Ernie worked in a CO camp in 1945, then enlisted for 14 months before being discharged in 1946. In Eston, Sask., Ernie and Ruby recommitted their lives to the Lord and joined Glidden Baptist Church. They settled on Ruby’s family farm from 1960 until their 1972 move to Hepburn. Ernie was heartbroken at Ruby’s death, but never wavered in his trust in God, and his grandchildren became his new special love. He loved and served his community, owning a coffee shop, driving school bus, managing a bowling alley and skating rink, and volunteering for the fire department. He was a maintenance worker for the village of Hepburn 1972–1990. Ernie’s first love was Jesus. He was an encourager of Hepburn MB’s leaders and the younger generation.