Erickson, Ernest Theodore “Ernie”

December 13, 1936 – May 3, 2020, 
at the age of 83 years:

First born son of John and Thelma December 13, 1936 in Kamloops BC, is now rejoicing with his Lord and Saviour. 

E.T. went home May 3, 2020 while in Salmon Arm Hospital.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Jack & Martha Woolford), his three cherished daughters, Joanne (Matthew), Shelley and April (Brian). He is also survived by his amazing grandchildren Dillon, Adrian, Jacob, Kyah, Emma & Brianne. 

Ernie was blessed with four younger brothers but predeceased by both Sydney and Ed. Left to mourn him are Ed’s wife Norma, Jerry (Ruby), Sandy (Ping), as well as his Woolford brothers Harry (Kathleen), Randy (Tracey) and his numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His favourite pass times in recent years were creating beautiful wood carvings and cheering his beloved Chase Heat. He took strength in the fellowship of his church family.

A celebration of Ernie’s well lived adventurous life will take place at a later time.  Please watch for the announcement.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ernie’s name may be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3,


  1. Mary and family – so very sorry to hear of your loss! Ernie was such a nice person!

  2. I am sending all my family’s love and support…. We really loved to talk to Ernie and enjoyed his company at the Vernon Placer Club meetings and the open every year. He was a shining bright star to our club and really took the reigns… in fact, really seeming to not want to give up ANY reigns at all. One of the most caring and kind people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know even a little! We are all very blessed to have known him and lucky to have had his wisdom and guidance. Hugs and love…. HUGE respect.

  3. Sending big hugs and much love to you Mary, Joane, April and Shelley.
    I have fond memories of your Dad when I was in Canada, playing cards at Matt and Joanne’s and going out in the boat on Schuswap Lake.
    You have touched our hearts Ernie all the way here in Australia.

  4. Rich in love and understanding he was.. Kind and generous .. He will be remembered as he was .. One day to join him in glory with our lord and savior . Love and Rejoice with respect and sympathy ..

    Schraepel Family …

  5. My deepest condolences in the loss of Ernie. He was a great man and will be missed by all.

  6. Mary, Mel and I are sending you our heartfelt condolences, it has been a long journey . We will miss his smiling face and sense of humour. Take care and know we are thinking of you. Big hugs, Mel and Ruth

  7. Judi and I send our condolences. Ernie was one of those special people who really cared and touched the hearts of many people. We will miss Ernie and his horn at the Heat games. Gone but not forgotten.

  8. Ernie had the biggest heart and greatest laugh, and that mischievous twinkle will live on forever. Such a compassionate soul. He sure loved Jesus. Mary, our hearts send love to you and the family during this time.
    Such a life well lived. Thank you for being there for my family, every time. We could never repay you guys.

  9. Once in a while we would get a phone call from Ernie asking what the weather was at Adams Lake. Those calls were a highlight of our day because we new he and Mary would be out enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake. And, more than actually catching the fish, he enjoyed telling us how he always caught fish when we couldn’t. At bowling you would see that wonderful, happy grin and even over the phone you could tell he so enjoyed telling the story.
    While we will miss those phone calls we will greatly miss his sincere happiness and his love of life, family and the Lord.

  10. I first got to know Ernie when he volunteered to be a reading tutor at Haldane when I was overseeing the program. He really enjoyed working with the young students and they sure benefited from his help as he did a very good job of encouraging them and boosting their reading interest and skills.
    I also had the opportunity to learn carving skills under Ernie’s direction. He was a great help in showing me how to carve a Maori knot.
    I will miss Ernie’s cheerful attitude and pleasant, patient manner.

  11. Old Local 97 hand, you were a cool guy and were good to me …see ya round Ernie

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