Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Dec 04, 1949

Date of Passing: May 08, 2020

Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

December 4, 1949 - May 8, 2020

Ernie Lacuna, husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the age of 70, with family at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dionesia (nee Montalban); his children, Leo (Lina), Ernest, Lisa (Phil); and his grandchildren, Logan, Caleigh and Marcus; his siblings in the Philippines: Herminia (Francisco d.) in Quezon City, Zenaida (Virgilio d.) in Caloocan City, Jose 'Che' (Jing) in Quezon City, Arsenio (Melba) in Manila, Nestor (d.), Leonida (Armando) in Batangas, and Leopoldo 'Jun' Jr. (Pamela) in Nueva Ecija; nieces, nephews and friends.
Born in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, Ernie moved to Canada at age 25, married his wife, Dion, and began his career in the hotel industry at the Holiday Inn Downtown. He was very proud of the 35 years he dedicated to the hospitality industry in Winnipeg. He loved food and cooking, watching sports, and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He will be missed by his family, friends, and those who knew him.
He wished to express his love and gratitude to his family, his siblings and relatives, his sister-in-law, Lilia, and her friends, and to all of our friends for their support and prayers; to Francisco Damota for his inspiration and mentorship, to his colleagues, Holiday Inn Downtown, Lombard Hotel (Westin), Hotel Fort Garry, and the Winnipeg Convention Centre for the opportunity to work with their A teams. Thank you to Fr. Parrenas, Fr. Gurr, Fr. Arsenault and Fr. Angeles; Dr. Mayba and Manitoba Clinic, Dr. Goldenberg and St. Boniface Hospital, Palliative Care coordinator Erin Mattson, nurse Carol, and all the nurses and home care workers, and to the doctors and nurses at Riverview Health Centre.
At Ernie's request, cremation has taken place. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Cathedral, followed by entombment at Living Waters Columbarium. A Memorial Mass for family and friends to attend may be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Cathedral, Winnipeg, and CancerCare Mantioba.

For online condolences or to light
a memorial candle please log on to

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Dion and family, Our deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. Ernest is truly a great man and we have our outmost respect to him. Our prayers are with you. RIP Ernest. - Posted by: Dante and Arcie Amigo (Friends) on: Oct 12, 2020

  • So sorry for the loss to your family. Ernie was a truly a great man and taught me so much about the hospitality industry. I won't be where I am today with out his help and all he taught me. - Posted by: Ken Eng (Co-worker) on: Aug 05, 2020

  • My sincere condolences Tita Dion and Ernest. Sending my love and prayers to you all during this time. - Posted by: Lester Espiritu (Church friend of Dion and Ernest) on: May 30, 2020

  • Sorry, Dion and family, for your loss. - Posted by: Hilda F Toews (friend of wife, Dion) on: May 29, 2020

  • Dear Dionesia & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences from Cleofe, Christine, Lou & Zachery - Posted by: Cleofe Dino (friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • Dear Dion & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love & prayers, Fidel & Relly - Posted by: Fidel & Relly Araneta (Friends) on: May 16, 2020

Mosaic Funeral Cremation & Cemetery Services

Mosaic Funeral Cremation & Cemetery Services

1839 Inkster Blvd. (Map)
Ph: 2042755555 | Visit Website

❮ Go Back to Listings