Baxter - editedPassed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, August 3, 2014 in his 88th year. Loving father of Maureen Baxter of St. Thomas, Karen Norley (Wayne) of London and John Baxter (Gloria) of St.Thomas. Proud grandfather of Tara Norley-Gagliardi (Stephen) of Stratford and Amanda Norley of London; and great-grampy to Madilyn Mickle. Born in Bell Ewart, Ontario, and formerly of Barrie, Ernie enlisted at the age of 18 in the army, serving his country proudly for 30 years in the 1st Battalion RCR. Ernie then worked as a Sheriff’s Officer, in London, for another 18 years. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the RCR service and funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Darrell Shaule officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Special thanks to all the staff at Parkwood Hospital, 4th floor Veterans Wing, for all of their kindness and care. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ernie are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Regiment Association. Online condolences may be made at

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