October 29, 1914 –

October 29, 2004-11-04

Following a lengthy illness Ernie

passed away peacefully at his

home in Vancouver.

Ernie was born in Cardiff, Alberta

of Irish immigrant parents:

Kathleen and Robert. He was the

middle son of four brothers and

one sister. He was born in a time

of hardship during the depression.

His father had gone off to war

leaving his young family behind.

Ernie left his home in Alberta with

his younger brother Bob and rode

the rails for a time before landing

in Telkwa, B.C. He worked at odd

jobs and then found a job in the

coal mine. During this time he was

accepted into the provincial police

force where he was posted to such

places as Prince Rupert, Massett,

Bella Coola, and Ocean Falls.

After leaving the police force he

worked at many different jobs

that included real estate, bridge

builder, prize •ght promoter, and

his longest job was as a millwright

in Vancouver.

After retirement from IWA he

ran his own successful home

renovation business until the age

of 80.

Ernie led an interesting life; he

had strong convictions and was

always true to himself. He was

a loyal friend, a strong man who

always did things his way. He

will be remembered by those who

knew him for his humour, his

love of Irish music, his thirst for

knowledge and his never ending

quest to •nd his Irish roots.

To some, Ernie will be

remembered as a hero for

overcoming the many adversities

in his life. He will always be loved

and sadly missed by sons Dan and

Dale Bradley, daughters Barbara

Bradley and Margaret Priest and

many grandchildren

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