Schan, Ernest “Ernie” George

March 14, 1939 – July 8, 2022
at the age of 83 years:     

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, BC

Ernie passed away July 8, 2022, he was born March 14, 1939 in Kerrobert, SK and was one of 13 children.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Audrey, his daughters Brenda, Chere and Nora, his son Tim, grandchildren Dustin, Josh and Steven, great grandchildren Lily and Sebastian, sisters Betty, Lorraine, Georgina, Margy, brother Mark and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by other siblings.

His work life with BC Hydro began in Dawson Creek, then Kamloops, Prince Rupert and Salmon Arm.  A very loyal and dedicated volunteer, Ernie spent many years as an active participant with the soup kitchen, coaching hockey, ball, curling, bowling, Booster, Knights of Columbus, and many other community activities.  With his beautiful voice, Ernie was also in a choir for 50 years.  His great love was his annual hunting trips with his good buddies.

Ernie will be missed by family and friends.


  1. Proud of his home town of Kerrobert, the “Tigers” and his hockey heroes. The best “Ump” the Almost Angels senior slow pitch could have asked for, and a true team mate and gentleman. Your trials are over, your peace is won, we will all miss you very much, friend! Audrey and family, thanks for sharing this incredible fellow…..

  2. Our deepest condolences to you all.

  3. Audrey & family. Our hearts, thought and support goes out to you. Rest In Peace Ernie!
    Debbie & Jerry

  4. We have known Ernie & Audrey for many years, we are saddened at hearing of his passong and send our Condolences to Audrey and the Family. Ernie was always there to help whether it be his children, grandchildren, or community, he will be dearly missed, may he rest in peace.

    Pam Tate, Darren Tate

  5. Ernie was a great guy! I’m proud to have known him for many years and have him as a cousin!! Tootie and I extend our sincere condolences to the family!

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