Perrin, Ernest “Ernie”

PERRIN WJune 27, 1921 – August 5, 2013
at the age of 92 years

Ernie Perrin played his last game of Keno in the early morning of August 5th, 2013 at the age of 92.  Born in Natal, BC, a coal mining town near Sparwood, Dad was 4th of nine children born to Dominico and Mary (Ademsky) Perrin and lived through the depression.  Dad served in the Navy during WWII, then worked for Mac & Blo Mill at the foot of Kerr St. in Vancouver for 42 years.  After retirement, he and Mom spent days fishing, rock-hunting, camping and going to Reno. As well, they always had time for the grandkids.

Marpole, Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale, Steveston were places he called home.  He came to Salmon Arm to be close to family and care for his wife, Mollie in her last stage of Alzheimer’s.  Dad was often seen walking up Okanagan Ave. or in Little Mountain Park with Bud the dog.  Lucky’s in Centenoka Mall, Matchbox or Carrie’s Restaurant were his favourite places to hang out, play Keno and chat with people.

He leaves to mourn; son Douglas Perrin, daughter Cindy (Dick) McLeod, grandson Dan (Leah) Broadwood of Calgary, granddaughter Angela (Rob) Wilson of Enderby as well as seven great grandchildren; Will, Nate and Hailey Wilson and Adam, Tyson, Katie and Sarah Broadwood.

No service by request.

Thank you to the staff at Bastion Place Transition Unit for their care of dad and the family.


  1. I’m so terribly sorry to hear of your Dad’s Passing – I will never forget the
    twinkle in his eye & his sense of humour when Doug and I visited in Salmon
    Arm appx 10 years ago
    “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”
    Sincere condolences to all

  2. I had the pleasure of knowing your Dad a bit as I used to chat with him a bit in Little Mountain Park a few years ago when I had my dogs. So sorry for your loss. He was a special person and will be missed by many.

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