memorial service will take place later once the COVID restrictions are lifted. All donations can be gratefully made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
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