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Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2006

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ERNST HENRICHSEN It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ernst (Ernie) Henrichsen on March 20, 2006 following a courageous battle with cancer. Ernie will be cherished and forever missed by his wife of 30 years and best friend, Edith (Edie). Ernst was predeceased by his mother Gudrun, his father Christian, an infant brother Hans Kurt, an older brother Kristian, and brother-in-law Garry Mazur. Ernst is survived by family in Denmark, Paula (Tage) Kvist; daughter Bente (Erik Jacobsen), son Nicolai; Annelise Alberts; Kurt (Randi Rasmussen), daughter Jannie (Kurt Jensen); and Ulla (Hans Martin) Paysen, son Martin, daughter Marianne.. Ernie also leaves to cherish his memory his mother and father-in-law Phyllis and George Hutton, sisters-in-law Evelyn Hutton (Linda); Gwen Mazur, daughter Allison, son Neal; Georgina (Alan) Bielinski, sons Christopher and Anthony; Angela (Patrick) Neskar; Judy (Roy) Pedersen, son Samuel Howell; brother-in-law William Hutton and extended family. Ernie will also be remembered by his friends and the many people he touched over his life. Ernst immigrated to Canada from Denmark in 1970. He worked in agriculture in Saskatchewan and Alberta and then moved to Manitoba. He apprenticed with Manitoba Natural Resources in 1974 as a Technician in marine and fire equipment. In 1980 he started his own business Ernie's Small Engine Service and was well known for his abilities. In 2002 Ernie was elected to the office of Reeve for the R. M. of St. Clements. He believed Reeve and Council must govern with respect for and in compliance with legislation and he worked to instill this when dealing with all municipal issues. Ernie was diagnosed with cancer in early 2004 and it was with sincere regret that he resigned as Reeve in June of 2004, due to his illness, as his felt he was not able to undertake the duties to a standard he believed the citizens of the municipality deserved. Anyone that knew Ernie knew him to be a private, thoughtful, determined man who lived his life with integrity and strong convictions. He had his own unique sense of humour and accepted the challenges throughout his life with a positive perspective. Ernie loved life and enjoyed working, his whistle being heard throughout the day. He had a special appreciation for the land, water and nature. Ernie took great pleasure in living in the country where he watched the wildlife such as bears, deer and grey owls. At Ernie's request sincere and heartfelt thanks are extended to his friends, he valued your friendship so very much. To his family in Denmark and his second family in Canada (Edie's) thank you for the wonderful times he has shared throughout his life as a part of these two families. Thank you to Joy, Scott, Charlotte, Joan and Kin Chu. You are very special people who came into our world and helped us with your gentle caring, respect and support. Thank you to the doctors, staff and nurses at CancerCare Manitoba, Selkirk and District General Hospital and the Selkirk and District Ambulance Service. Thank you to the City of Selkirk Mayor and Council for your unwavering support throughout the past two years and to the staff who have helped make it possible for Edie and Ernie to be together during this difficult time. Thank you to everyone who called, visited and included us in your prayers. Thank you Rolland. Words can not express how much you are appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers it is respectfully requested that a donation be made to a charity of your choice. Me and You You and Me That's the Way It'll Always Be Ernie, thank you for sharing your life and your love with me. All my love Edie Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2006

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