Passed away on June 17, 2020
At 11 p.m. on June 17, 2020, our beloved husband and father gave up his spirit to join his loving mother Martha Earnshaw in eternal life. Our hearts are sad but grateful for the many years we had the gift of our husband and dad, who lived and shared wisdom, kindness, and character that will be forever remembered and missed. We are all better for having Brian guide us, protect us, and nurture us.
Brian is remembered and survived by Gerry, his wife of 61 years; his children: Kevyn, Shelley Havirko (Ernie), Brad, Darryn (Valerie), Norberto "John"; grandchildren: Amanda (Riley), Brittney (Jordan), Ryan (Nicole), Kayla (Cory), Taylor, Megan (Ben); eight great-grandchildren and his little dog and constant companion Buttons.
At his request, he will be cremated and be taken to a special place in the Kootenay Mountains at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, a charity that Brian spoke of with fondness for the help given to him and his mother earlier on in life.
May our loving Dad rest in eternal peace, free of illness, and with a legacy of kindness, patience, compassion, and selflessness. We love Brian, Dad, grandpa and friend to many, and commend him to the loving and welcoming arms of God.
- The Salvation Army
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June 29, 2020
It has been many many years since I last saw “Mr.Ernest”. I was much younger, and back then that is how we would address our elders.
Your Dad reminded me at times of my own Dad.... very kind, funny, easy to talk to , and a true gentleman.
I know your hearts are breaking right now. When you lose a Dad you lose one of the strongest people you have ever known and loved.
In time may your memories comfort you, and may your tears be replaced with a smile when you think of your beloved Dad.
Rose (Lacroix) Kieser and Family.
June 27, 2020
Brian was my wife's cousin, we had several very good visits with him and family, but not for many years now. I have many photos ,but not in digital format. He and family were and are great people, he will be missed. Harv
June 22, 2020
My grandpa was just the best man. I have such wonderful memories of him....the man who convinced me when I was little that grandpa knows everything, who used to rub my little feet in the truck when we drove out to the campground while playing "the Amanda song" by Waylon Jennings on the stereo, who used to get up early to take us blueberry picking for our pancakes, who always asked me how my car was running once I was old enough to own one (right up until the second last time I saw him, he asked me this every single time), who could chat with anyone, and often did, who would give the shirt off his back and wouldn't hesitate to help someone he loved. I'm so thankful my kids got to know such a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Sharon and Earle Nault
June 22, 2020
Sharon and Gerry attended school together and about the same time that Gerry and Brian married, Sharon and I did so as well. While we did not see them on a regular basis, we enjoyed their company at the McDonalds in Stony Plain fairly often. We offer our condolences as well to all the family! May God give you the blessings of knowing what great people they were and are.
Bob and Bernie Witt
June 21, 2020
We were fortunate to know Brian,he was a great conversationalist.Never a dull moment when he was around.Always enjoyed his company .He fatherd our wonderful son-in-law Darryn .May he Rest In Peace .God bless his family and keep them safe
June 21, 2020
Earl and Karen, our deepest condolences and sorrow to the entire Ernest Family.
I had the pleasure of working with Brian for 35 years!
It was a good time especially in the first 20 years. Them the format changed with in Transit. I was fortunate to work with a guy who always looked for better ways of doing things, some were hilarious and others not so. Many fond memories 😂😀😅
It was a great Time. Ending TOOO sooon !! 🙏🙏🙏
RIP, my long time Buddy!! 😢😣😥😥
Earl and Karen
Todd and Lisa Borowitz
June 20, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the entire Ernest Family.
Todd and I had so many great laughs camping in Cold Lake with Brian and Gerry and Darren and Val.
It was always a competition between Father and Son on who had the biggest trailer or truck or whatever they were bugging each other about. It was always so funny and entertaining.
Regardless we could also see the strong love and friendship between Father and Son.
Darryn you were so fortunate to have such an amazing Father, friend and mentor.
You made so many great memories with your Dad, relish them now and always.
We love you and Val very much!
Lisa and Todd