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ERNEST (ERNIE) RUBY Obituary pic


Born: Jan 29, 1941

Date of Passing: Jul 06, 2020

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January 29, 1941 - July 6, 2020

After a valiant struggle with multiple myeloma, Ernie passed away at Grace Hospice.
He is survived by his loving wife Pam, and his sons, Jason and Leanne (Joshua, Benjamin), and Brent and Heather (Carter). Also surviving him are Pam's daughters, Sherrill Dallmann (Jeffrey, Michelle, Alanna, Nicholas), Kristy Nanton and Joe (Alexander, Kyle), and Shannon Stefanson and Grant (Jilian, Reyna, Natalie). He was predeceased by his first wife Pat, his brother Richard, and his parents, Harry and Annie.
He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and was employed by Federal Grain, Victoria General Hospital and eventually Manitoba Hydro. Ernie coached and managed both of his sons with their sports. He had a great interest in cars since he was a teenager and owned many vehicles throughout his lifetime. He was a fan of the Jets and the Blue Bombers. He supported many charities and was very kind, generous, thoughtful and considerate. Ernie and Pam enjoyed holidays in Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and North Carolina. The best vacations for them were when they were with family or friends.
Sincere thanks to Dr. W. Poon, Dr. R. Kotb and Dr. D. Hartley as well as Riverview Health Centre (Salina and Toni), Grace Hospice, home care, palliative home care and especially to Shannon Stefanson for being by his side throughout his long journey.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a family celebration at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Grace Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Those who love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard but always near,
still loved and missed and very dear.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Pam, Brent & Jason: we were very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was one of the genuinely nice guys. We have fond memories of the community club hockey days and tournament trips. Ernie was a large part of that and he was always a pleasure to be around. We hope you can take comfort in knowing that he is beyond suffering and at peace. Carol & Wayne Guicheret - Posted by: Carol & Wayne Guicheret (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • Pam, Jason & Brent..So very, very sorry to hear about Your beloved Husband/Father passing away..Ernie was one of the real good guys..Always respectful of everyone..Always ready with a smile and a wonderful sense of humour..He Will be missed by all who knew him..Please take care guys and take solace in the fact That Ernie is no longer in pain from this insidious disease called Multiple Myeloma.. You will be together again somewhere out there one day, I am sure... - Posted by: Don & Barb Feakes (Friends) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • Auntie Pam, We send our love from all of your American family to you and your family. We had the pleasure of being with you and Ernie for different occasions here in North Carolina. So sorry for your loss and sending love and hugs to you during this difficult time. We love you so much. - Posted by: Lori and Darrell Walthall (Pam's neice and her husband) on: Jul 14, 2020

  • My sincere condolences. My husband and I were very close friends with Ernie as teenagers and young adults. We all grew up in the West End. We shared a lot of laughs, socializing and antics. - Posted by: Bettie Tackaberry (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • To Pam and Family Arlene and I were very saddened to learn of Ernie’s passing. We were hoping for some sort of miracle to occur, but that was not to be. His pain is finally over and he is at peace now. I knew Ernie years ago from seeing him in the halls of Sargent Park School in 1956. He was very popular and well liked amongst the students and teachers. Pam, meeting him again in 2001 and enjoying some good times with both you and Ernie was always a pleasure for us. Your old friends Bill & Arlene Gray - Posted by: William & Arlene Gray (Friends ) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • Pam, Mavis and I were saddened to learn of Ernie's passing. It was rather ironical that after working at Manitoba Hydro for many years, that we would reconnect at Dovercourt. I always enjoyed my chats with Ernie, especially when walking with him at the Reh-Fit. He had a wide-ranging perspective and there was never a dull moment in our conversations. You are to be commended for being there for Ernie while he suffered with his difficult and painful illness. There are heroes in our everyday lives and you are certainly one of them. Mavis joins me in wishing you the strength to cope with the difficult days ahead. Will - Posted by: Will Tishinski (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • Our love to Pam and the family. Ernie was a most generous man, and we were so fortunate to have them visit us in Victoria a number of times, until his illness. At peace at last, dear brother-in-law. - Posted by: Judith Hodgson (Sister in law) on: Jul 11, 2020

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