Ernst was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1963 where he was a self-employed bricklayer for most of his life. Ernst was a private man who greatly loved and was extremely proud of his family. His annual Father’s Day BBQ was always one of the high points of the year, with lots of swimming and laughter as he was surrounded by his loved ones.
Ernst is pre-deceased by his parents, Anton and Theresea, and brother Klaus (Hedy) Schwarz. He is fondly remembered by his 4 surviving siblings, Victor Schwarz, Else (late Manfred) Sengera, Erika Gollinger and Hansi (Hedwig) Schwarz, including his former spouse, Walli (John) Kabucis and family. He was a loving Opa to Tabitha Schwarz (Stu Bechthold), Alisha Schwarz (Logan Morel), Nick Coombes (Kathy Duong), and Amanda Coombes; and Groβ Opa to great granddaughter, Evelyn Bulawa, and a new great granddaughter-to-be in March 2017. He will be dearly missed by his many family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Lisaard House in Cambridge was Ernst and his family’s wish as they provided peace and comfort in every way possible to Ernst and his family during his final journey.
Upon Ernst’s request, a private celebration of his life will be held for close family.