Erny Hetherington passed away on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the age of 83 years.
Erny was born on the Sarcee (T’suu Tina) agency near Calgary in 1922. In 1938 he enlisted in the Calgary Highlanders and served overseas until 1945. From there he brought back his greatest treasure, his wife of 63 years, Cissie. He stayed in the Calgary Highlander Reserves until 1972, retiring at the Rank of Major. In 1945 Erny joined the Calgary Police Service. From walking the beat to retiring as an inspector in 1976, he was devoted to the force. Perhaps his greatest legacy as a Police Officer was being the founding Commander of the Calgary Police Tactical Section. This section included the Tactical Team, Bomb Squad and Search and Rescue Team. After retiring, he spent many “Happy Hours” around the campfire with the over-the-hill gang and Fridays golfing with the Police Vets. He also spent many hours volunteering with the Calgary Association of Credit Unions and the Museum of the Regiments. Erny will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Cissie, sons Bob (Linda), Don (Rene), and daughter Beth; grandchildren Rob, Mike, Kyla, Kathy, Dean, Brett, KatieSarah, and his babies, great-grandchildren, Danauca and Cameron; as well as his brother Jim and numerous relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110.
In living memory of Ernest Hetherington, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences