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Ernest Melvin Everett

August 17, 1930April 29, 2020
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It is with heartfelt sadness, that the family of Ernest Everett, announces his passing on April 29, 2020. He passed away peacefully, at the age of 89, at the Veteran’s Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia.

Born in Digby and formally a resident of Seabrook, Digby County CWO Everett (Retired) was a 30-year member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a Korean War Veteran. He was a member of Grace United Church, Digby, Nova Scotia. Ernie loved nature, birds, gardening, woodworking, reading and helping others, especially his family. He was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Lightfoot) Everett.

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, J. Marie (Ryan) Everett. Loving father to daughter‘s Martha (Paul) Ritchie of Tillsonburg, Ontario, and Brenda (Brian) McPherson of Chestermere, Alberta. Half-sister, Linda (Wayne) James of Moncton, New Brunswick. Grandchildren, Jason Ritchie of Tillsonburg, Ontario; Allison (Drew) Copeland of Tillsonburg, Ontario and Bryce McPherson of Chestermere, Alberta. Great granddaughter, Aria Copeland of Tillsonburg, Ontario; Extended family, brother-in-law John (Betty) Ryan of Digby, Nova Scotia; sister-in-law Janet Ryan of Digby, Nova Scotia; sister-in-law Jean (Tom) Amirault of Digby, Nova Scotia; brother-in-law Patrick (Colleen) Ryan of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia nieces and nephews, Vicky, Billy, Reni, Creg, Shawn, Jody, Jeanne, Tom, Sarah, Keith, Heather, Debbie, Trudy, Laura, Kaitie, Liam, Leslie and Lori. Pre-deceased by brothers, Digby, Victor, Murray, Chester and brothers-in-law, Keith and Lovett Ryan.

The family extends special thanks to the entire dedicated team at the Veteran’s Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, who enriched his final years with outstanding care and support. Ernie was kind, hardworking, and an ever-optimistic soul. He will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne’s Funeral home, Digby. Private interment at Fairview Cemetery, Digby, Nova Scotia, to be scheduled later. Donations in memory, can be made to Grace United Church, Digby, Nova Scotia, the Veterans Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com


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Ernest Melvin Everett

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Laurie Raymond Everett

May 21, 2020

Found this photo of Ernest in our photo collection.
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Anne MacLeod

May 19, 2020

Dear Brenda, Martha & Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. You were so blessed to have such a wonderful father. Your loss is tremendous but so is the love he left behind.

Much love,
Kenny & Anne
Glace Bay, NS

Eleanor Gidney

May 11, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. He was a wonderful person and a valued member of our church group. He was our #1 dishwasher at the many events at church and we shared a lot of laughs. My sincere condolences to his family.
RIP Ernie

Lisa Ritchie

May 10, 2020

Martha & family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Cherish your memories. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy,
John, Lisa, & boys

Marilyn Wright

May 8, 2020

Sincere condolences to the family of this most kind, generous, "gentle" man. Seeing the family tribute, Ernie was obviously a family man caring for his daughters and grandchildren...and a proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.
I only knew him since our 5 church congregations joined at Grace United Church Digby. Ernie was always keen to be part of our church family. He was the first one in the kitchen washing dishes after our social gatherings..he and I had some great chats at those times! He will be missed.

Elaine Everett -Williams

May 8, 2020

Sincere condolences to Ernest's family. May all of your wonderful memories keep him close to your hearts and give you peace and joy when you think of him.
Deepest sympathy from Laurie Raymond Everett and family.❤

Christine Hutchins

May 7, 2020

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Martha and Brenda for the loss of their father. We had a lovely visit with Ernie last summer at Soldiers Memorial.
Rest In Peace Ernie ❤️

Eric & Linda Cox

May 7, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. We will miss visiting at the VMW of Middleton Hospital. Ernie was proud of his plants & couldn't wait to start this years planting. Always asked us how Grace United Church was doing. We will miss you Ernie. May God bless you.

Karen Cleveland

May 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Ernie’s family — I have many wonderful memories of chats with Ernie over the dirty dishes at church suppers. “I’ll wash until my back gives out” ❤️ Marie and Ernie are woven into the tapestry of history of our church family and will always be remembered with smiles. Although we can not be together to honour this gentle man please know that we are with you in our hearts.

june trimper

May 7, 2020

We are sorry to learn of Ernie's passing. He was a true gentleman , in every sense of the word, always appreciative of everything and everyone. He was so positive about his surroundings and care at the Veterans' Unit, happy to show off his plants and pictures.

June & Wendell Trimper


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