SandersonErnestJust after his 92nd birthday, Ernie Sanderson passed away peacefully in Palliative Care at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Ernie leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Virginia (Brady) and is predeceased by his sister, E. Kathleen (Stillway). He will be cherished as a loving father to Peter (Chantal) and Patricia (Wayne) and as grandfather of Heather, Kyle and Callie. He will be remembered fondly by many friends at St. Peter’s Anglican Church and especially by the Monday morning Buttermilk Boys where he was an active member. Ernie was born in Montreal to Henry T.E. Sanderson and Lillian Alguire and was raised tenderly by his grandparents, Henry E. Sanderson and Josephine Teresa Beck. His marriage to Virginia in 1953 brought them to their first home in Two Mountains then several years later to St. Eustache. After a lengthy career of 39 years at General Motors Truck Centre in Montreal, Ernie and Virginia retired to Cobourg where they have enjoyed a very tranquil and peaceful 20 years with many close friends. A recent move to Rosewood Estates enabled Ernie to enjoy his last few months immensely. Visitation will be held at St. Peter’s Anglian Church, 240 College St., Cobourg on Friday July 4th from 2pm – 4pm. Service at St.Peter’s on Saturday July 5th at 11am, followed by lunch in the church hall. Many thanks to the staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital whose determination and strength enabled Ernie to be at home for the last four weeks under Palliative Home Care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Peter’s Church or Northumberland Hills Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Condolences received at

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