Ernst immigrated to Paraguay, where he met Helen. They moved to Argentina. In 1965, they immigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver. They spent memorable weekends at Hatzic Lake, B.C., with his family and vacations in Germany, Mexico, Hawaii and South America. Ernst loved hunting moose. After they moved to Langley, Helen predeceased him. Ernst met Elvira in March and they married in June. They moved to Ladner, B.C., then Abbotsford, B.C., and travelled to Europe, Paraguay and California. Elvira’s grandchildren loved their Opa. After a diagnosis of kidney failure, Ernst had dialysis daily for 5 years.