Ernest (Ernie) Chmilar

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

250-542-1187