It is with deep sorrow that we announce Ernie’s passing on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. The family celebrates 92 years of a life well lived and one to be proud of! Lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 wonderful years, Marion Lorraine, sons Grant David, Graham John and Rosemarie, and daughter, Laura Anne. Proud grandfather of David Magee, Danielle and Christian Alexander; great grandfather of Oscar and Henry; loving uncle of Brent and Vicky Rombough, Garth and Julie Rombough, and Lynn and Michael Evans. Pre-deceased by his sister Edith Rombough. Ernie was born in Winnipeg on June 10, 1928. He was a leader in High School, Scouts and Cadets, and graduated with an Arts Degree from Manitoba University. It was in Winnipeg that Ernie and Marion met and then married in 1953. He and Marion purchased a home in the O’Connor Hills area of Toronto in the late 1950’s, where they raised their three children, and happily lived ever since. He and Marion loved traveling and visited many countries around the world on their annual trips. His other passion was their Haliburton cottage where he and his family spent more than 55 summers. At 65 years of age, Ernie still loved to waterski and did a “decent slalom” on the lake much to the amazement of all! Ernie had a 34-year career at Procter and Gamble which saw him posted in London, Winnipeg, Moose Jaw and finally Toronto, primarily in Traffic Management and Special Projects roles. After his career at Procter & Gamble, Ernie joined the Ontario Highway Transport Board for 10 years and retired as Chairman. Along the way, Ernie was Director of the Canadian Manufacturers Association; Director of the Canadian Industrial Traffic League; Chair of Transportation and Customs at The Toronto Board of Trade; President of The Toronto Transportation Club; President of the Don Mills Kiwanis. In addition, both Ernie and Marion were Charter Members of the Jubilee United Church. A consummate gentleman who enjoyed life and people. He loved a challenge and “always” had a project on the go! Ernie was someone you could rely on, and many did. He was always willing to lend a hand. Here was a man who also had opinions and was always up to cheerfully share and debate them. He had a positive impact everywhere he went. We cherished his smile and his cheeky winks. Ernie will be greatly missed but we will all remember his motto “take one day at a time”. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jubilee United Church ( would be appreciated.