Ernest, never Ernie, entered eternal life on Friday, October 14, 2016 after succumbing to injuries sustained from a tragic accident that occurred only two days before. He died gently and peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital with his family by his side. Ernest was born in Matjasevci, Slovenia and spent much of his childhood outside, exploring, climbing, creating, improvising - activities and qualities that he never abandoned and that never diminished. Ernest was, fearless, curious, engaged, creative, energetic, loving, mischievous, and generous. He was nature's friend and admirer, a builder, baker, helper, traveler, hiker, and chef. He was one-of-a-kind. Ernest is survived by his wife Stefka, his daughter Veo and her partner Jewel, his son David and his wife Kerri, and by his most cherished grandchildren Anthony, Maxwell, and Jacob - these boys were his legacy, his kingdom, his heart, his breath. Special thanks to the staff at Lions Gate Hospital Emergency and Intensive Care Unit - everyone (truly, everyone) was professional, compassionate and responsive to the needs of both Ernest and the family. Funeral mass Wednesday October 19th at 1:30 PM at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in West Vancouver.
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