MR. ERNEST (ERNIE) GILBERTSON was called Home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 at the age of 76 years. He will be lovingly remembered by one son and daughter-in-law, Ron & Joan Gilbertson of Surrey, B.C., two daughters and one son-in-law; Diane & Tim Thom of Kitimat, B.C. and Cyndy Hooper of Smithers, B.C., five grandchildren; Shaun, Melissa, Ty, Kyle and Kelli, one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline & Peter Webber of Nanoose Bay, B.C., one nephew, Ernest Maclagan of Calgary, Alberta and one niece, Linda (Greg) Natyzak of Bakersfield, California. He was predeceased by his wife, Lila Beverley Gilbertson on June 30th, 1999. Those wishing to pay their last respects may do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Sunday, November 9th, 2003 between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Living Word Lutheran Church on Monday, November 10th, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Peter Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ernie to the Living Word Lutheran Church Building Fund, 6525-Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon, B.C. V1H 1M5. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187).