May 15, 1931 – July 27, 2020
Ernest (Ernie) Schley passed away peacefully in his home on July 27, 2020 in Vernon BC at the age of 89. Ernie was independent and self-sufficient to his final day. He left this world as he had hoped, still in his home and able to make his own decisions.
Ernie’s worked as a carpenter to support his family, including many years as a maintenance carpenter for the Vernon School District.
In 1996 Ernie’s beloved wife Phyllis died; after 43 years happily married Ernie was now alone. The kids feared he would struggle without the support from the love of his life, but true to his tenacious spirit Ernie reinvented himself.
Ernie did not sit on the sidelines watching his years pass. He remained engaged, active and interested in what was happening. In the last few years he lived his life as fully as he could with his bad heart, weak knees and mysterious blood loss.
Mourning his death are Ernie’s 4 children: Terry (Linda), Bob, Donna (Paul), Kelly (DJ). His 7 grandchildren: Brad, Brittany, Sarah, Melissa (Eric), Lindsay (Steven), Robert (Alexandra), and Vicki (Paul). His 6 great grandchildren: Alyssia, Matthew, Niko, Avery, Lukas, and Jessika.
His surviving siblings: Joan, Herb (Marlene), Allan (Dorothy), and Gord (Heather). He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie had many friends, great neighbours and acquaintances who supported him.
A celebration of life service planned in September will be by invitation only. Messages of condolence, and an expanded obituary, are available through the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home website.
The family also asks for your support by offering you the ability to join us remotely by video. A link will be posted on Ernie’s obituary after September 11, 2020. Cremation has occurred and interment will follow the service. Arrangements in care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, BC. 250-542-4333Obituary
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