Ernest Gordon Buckland of Calgary, beloved husband of Lillian for fifty-three years, passed away peacefully at Chinook Hospice on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the age of 74 years.
Ernie was born on February 5, 1931 in Alliance, AB. Playing sports, fun with family and friends, and many journeys in the motorhome characterized the full life he lived.
Ernie is survived by his children, Jacalyn and Roger Joki of DeWinton, AB, Jill and Rod Forsyth of Medicine Hat, AB, Winston and Donna Buckland of DeWinton, AB, and Spencer and Kathy Buckland of Castlegar, BC He was very proud of his grandchildren, Aaron, Tiana, Tyler, Kurtis, Jeanette, Parker, Natasha, and Katelyn. Ernie leaves his brother Bill (Verna) of Vegreville, his sisters, Peggy of Sydney, B.C., Gweneth of Edmonton, AB and Judy (Larry) of Irma; and sister-in-law Irene of Vancouver, BC. Ernie was predeceased by his parents John and Stella; his brother Ted; and his sister Joyce Robertson.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of Ernest Buckland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences