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Ernest Ellsworth

Ernest Ellsworth

Born: April 20th, 1928

Passed on: July 16th, 2017

With treasured memories and hearts full of sadness, the family of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Ellsworth announce his passing on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro in his 89th year.
Born in New Haven, Cape Breton on April 20, 1928 to George and Lucy (Petrie) Ellsworth. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Ernest spent most of his life as a resident of Shubenacadie moving from Cape Breton in 1954 to accept a position with National Gypsum Canada Ltd., Milford Station where he was employed as a stockroom clerk for 27 years. He then left to accept a position with Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel, retiring in 1993. He was a long time member of the Shubenacadie Lions Club and in his younger years coached minor hockey. He enjoyed watching sports especially the Pittsburgh Penguins/Sidney Crosby and the Toronto Blue Jays. Dad was a softball player playing the outfield in his younger days and curled at the Brookfield Curling Club.
He will be sadly missed by daughters, Georgina Ellsworth, Glenda (Robert) Conley, Helen ‘Bunnie’ Gaudet; sons, Dale (Cathy) Ellsworth and Kevin Ellsworth; grandchildren, Kelly (Alan) MacLeod, Robbie Conley, Tony Gaudet Jr. (Keisha), Natalie (Felix) Dunn, Julie, Mitchell and Kaitlyn Ellsworth; great-grandson, Jack MacLeod; nieces, Darlene and Joyce, and nephews, Calvin and Derek,
He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Greta (Ingraham), and brother, Stuart Ellsworth.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, from where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiating. A reception will be held in the funeral home hospitality area following the service. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Mill Village.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Ground Search and Rescue or a charity of choice.
Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Ernie may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.
Dad will be remembered as an avid outdoor enthusiast whose passion for fishing and hunting brought much joy into his life and formed many long-lasting friendships leaving him fond memories, especially summers spent at Lake Ainslie and the comradery he enjoyed with his two sons and friends at the “camp”, the deer and moose hunting expeditions and all the fishing trips where “the big one” sometimes got away. We will forever remember Dad as a kind soul with a terrific sense of humor and amazing wit.



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