Ernest WeberJuly 25, 1933 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 84)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ernest Weber. Ernest passed away peacefully in the care of the Neepawa Hospital on January 5th 2018. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Ernest was born July 25th, 1933 in Waldersee Mb to Fred and Anna Weber. Ernest was the second of four children. Ernest worked in multiple places driving gravel truck but his passion for life was farming and the great outdoors which lead him back to his roots at the farm.
Ernest loved life to the fullest whether it be farming, hunting, trapping, hockey, baseball or daily trips to the coffee shop to get the daily scoop and tell a joke to make someone laugh or just spending quality time with his family.
Ernest took great pride in hunting and trapping and was good at what he did. Ernest mostly hunted deer, moose and bear and trapped various types of different animals. He would always take his oldest grandson to checks traps with him when he was able to go. One year ago, at the age of 83 he took his two youngest grandsons deer hunting for their first time. Not many people get to do that at that age. They didn’t shoot anything but it was a great experience and memories that will last a lifetime. In the later years most of his hunting was shot through a camera lens instead of a gun. He always had his camera on him to take a shot of anything that he saw during the day or accomplished. He then loved to share these photos with his family and friends and strike up a conversation about it. Many drives were made through the park and backroads, even if he only saw a rabbit or squirrel he was pleased.
Ernest farmed grain with a variety of animals ranging from dairy cows, pigs and a fox farm to ducks, goats and rabbits. At some point there was probably every type of animal on his farm. Ernest was always busy but always had time for his family and to help out anyone who needed it. He was always willing to teach and give his advice.
Later in life after retiring from farming he became fascinated with gardening and flowers. Ernest loved to plant something new in the garden every year just to see if it would actually grow. His greatest pride was his yard and lawn and feeding the birds to see what different types would come to the yard.
Ernest was always one to go for a drive to watch the farmers in the fields or see if any wildlife was out to be spotted. Ernest never sat with idle hands, he would always find something to do whether it be work or a hobby there was always something to do but there was always time for a nap too.
Ernest spent many hours in different rinks, especially when his children were playing broomball. Ernest was a Dauphin Kings fan and many trips were made to watch and later he joined the Dauphin Kings on CKDM. He was a great fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Blue Jays. He also loved listening to old timed music such as polka and fiddling and listening to various talent shows.
Ernest loved his family dearly, he always worried about what they were up to or doing and if they were safe. He always kept in touch with his family and close friends.
Ernest was full of fun and had a quick wit about him and was always ready to make someone laugh.
His smile, kindness and sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who have known him.
Ernest was predeceased by his parents Fred and Anna Weber; In-Laws Robert and Millie Boxall; Sister Helen Ostuik (John Ostiuk); Brother Karl Weber (Eileen Weber)
Survived by to cherish his memory are his Wife Judy Weber; Children Vincent Boxall (Mariann) Melissa Lounsbury; Grandchildren Jesse, Nathan and Benjamin; Sister Violet Berg ( Jim Berg ) Sister In-Law Diane Smith (Danny Smith); Brother In-Law Donnie Boxall (Valerie Boxall) and many nieces and nephews.