Ernest William Coe

Ernest William Coe


1924 – 2012

Ernie was born on March 28, 1924 in Vancouver, BC and passed away peacefully on March 10, 2012, with his

loving family at his side. 

During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic and English Channel.  After the war, he went on to a career with the Federal Government, where he worked as a Radio Operator at various remote locations,including Spring Island and Bull Harbour. Later he worked as a Radio Inspector based in Kelowna and travelled throughout the BC interior.  

Ernie is predeceased by his first wife, Margaret in 1979 and step-daughter Lynda Bakke in 1988.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Rita; daughter Beverley Ballard (Ron), son Norman (Betty) and grandchildren: Rebecca Walker (Colin), Lori Hampson (Marcus), Shawn Ballard (Melissa), Stephanie Coe and five great grandchildren. 

The family wishes to thank all the staff at KGH with a special thanks to all the people in Emergency, and on 4A and 4B for their excellent care and kindness. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 31st

at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ernie’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes

Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting,


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