In Memory of Erich Ernst.
Erich left us in the same way he lived his life; quietly, with selflessness, dignity and courage.
Erich was born in Europe and came to northwestern BC as a young man, worked at the Kemano construction then settled in Kitimat in 1953. He was an Alcan retiree.
Erich is survived by his younger brothers Helmut (Lois) of New Jersey and Otto (Elsie) of Colorado; plus his loving nieces and nephews of New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado and Oregon.
Erich was the only family member to immigrate to Canada, but regardless of their distance apart, the Ernst family remained strong in their love for one another.
Erich’s family and friends extend their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care, support and indeed the love that Erich received during his determined battle with cancer, from the incredible Home Care nursing team, Barb, Gloria and Elaine – from Dr. West, Erich’s special friend, Drs. Cooper and Van Wyck and their staff, and from the nursing team and staff at the Kitimat General Hospital…We thank you.
Erich’s final request was for cremation and no service. In his memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jean C. Barber Lodge, (Vancouver Cancer Lodge), 575 10th Ave. W., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C3.
Cards and “Erich Stories and Pictures” to share with his family may be sent to 32 Bittern St., Kitimat, BC V8C 1R2.
An open house in memory of and in celebration of Erich’s life was held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 32 Bittern St., Kitimat.
Peace and Love Always Erich