Ernest Leonard Venus

Ernest Leonard Venus

Ernest (Ernie) Leonard Venus

July 15, 1920 ~ Calgary, Alberta

January 27, 2012 ~ Campbell River, BC

Ernie was predeceased by his loving wife Peggy of 69 years; and his daughter, Gayle.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda (John) and son, Glenn (Shannon); his grandchildren: Lorri-Anne, Tricia (Curt), Meagan (Brett), Patrick (Alicia), Steve (Katy), Geoffrey and Shawna (Jason); as well as ten Great Grandchildren.

Ernie was a man who enjoyed family, friends, conversation and a good laugh. Once discharged from the Army he spent 35 years working in the woods for his beloved MacMillan Bloedel. Starting at Northwest Bay in 1947 as a faller to Camp Manager of Menzies Bay Division where he retired in the fall of 1982. Stops along the way included three different occasions at Northwest Bay, Port Hardy, Franklin River, Iron River, Camp 5 and Kennedy Lake. Ernie enjoyed his work, took great pride and was most respected for his devotion to safety performance that improved in every location that he worked at.

Ernie was a devoted Shriner, Legionnaire and Veteran.

Our family is extremely proud of the man he was, as well as the impact he has left on us all. In this time of sadness we take great solace in the reunion of Ernie and Peggy.

In respecting Ernie’s wishes there will be no service of remembrance. A Family gathering will be held at a later date.

Friends who so wish may make donations in Ernie’s name to the Campbell River Shrine Club, PO Box 176, Campbell River, BC, V9W 5A7

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