We Remember

Almond, Ernie

April 15, 1931 — October 16, 2012

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of this exceptional man, our dad and loving husband on the evening of October 16, 2012. He was surrounded by his wife Georgiena , his children Gay, Lisa, Daniel and Jeneviene, his grandson Jeff Fisher as well as his sisters and brothers in-law, Dorothy & Ken Tipper, Stella & Eugene Knorr and Tina Burian.


Ernie was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on April 15th, 1931, to Ruby & Joseph Almond. He was the seventh of twelve children. He is survived by his wife Georgiena, his son Daniel, his daughters Gay (Bob), Lisa, Jeneviene (Darryl) and his grandchildren Jeff, Adam, Michael, Jade & Austin, sisters Dorothy (Ken), Tini (Al), Stella (Eugene), Betty (Les) and brothers Edward (Joy), Wesley (Cheryl), as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter Launie & son-in-law Bob Fisher, sisters Agnes & Louise and brothers Joseph, Fred and David, and his parents Ruby & Joseph Almond.


He was our super hero, father and friend. When anything needed to be taken care of, or fixed he was the man for the job. He was an extremely hard worker and was never far from a tool to fix something. He was a farmer, rig worker, bridge builder, carpenter, gardener, horseman and all around great guy!

Dad’s career in Kelowna with Riverside Forest Products spanned 37 enjoyable years where he made lifelong friendships that carried into his retirement years. He loved to be outdoors camping, gardening, boating and going for long walks with his beloved dogs, kids and grandchildren. In his early years he would travel around Alberta to dances, singing and playing guitar and violin with his brothers David & Fred. He was our “Elvis”. He loved animals and his home became a sanctuary for all the animals his kids would bring to him “to take care of JUST for a WHILE” which never left his farm! He loved going for coffee with his siblings, friends and kids.


He was loved by many and touched many hearts. He was the sweetest man you could ever know. Dad always put everyone he loved ahead of himself. He would always say “I’m fine don’t worry about me. I’m okay” even when he was fighting to stay alive. Dad loved every moment he spent with his family and that included events like going on dump runs. He was so appreciative of life and valued and enjoyed even the simplest things and made every day special for us.


We love you dad and you will always be in our hearts. We miss you so much.


There will be viewing times Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, October 22nd, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at KGH in memory of Ernie Almond. There will be a live webcam of the service available at 1:00 p.m. on Monday October 22nd, 2012. It can be accessed by going to http://www. ustream.tv/channel/springfield-funeral-home


Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m and Monday, October 22nd, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 p.m

Springfield Funeral Home

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