Ernie W. Johns of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the age of 66 years.
Ernie was born on January 10, 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was raised in Saskatchewan. He loved the farming life and also possessed a great passion for the outdoors, especially for hunting and fishing. Ernie attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He later moved to Rimbey where he practiced veterinary medicine from 1970 to 1991. Following his retirement from the Rimbey Veterinary Clinic, Ernie continued to work and farm in and around the Rimbey area until his passing.
“We will miss you very much … our Pa and Gumpa.”
Ernie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 29 years, Shirley; his two sons, Mark (Wendy) Johns of Camrose; and Cory (Cherie) Johns and their two children, Cody and Chelsey, all of Rimbey; as well as his third son, Glen (Colleen) Thebeau and their three children, Luke, Jesse, and Megan, all of Rimbey. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother, Wayne Johns of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; and his special niece, Mandy Davenport of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; in addition to numerous cousins, close friends, and many acquaintances. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Madaline and Roy Johns; and his sister, Net Davenport.
With respect for Ernie’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ernie’s Memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences to the family may also be expressed by e-mail to:
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Ernie W. Johns entrusted to the care of
OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS
Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445