Ernest Stuart Morgan
Sept. 28, 1946 – April 27, 2012
With deep sorrow the family of Ernie Morgan announces his unexpected death on Friday, April 27th. He died peacefully at home at the age of 65. Ernie was born and raised in Nanaimo, as were his parents (George and Mae) and all of his grandparents. He was very well known and respected, and will be greatly missed.
As a youngster, Ernie was the leader of the notorious Rosehill Gang – still remembered for their cherry tree and pea patch raids. Later in his teenage years he was a member of the Royal Coachman Car Club, famous back then for cruising the drag in his purple ’47 Merc (Transbuster) and for his stock car racing skills. Ernie worked hard from an early age, and after his graduation from NDSS he started as a rookie tireman at Dunlop. From then until his retirement in 2001, he had worked his way up to Kal Tire Island Zone Manager. His work ethic and honesty, plus his friendly, patient manner, made him to go-to tire guy for many years
Ernie enjoyed a short retirement, time with family, travelling, and especially the kayaking treks with his lifelong buddy, Mike; oh, the stories we heard! Having not enough to do, as he never sat still, he decided to get a part time job and somehow landed in the bubble gum business with GLH Vending. He loved seeing his family and friends with their children while working and always had a “little treasure” for them.
Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Diana; his son Sean (Honey), and his daughter Leah. He was a proud Grandpa to Brian and Dylan. Ernie also leaves two sisters, Shirley (Victor) Danyluk, Carol Ostermann; his brother, Allen (Carol) Morgan; many nephews, and nieces, and his very special mother-in-law, Rina Dolan. He will also be missed by his many good neighbours and friends, and of course, his Beban Pool Early Bird cohorts, being a regular there for over 30 years.
There is no service upon Ernie’s request. There will be a celebration of his life held at a later date this summer. Anyone wishing to honour his memory is asked to brighten someone’s day with a smile or a kind word. He was a good man who always had a mischievous twinkle in his blue, blue eyes.
Sands ~ Nanaimo