was born on October 10th, 1928 in Hilliard, Alberta
and passed away on June 3rd, 2010 in the Vernon
Jubilee Hospital at the age of 81 years.
Ernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife,
Anne; one son, Gerald (Tanya) Chmilar of Kelowna,
B.C.; one daughter, Brenda (Randy) Finamore of
Port Moody, B.C.; two grandchildren, Jacob and
Cicely Finamore; one sister, Ann Ignatieff; his
special cousins, Alex (Irene) Chmilar, Lucy (Jim)
Haggerty and Lyla Rankin; and numerous other
cousins in Alberta.
Ernie was a very successful businessman for many years, owning and
operating many businesses in the Okanagan Valley. He was very involved
in the Vernon Winter Carnival and was also a very generous man who had
the priveledge of sponsoring many sports teams over the years. Ernie was
loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
Cremation preceded a private family gathering which took place in the
Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 2:00
P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send
donations in memory of Ernie to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589
Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5Y7.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5