Ernie’s family moved to Swan River, Man., later settling in Yarrow, B.C., where Ernie was baptized. His commitment to Christ grew and defined his life. In 1959, after graduating from MB Bible College, Winnipeg, Ernie married Elfrieda. They both began their teaching careers that fall. Ernie continued his education at Wilfred Laurier University and University of British Columbia. Ernie and Elfrieda were long-time residents of Prince George, B.C., where Ernie was worked for the school district as teacher/counsellor. He led the choir at Westwood MB Church for 28 years and the fellowship choir at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C., for 8 years during his retirement. He also served church boards and Bible studies. Ernie died after a courageous journey with pancreatic cancer.