We Remember

DONNELLY, Ernest Brooks

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Ernie passed away at the age of 99 years in Vernon, British Columbia on August 12, 2015. Ernie was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan on September 6, 1915. He is predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Gwen, his second wife of 16 years, Marie, his two brothers, Albert and Edward.

Ernie was a Radar Technician in the RCAF during WWII, and then went to work for the Frigidaire Company, until in his 60’s he became a Realtor for Royal Lepage Realty.

Ernie and his wife Gwen moved to Kelowna in 1952 where they both enjoyed Golfing, Curling and playing Bridge. He was also a member of the Kelowna Legion and the ACT (Associated Canadian Travellers).

Ernie is survived by his sister Dorothy, daughters Cheryl and Roma, grandsons Rick and Gordon. Also three great granddaughters, Rick’s daughters Trinity and Steffany and Gordon’s daughter Amelia.

The family request in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Ernie’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

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Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9




  • Shannon Bews Croft says:

    Cheryl, Roma and Family – just to let you know that I am thinking of you at this sad time. Your Dad was always kind to me when I spent time aat your house – I have lots of memories of being there. Shannon

  • Elena (Campbell) Garrison says:

    Dear Cheryl & Roma, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Just this past Tuesday Marina, Daryl & Shannon joined me on Knox Cresent & Water Street to tour our old neighbourhood and we stopped in front of your house to reminice….. what fun times we had! Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers, Love & Hugs, Elena Campbell

  • Myrna and Len Griffin says:

    My memories of Uncle Ernie go back about 60+ years, beginning with a doll carriage I received from them prior to their move to Kelowna. Over the years, they made many visits back to the farm in Indian Head where Aunt Gwen grew up (as did I) and more recently, visits in Kelowna and Vernon as well as phone calls. Uncle Ernie’s voice was the one thing that never changed over the years. I will always remember it. We will all miss him very much. Cheryl, Roma and families, we are thinking of you, and know that you will treasure your own memories forever. Love Myrna and Len.

  • Loni Krebs says:

    Roma and Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I have such great, fun memories of him. He was always smiling and happy and made me laugh. Everytime I think of him a smile comes to my face. Loni & Chris Krebs

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