It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ernest George Tough on Monday, July 24, 2000 at Deer Lodge Hospital.
He was predeceased by both parents, William and Christina, his wife Blanche, sister Christine, and stepdaughter Louise.
Ernie was a beloved grandfather to Jodi and husband Jamie, and Holly. Also a great grandfather to Joshua. He will be sadly missed by all, including long time companion Iona McCarthy, sister-in-law Vera Mosher, brother William and wife Sally and family, of Thunder Bay, Ont., nephew Walter and wife Gwen and family, of Winnipeg, Man.
Ernie was born in Hamiota, Man. His family moved to Stratton shortly after and resided there. Ernie attended school in Stratton and worked as a handyman. He served as a gunner with The Royal Canadian Artillery, St. Catherine 8th Battery from 1942 thru 1945. He was awarded the following medals: 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Clasp to CVSM, War Medal 1939-45, General Service Badge.
He returned to Stratton after the war and worked as a helping hand on the Mosher farm and became close friend with the family, marrying Blanche Mosher in 1970.
Ernie enjoyed spending quality time with his family and dear friends and enjoyed his hobbies, which included fishing, playing cards, curling and taming any wild beast that happened to cross his path. We will greatly miss his kind, soft spoken, gentle ways.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton United Church in Stratton, Ont.
Pastor Pat White will officiate with interment in Stratton Cemetery, in Stratton, Ont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.