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ERNEST (ERNIE) PATRICK KOTERLA Obituary pic

ERNEST (ERNIE) PATRICK KOTERLA

Born: Mar 17, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 24, 2020

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ERNEST (ERNIE) PATRICK KOTERLA
March 17, 1935 - January 24, 2020

Ernie will be greatly missed by all, namely his wife Helen Koterla; daughters, Tracey DeVisser (Darren), Tammy Anderson (Donald); grandchildren, Joel Schillaci, Kyle Schillaci (Alyssa) and Jessica Schillaci (Jake) and his great-granddaughter Rylee Schillaci.
Calm and peaceful he is sleeping, he is not gone. He's playing his violin (his passion) for all the angels.
Ernie was a very loving, caring, giving person to all.
When you think of him, don't think with tears; only smiles and laughter. When you see butterflies, dream of him or hear his music; know that he is watching over you.
As per his wishes, there will be no service. His wish was to be cremated.
Any donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear your loss Helen and family, Ernie always had a big smile on his face, and his laughter..liked a good joke. Music was his passion. May he play a tune for them up above.. Deepest sympathy Karen Leochko & family - Posted by: karen leochko (cousin) on: Feb 19, 2020

  • Hi Helen and family; I'm sending you my condolences in regards to Ernie's passing. I have nice memories of playing along on either guitar or drums with Ernie and Orest. This was many years ago, at the farm. Paul Pododworny - Posted by: Paul Pododworny (Friend ) on: Feb 17, 2020

  • Tracy, sad to hear of your dad's passing. Please extend our sympathies to your family. - Posted by: Judy and Stan Kucera (Great Aunt and Uncle (to Joel, Kyle and Jessica)) on: Feb 01, 2020

  • Our sympathy is with the family. We remember Ernie working for years at the RM of St. Clements and at one time ran for council there. Also we never forget him for his polka albums, which you can still view on u-tube. - Posted by: Darlene Marsch and Susan Baker (nee Kosowicz Family) (Cousins) on: Feb 01, 2020

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