ERNST, Lester John

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Lester John Ernst, 94 of North Syd­ney passed away peace­fully on Feb.13, 2017 at North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Lester was born and raised in Block­house NS, and af­ter meet­ing his wife moved to Cape Breton mak­ing North Syd­ney his home for the past 63 years.

Lester will be deeply missed by all who knew him, es­pe­cially his daugh­ter, San­dra (Todd In­gram); son, Ge­orge (Diane); grand­daugh­ter, Sarah (Bran­don Day); sis­ter, Jean Cross­land, Ma­hone Bay many nieces and neph­ews and spe­cial niece, Donna Ernst, Hal­i­fax.

Lester was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Amy Chislett; his par­ents, Wil­bert and Bessie Ernst; in-laws, Ge­orge and Mary Chislett; sis­ter, Pearl Lock­head; brothers, Carl, Gor­don, Mur­ray, Thomas and Robert. Lester lived a long and full life and will be re­mem­bered by many as some­one who was al­ways work­ing ei­ther at home or as a steve­dore at CN Marine un­til his re­tire­ment. Lester lived a sim­ple life, loved his many pets and al­ways found room for one more. Lester’s sec­ond home was at the cabin in Mar­ga­ree where he loved to spend time sal­mon fish­ing. While in Mar­ga­ree he met many won­der­ful peo­ple, es­pe­cially his friends, Mike and Diane La­chowiez.

For the most part, Lester lived life on his own terms, so in keep­ing with his wishes there will be no vis­i­ta­tion or funeral.

Lester’s re­mains have been cre­mated and will be buried with his wife at a later date.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion or Pal­lia­tive Care.

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