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The Reverend Ernest (Ernie) Douglas Eldridge - Priest, born August 30, 1929, in Beaver Harbour, NB, died July 18, 2015, at the Trillium Nursing Home in Kingston, ON.

In 2006, Ernie was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara. Ernie wrote a book titled "Heaven, Help, Hope our Decade Battle with ALS", which was based on Barbara's long illness with ALS.

Ernie was a graduate of Wycliffe College in Toronto, ON., and with Barbara served in three provinces: Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He was canonically resident in the diocese of New Westminster. Ernie and Barbara served in Vancouver for 35 years at the parishes of: St Mary, Kerrisdale; St. Thomas, Vancouver; St. Chad; St. Matthias; St. John, Shaughnessy. He also served as Regional Dean of Granville.

In 1994, they retired to Beaver Harbour, NB and after Barbara passed away, Ernie moved to Kingston, ON. Ernie was not only involved in the church and community, but was always a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.

Ernie is survived by his children: Miriam Avery (Hartley) of Beaver Harbour, NB and Thomas Eldridge (Heather) of Kingston, ON; three grandchildren: Heather Avery (Luke MacGregor), Cailin Richard (Corey) and Devon Eldridge (Marsha); three great grandchildren: Colby, Ellie & Lucy. Also surviving are his brothers: Carmen, Glen (Barb), Myles (Anne), James (Eileen) and David (Joanne); his sisters: June Markee (Gerald), Jean Foote and Shirley Quigley; and sister-in-law: Helen Eldridge (Wilf); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers: Wilf and Ford; sisters: Hazel Clinch (Joe) and Millie Hawkins (George).

A Memorial service will be held at Christ Church (Anglican), Pennfield, NB on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 11am with the Rev. Canon John Matheson officiating. The liturgy will be followed by the interment in the parish cemetery. In Ernie's memory donations to the ALS or Alzheimer Societies or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Many thanks to Ernie's son Thomas for supplying diocesan communications with much of the preceding content.