Ernie Passed away peacefully on Friday August 17, 2018 at the age of 90, at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, AB. He was born February 5th, 1928 in Earl Gray, Saskatchewan to George and Barbara Rein. Growing up on the farm in Snowden, the second oldest of 12, he learned the importance of family and hard work. Ernie Married Bernice McCrea on September 28, 1956. Ernie and Bernice began their life together in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1957 they welcomed a daughter Colleen, a son Terry in 1959 and daughter Debra in 1961. In 1968 another son Leslie, would complete their family. Ernie was ambitious and driven, over the next 30 years Ernie worked hard to support his family. His working career included, driving truck, hauling trailers, fixing mobile home furnaces, and finally setting up camp trailers for the oilfield. He even fit in farming for a few summers! When he wasn’t working, he was traveling, camping, playing cards and square dancing. But most important he loved his time spent with his family. Ernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Bernice (McCrea), son Terry (Marion) their children Samantha & Steven, Audrey (Juan), daughter Debra (Kevin) her 3 children Eric (Chantelle), Mark (Jody) & Harley, Son Leslie (Dana) his 2 children James & Sophia. Their Daughter Colleen (pre-deceased in 2005) her 2 children Amber (Peter) Vleeming, & Ashley (Forrest) Ferguson. Great Grandchildren, Emma, Austin, Maddie, Maverick, Memphis, Stella, Taylor, Olivia & Noah.
Celebration of life to be held at Connelly McKinley Sherwood Park-Millwoods Chapel 4820 Meridian St NW Edmonton Friday August 24, 2018 at 2:00pm