1940 - 2018
Obituary of Ernest Schmidtgall
Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine January 9, 1940, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 10, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice after a 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He will be remembered for being the ultimate handy man and helping others fix things whenever and wherever it was required. He was and will always be much loved and forever missed by his family: Beloved husband of Regina (nee Schlosser), loving Dad of Linda (Eric) and Rick (Laureen) and loving Opa of Meghan (Justin), Jonah and Jack. Proud and adored uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Katharina and brother Alexander (Erika), loving brother-in-law of Lizi (Hans) Stampfer, Mary and Gene Ouellette, Paul and Lisa Schlosser.
Ernie loved playing various sports, playing cards and travelling throughout North America with his Airstream trailer. He participated on the Leamington Junior Flyers Hockey Team, in the South Essex Hockey League, on the Rhine Danube Men’s soccer team, and was a member for many years at Erie Shores Golf and CC. He was a professional photographer, where he did many weddings and minor hockey team photos. Ernie worked for 38 years until his retirement in December 1999 at the Leamington PUC as Hydro Superintendent. Resting at Reid Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral for close family and friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11 a.m., with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Erie Shores Hospice in remembrance of Ernie would be greatly appreciated. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca