Passed away at the Hanover Care Centre on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Genevieve. Dear father of Heather Leith, Robert Hawman, Ruthann Hartman, and Judy Palmateer. Proud grandfather of Greg and Wendy Splan; Christine and Darrin Tenbusch; Terry and Krsytena Hartman; and Louis and Stacie Hartman. Great grandfather of Morgan, Darrin, Russell, Luke, Joe, Marissa, Kate, and Lane. Remembered by his nieces and nephew. Predeceased by his brother David and sister Margaret. Ernie was a WWII veteran R.C.N.R., he retired from the Lambton Generating Station, is a member of Tuscan Lodge #437 A.F. & A.M., the Lambton Shrine Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62. At Ernie’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 1 o’clock. Interment will take place at Trinity United Cemetery, Collingwood. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Huron House Boys Home would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).