March 17, 1936 – July 26, 2020
March 17, 1936 - July 26, 2020
It is with great sadness and precious memories the family of Ernie Lidgett say goodbye to him. He passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020 in the arms of his loving wife of 59 years, Donna. Ernie fought a brave battle with bone cancer. God saw him getting tired and took him home to Heaven. He loved his family and was always there for them.
Ernie enjoyed golfing at Pipestone Links with his special friends and having lunch at the Wetaskiwin Legion. He was a regular cribbage player at SEESA where he enjoyed the comradery of many friends. Every Thursday Ernie joined other ATCO retirees for coffee at McDonalds. Ernie and Donna loved to travel. They went to England, Maui and across Canada to visit relatives on several occasions.
The last trip Ernie and Donna took was in June 2019 to visit their son Rob and Alana, who planned a special holiday for them. They stayed at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort, visited Parksville and enjoyed numerous activities. Rob arranged a fishing trip and Ernie caught the biggest fish, which made his day very special.
After retirement he got a job driving heavy duty trucks across Canada and the USA. He loved to tell stories about his adventures. He drove a special heavy equipped truck from Toronto to a port in Miami, destined for Russia.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Donna; sons David, Daniel and Robert (Alana); grandsons James (Lisa), Nicholas; granddaughter Amanda; great granddaughters Xana and Kayda; sister Rose; nieces Sherrie (Ray), Debbie (Doug) and Patti (Gord); aunt Myrtle; cousins, friends and neighbours. Ernie is predeceased by his parents Albert and Marion; brother Ted; and brother-in-law Jim. Due to COVID-19 a memorial service will be held at a later date at Hainstock’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to STARS or a charity of your choice.
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July 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God's promises be a source of help and comfort. Ernie has been my friend as well as my cousin.
I remember well our work on the Lidgett family history book in particular, but I have also enjoyed the time we spent together at reunions and other family events. Ernie's life was well lived.
Christ is the resurrection and the life. (john 11:25)