Ernie David, formerly of Neustadt, passed away peacefully at Hanover Care Centre, Hanover on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. He was 90.
Born on March 20, 1929 in Quebec to the late Ambrose and Bertha (nee Wilkerson) David. Ernie was the founder of David Construction, serving the Grey Bruce area. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed his annual trips up north to relax and take in fishing, hunting and moose hunting, enjoying his time spent outdoors and in the cabin that he himself had constructed and built. Always a man with busy hands and tinkering, he would often think outside of the box trying to come up with new and better ways to have an item serve his needs. Growing up in the depression, things were definitely not wasted and with this mentality, it served him well when raising his family with Ruby and the kids on their farm outside of Neustadt. Family members will always remember the 100 trees he himself planted on their property, as he was just as proud of this feat. Recently, Ernie was given the title of "Prom King" held at the Care Centre, where after being crowned this, he wanted everyone to call him King David.
Survived by daughter Marie David of Hanover. Remembered by his sisters Ivy Monk of Durham, Elsie (Bill) Willert of Innisfil and sister in law Edith Henry of Clifford. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Ernie will be remembered fondly by Pamela Matheson as he would always call her his "adopted daughter". Predeceased by his beloved wife Ruby (nee Fidler), son Donald, brothers Edward, Bill, Frank, Harold, Bob and sisters Dorothy Hackett, Lillian Brooks and Florence Maxwell.
Family gathered at the Hanover Cemetery for a private Family Graveside Service Rev. John Polacok officiated.
Memorial donations to the Hanover Care Centre - Residents Fund were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.