Dec 27, 1927 – Oct 6, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, Ernie. He was born in Victoria, BC to George and Alice Susannah Lapp. Ernie is predeceased by his parents; brothers Bob, Phil, Dick, John and David Lapp, and sisters Pearl (Kennedy), Rose (Wylie), Bev (Lanyon) and Betty (Shewfelt). He is survived by his loving wife Beverly, children Craig (Linda), Susan and Beverlee Anne, and by grandchildren Natasha, Jeremy, Heather, Haley and Scott. He is also survived by his brother Allen, and sisters Muriel (Nadeau), Elsie (Dawson), Ruth (March) and Doreen (Filipponi), as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Ernie moved to the Comox Valley in 1940 with his family where he worked until joining the forces at the beginning of the Korean War. For a time, he was also a chef at the Willows Hotel in Campbell River. While on leave he met and married the love of his life, Beverly Dorcas Deiter on October 1, 1953. Following the Korean conflict (where he served as a male nurse), Ernie worked in the operating room of Kingston Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario and later returned to the Comox Valley with his family where he worked at Cumberland Hospital until he retired.
Despite various health problems, Ernie retained a vital zest for life and a sense of humour, cooking and entertaining all and sundry with his wonderful stories. He will be sorely missed by his family and by all who knew him. There will be no funeral by request.