Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors

4005 Sixth Ave, Port Alberni, BC


Ernest Edward Hahn

July 10, 1939July 9, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Ernie announce his sudden passing on July 9, 2020 at Echo Village. Ernie was born July 10, 1939 in Melville Saskatchewan to George and Eleanora Hahn. He was one of 13 siblings that was raised in and around the Melville area.

Ernie is predeceased by his wife Edna, father George, mother Eleanora, stepmother Pauline and numerous siblings.

He left Melville in 1956 with a cousin to travel to the west coast looking for a better life. He ended up in Vancouver for a short time working for Dairyland. One Christmas season with family on Vancouver Island saw him move to Port Alberni where he became an employee for MacMillan Bloedel Somass of 42 years. It was while living in Port Alberni that he met and married the love of his life Edna Suelzle in December of 1957.

Ernie enjoyed life to the fullest, he perfected his fishing skills on both the east coast and the Alberni Inlet. Ernie and Edna spent many seasons camping and fishing from China Creek Marina. He had a workshop that many men envied and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. Ernie and Edna loved to travel, visiting Europe, The Orient, Caribbean, Hawaii and finding Cuba to be their favorite spot. Ernie is survived by his daughter Nancy (Terry), son Glen (Lisa), as well as 2 grand daughters and a great-grandson, brothers and sisters as well as multiple nephews and nieces.

A private family service will be held, and a memorial service will take place later once the COVID restrictions are lifted.

All donations can be gratefully made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.


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Ernest Edward Hahn

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Leslie Finch

July 19, 2020

My favorite times when we young is summer large family gatherings in Melville. Uncle Ernie would drive all the way from BC with Auntie Edna, Nancy and Glen, and park the camper at the farm. He was always smiling and so happy to see all the family and loved talking with the young people. We will miss you dearly.

Leslie, Bary, Amanda,Haley Finch

Leesa Sylvestre

July 17, 2020

Thank you Uncle Ernie for the fun times, visits and the family memories. We will miss you and your neverending smile.
God Bless You.
All Our Love,
Leesa, Greg, Jenna, Nicole