Ernest William “Ernie” Bird

August 27, 1931 – July 14, 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ernie. Ernie was born in Powell River, BC, where he spent his early years until the age of 12. His family relocated to Vancouver and finally to Langley, where they owned and operated a grocery store.

Ernie went on to study Diesel Engineering at BC Tech and became a qualified Diesel Engineer, he spent four years working on the tow boats as an engineer. He then went out on his own doing many jobs and gradually starting his own company, Ernie’s Trucking Ltd, which he ran successfully for over 40 years before retiring in 2008.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his wife Sharon of over 64 years, a daughter Debbie (Eiji), two sons Ron and Doug, five granddaughters Emi, Lisa, Kylee, Sydney and Niyah, a niece Roberta and many other extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held the Aldergrove Legion Hall on Fraser Highway at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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