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ERNEST (ERNIE) ULLBERG The family of Ernest "Ernie" Ullberg announce his passing at the Erickson Personal Care Home Palliative Unit on May 16, 2015. He was predeceased by his beloved Yvonne in 1988 and his siblings Elden, Eunice, Eskil, Earl and Erven,. Left to mourn his passing are sons Dwight (Gladys), Vaughn (Brenda) and Marc (Caroline). Grandchildren Tyler (Melissa), Kristin (Brian), Randeanna (Chris) and Colin (Tina). Seven great-grandchildren and his long time companion and love Marcia Oshust. Also surviving are his siblings Evelyn, Eileen, Emily and Eddie. Ernie was born in 1929 to Arvid and Ida Ullberg of Westmount district. In his younger days he worked on a farm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba Pool Elevators before training to become a Telegraph Operator for CN rail. In 1955 he married Yvonne DeJersey and together they embarked on a life full of laughter and love. Ernie had three sons with Yvonne and they remained a huge source of pride to his very last day. He and Yvonne would live in Churchill and Winnipeg, while he worked for CN and then returned to Erickson in 1957 to continue running the Erickson Dance Hall which he owned and to start his career with the Imperial Oil bulk station. After five years he took over ownership and ran the operation for 20 years. While owning the station he was also partners at the Erickson transfer and established the trailer court in town. Ernie and Yvonne moved out west to establish a few businesses which included a motel in Broadview, Saskatchewan. They returned to Erickson in 1988 for semi-retirement. Upon Yvonne's passing in 1988 Ernie started working as a driver for the Winnipeg Free Press covering a route that encompassed the Parkland region. Through is life he was a member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge #14, Past Erickson town Councillor and Deputy Mayor, the Lions Club and Flying Club. He was involved in the Erickson Skating Rink, a past member of the volunteer Fire Brigade and past president of the Chamber of Commerce. Service will be held at the Erickson Lutheran Church, 30-3rd Street SW in Erickson, Manitoba on Thursday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Manitoba Cancer Society, the Erickson Flying Club or the Erickson Personal Care Home Palliative Unit. Rae's Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2015
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Our sincere condolences to the Ullberg family. We got to know Ernie while he was employed by my parents. We were often at my parents farm when Ernie returned with the newspaper delivery truck. We always enjoyed his wit and humour when he stopped in for a coffee or short visit. Our thoughts are with the family during this time of loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. - Posted by: brock and joan neilson () on: Jun 01, 2015
I wanted to express my most sincere condolennces and regret that I will be unable to atend today's service for your father and grandfather. My thoughts are most definitely with you at this time and I hope that your gathering together will give you comfort as well as an opportunity to remember a man of an age that is passing. Tresaure all your memories, laugh and cry and honour a great man! Sincerely, Maurice - Posted by: Maurice Larson (cousin) on: May 28, 2015
I send the Ullberg family my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories you have of your Dad bring you comfort during this difficult time. - Posted by: Gisele Remillard (Sister-in-law/friend of Marc and Caroline) on: May 27, 2015
My uncle was awesome and always made me laugh. The Ullberg kids "ten Es" were very close so we visited him often. We always had fun in Erickson with Uncle. He always opened his house to everyone. I will not be able to make it to the funeral but am sending my love to the family. - Posted by: Hansine Ullberg Kostelecky (Niece) on: May 24, 2015
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