Patten Funeral Home

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Ernest Matthew Jewells

July 24, 1946July 1, 2019

It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ernest “Ernie” Jewells on Monday, July 1, 2019 at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Donkin on July 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Anne Jewells.

Da spent his years living in Donkin and working in the construction and fishing industries. He was a member of the Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 1115. Da was a kind and gentle soul who loved to laugh, sing and spend time “up the country” fishing and hunting with his many friends. But Da’s biggest love was for his family and his dog Baby. He never failed to say or show how much he loved us.

Left to mourn are his children, Tracey (Jerry), Ernie (Lisa) and Tricia (George); grandchildren Ernie (Shirley), Matthew, Evan and Jorja and great granddaughter Sadie. He will also be missed by sisters Mildred (Ron) and Mary. Besides his parents, Da was predeceased by our mother, Ruby, his sister, Erna Florence “Sissy” and brother Billy.

We would like to extend our thanks to the staff at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Da always spoke highly of the doctors, nurses, housekeeping and food service staff and the security guards. Your care and compassion will be forever in our hearts. We also want to extend our deepest gratitude to Aunt Mildred, Ron and Aunt Mary for always being there for Da.

In keeping with Da’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, July 8, 2pm in St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetry, Port Caledonia. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.


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Ernest Matthew Jewells

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Janis Brann

July 9, 2019

Tracey ,Tricia, Ernie and families,
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. Although I've only seen him a few times in recent years, I have very fond memories of he and Ruby. May it give you comfort and peace that they are together again forever. Thinking of you all.

Brad Green

July 7, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Ernie was such a nice man, he always made me smile. Here’s A little story: A few years before we were married, Charlene and I were at a wedding reception at the legion in L’Ardoise. Standing off to the side was a man I’d known all my life, so I went up said hi and shook his hand. Ernie didn’t know anyone there, so I brought him back to our table, he met Charlene and a few other of her family members. He spent some time, had a dance with Charlene and had a good time. He left with a smile and gave me a great memory. Rest easy Ernie.

Donald Mac Leod

July 6, 2019

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Ernie. May good memories help you through this difficult time. Best wishes to all family members.

Donald Mac Leod

Robert and Vivian MacIsaac/Arbuckle

July 6, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. He was a true gentleman.

Brenda Forward

July 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. I am sure Ruby is waiting with open arms.

Robert Hill

July 4, 2019

Wanted to send my condolences and prayers to the Jewells family for there loss from myself and my family