ERNEST (ERNIE) R. SCHULTZ
1918 – 2008
Ernest (Ernie) R. Schultz passed away peacefully in Edmonton, Alberta on July 14, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Errnie was born on May 6, 1918 and was the third of seven children born to Rudolf and Adolina Schultz. He grew up on a farm in the Schultz District west of Bashaw. Ernie leaves his wife Audrey; daughter Sharon and Tom Vant of Millet, Alberta and their four children Ted, Lisa, Tim and Libby; son Jack and Susan Schultz of Westbank, B.C. and their two children Travis and Julie; daughter Joan and Tom Sydness of Edmonton and their two children Sarah and Kris; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Rita (Mrs. Bill Schultz), Martha (Mrs. Erwin Schultz) and Mary (Mrs. Herman Schultz); brother-in-law Clifford Bowman and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dear sisters Martha Israelson and Tina Bowman, and brothers William (Bill), Erwin, Alfred (Freddie) and Herman. Ernie attended the Schultz District School and then boarded with relatives in Bashaw to attend High School. After graduation he enrolled in McTavish Business College in Edmonton. On February 25, 1941 Ernie married his best friend Audrey Lees, whose father was an Alberta Provincial Police Officer in Bashaw, and then began a career at Edmonton Motors. In 1955 he accepted a management position with Hood Motors which later became Don Wheaton Ltd. In 1968 Ernie obtained the Pontiac – Buick – GMC franchise in Prince George, B.C. and was active until 1985 when he retired and turned the dealership over to his son Jack. In 1988 Ernie and Audrey returned to Edmonton and built a new home where they lived until 2003. They then moved into a retirement condominium until a year ago when they entered into assisted living and long term care. Ernie was always an avid gardener and in his later years took special pride in his lilies. He was also quite a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and building outdoor furniture. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family and took great interest in antique farm equipment and, of course, vintage automobiles. Ernie was known for his generosity, easy smile and grand sense of humor. Ernie’s abiding faith sustained him in his later years. He will be dearly missed. A Funeral Service was held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Larry Soveran officiating. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund or to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bashaw, Alberta.
Arrangements Entrusted To Bashaw Funeral Home
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