Erny (aka Buck the name given to him by his grandson) was born in Victoria, BC.
He moved to Vancouver where he went to school and UBC where he became an engineer.
He worked for Chevron Canada and after retiring from there was a consultant at Morrow Engineering in North Vancouver.
Erny enjoyed life and had many interests. He spent many vacations at Harbour House on Salt Spring Island and Yellowpoint Lodge on Vancouver Island. He loved to carve and some of his carvings are still displayed at Yellowpoint. He and his wife also enjoyed trips to Vegas and many cruises. Their favourite trip was to Kenya.
He was a key member at Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver and was an avid tennis player. He held just about every position on the Board of Directors as well as President. Jericho is where he met his future wife Carol and after a very long courtship they were married in 1996 and moved to Kamloops with his mother-in-law Wylma Swanson and all their pets to join Carols’ daughter Sandy.
Later on he gained a son-in-law (Don Roach) and in 2003 a wonderful grandson (Jesse Roach) arrived.
Many hours were spent volunteering for the Paddlewheelers Lions Club where he made many friends.
He also belonged to the Rotary Tennis Club and was a big help in getting the indoor tennis bubble for them.
He will be missed by his family and many friends in Kamloops.
No service by request, donations may be made to the Kamloops SPCA in his memory.
Condolences may be expressed at www.myalternatives.ca