With heavy hearts, the family of Ernie Mrazek Sr. would like to announce his last flight from our world. Back again in the arms of his loving wife Eleanor and daughter Connie. Ernie left us on August 22nd, at the age of 86. He was the son of the late Nellie Schella and Ernie Mrazek.
Dad lived a wonderful life. He was strong, independent, fun loving, and a wonderful father and husband. He started his life out with his family of 5 children, flying seaplanes and corporate jets in Corner Brook, NFLD. That gave all of us children an adventurous and fun filled childhood. He relocated us to Riverview, NB in 1972, working as a civil aviation inspector with the federal government. He then packed us all up for another adventure in 1979, relocating us to Winnipeg to see some more of our wonderful country.
Dad retired in 1997, but never lost his love of aviation. He always said he had the perfect career and loved every minute of it. He was a fortunate man. Upon retirement, he and mom followed the call of the Maritimes and settled in Sackville, NB for the remainder of their time with us.
Ernie was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, daughter Connie, grandson Jesse and his brother Eddie. He leaves behind to miss him his son Ernie Jr. (Kate) of Sackville, daughter Barb of Moncton, son Rob of Winnipeg, and daughter Nancy of Toronto. He also leaves a big hole in the heart of his grandchildren, who he was so proud of Sarah, Paul (Allie), Tyler, and Kirsti, and his great-grandson Connor, as well his extended family of the Gouthro’s and Green’s, who were really like his own. He will be mourned by his sister Dorothy, who he had an extra special relationship with, his sister Bernadette, and brother Lemmie. We will all miss him greatly.
Dad didn’t want a funeral, he wanted a party, and we will honour his wishes and celebrate his life at a later date. Dad loved music, dancing, Scotch, and a good martini, and we will honour him with all of those as we celebrate his Ernieisms. Donations aren’t necessary, but should you wish, he would be happy with donations to the ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, who were instrumental in supporting Eleanor and Connie, or a charity of your choice. We would also like to send appreciation to Dr. Poirier, Dr. Francoeur, and all their support colleagues at The Moncton Hospital, who went above and beyond in his care.
Fly high now Dad, and come visit us every now and then when you can.
Honouring his wishes, cremation will take place at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd, Riverview (869-2007).