Ernest Robert Vallee
1926 ~ 2007
Ernie passed away on Friday, December 28, 2007 at Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay in the arms of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gwenn; their childrren and their families, Lynn, Jerry, Sam, Emma & Cellan; Kevin, Colleen, Colin, Conor, Shannon & Kieran; Lyle, Karen, Danielle, Jennifer & Matthew; Ken, Lynda, Kurtis & Amber; his sisters Irene & Gloria; a brother Ralph as well as his extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Leslie Gwenn in 1981; his parents and 7 of his siblings.
He was a Saskatchewan farm boy, owned a barber shop and pool room in Alameda where he married Gwenn. In 1959 they moved to Courtenay with 4 children where he worked at the base barber shop, Vallee Barbers and the Hub, retiring when he sold Courtenay Barbers in 1990. Ernie was devoted to his wife and family. He enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, camping, golfing and dancing and the winters in California.
A Memorial Service took place on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 from Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with Father Paul Murphy officiating. Interment followed at Courtenay Civic Cemetery. COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 1101 RYAN ROAD, entrusted with arrangements. For those wishing donations in Ernie’s memory to the Alzheimer Society, Suite 300, 828 West Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 or Glacier View Lodge, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 9G8 would be appreciated.