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Born: Apr 22, 1926

Date of Passing: Nov 22, 2004

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ERNIE UNRUH Peacefully on November 22, 2004, Ernie passed away at Concordia Hospital at the age of 78 years. Ernie is survived by his wife Sylvia (nee Benoit) sons, David (Robyn), Don, Daryl, Dwane (Helen) daughters, Jo-Ann (Henny) and Caryl (Gary) grandchildren, Christina, Michael, Tamara, Chantal, Janel and Isabella; brothers Erwin (Jean), Warner, Vic (Kay) and Rob (Janice) sisters Ilsa (Henry), Margaret (Don), Irma and Melita; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father David and mother Olga; step-mother Agatha, brother Herb and two other brothers who passed away in their early years. Ernie was born April 22, 1926 in Lucky Lake, SK. He spent 23 years in Saskatchewan as teacher/politian/businessman. In 1958 he ran as the Liberal Candidate against John Diefenbaker in the Prince Albert Constituency. His career included teaching at First Nation Schools and in Prince Albert and Stony Mountain Penitentiaries. Ernie moved to Winnipeg in 1967 with his family. In 1971, he joined the Winnipeg School Division and was Vice Principal and Principal of Isaac Newton, Aberdeen, Sisler and Churchill Schools. After retirement from teaching in 1989, he worked for Henderson Hail Insurance and Worlds Finest Chocolates. Ernie was a great family man and he especially loved all children. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Hospital for all their care. Special thanks to Dr. Abdulrehman. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 264 Donwood Dr. with Rev. Fr. Wenceslao Rebillaco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernies memory to the Canadian Diabetes Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 25, 2004

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I have very fond memories of this warm, kind-hearted, jovial, teddy bear of a man when I was a student at Aberdeen. He was fair-minded and treated everyone the same way... with respect. And we all loved him. He touched a great many people and I will always remember him with a smile. Condolences to his family. They must miss him so. - Posted by: Cindy Jean Carter (Student) on: Nov 05, 2014

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