JOHANNES, Ernest Herbert

April 10, 1932 – January 29, 2016

Ernest “Ernie” Johannes, at the age of 83,passed away peacefully at Northcrest Care Centre in Delta. Ernie is survived by his wife Lynne; four children: Ron (Yvonne), Cindy Bestward, Steve (Donna) and Lisa Bisschop (Dave). Dearly loved by his six grandchildren: Angela, Nathan, Sheldon, Zachary, Mackenzie and Jaxson. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved sister, Mae Smith and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and Herb Johannes; brothers Earl, Ross and Herb. Ernie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His early years were spent in Dugald, MB, coming West in 1948, to settle with his family in Langley, B.C. He graduated from Langley High, Class of ’52, where he had been active in sports. He was also involved with 4-H, swine and sheep clubs. A mechanic by trade, he operated Ernie’s Capital Car Care in Fort Langley, 1983 – 1996. Two of his favourite pastimes were cooking and flower gardening – he took particular pride in his dahlias. He also enjoyed the outdoors – hunting, camping and fishing, as well as commercial gillnetting for a time. Ernie will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and humour. He was a quiet and hard-working man. In honouring Ernie’s wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC – #300 – 16850 66 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 5M1 / Kidney Foundation of Canada, #200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 or charity of your choice. Rest peacefully Gramps, we miss you.

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