LONGAIR, ErnestPosted: February 20th, 2020
1927 – 2020
Ernest Lindsay Longair, after a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 92 years. Ernie was born on March 20, 1927 in Grande Prairie, Alberta to James and Agnes Longair. He is survived by his wife, Delvoir, one son, Terry (Myrna), two daughters, Janice (Joe) and Barbara (Lynn), daughter-in-law, Ann, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, son, Randy, and brother, Art. Ernie received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He was then employed in the chemistry department at the Lethbridge Research Station. Several years later with the help of a DuPont scholarship, he obtained his Bachelor of Education. In 1960, he started teaching high school at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. He began teaching in the math department. He also taught science, graphic arts, and biology. Ernie loved teaching and telling stories with his trademark sense of humour. He was beloved by many students. Ernie had many hobbies, including photography and bicycle repair. He enjoyed teaching darkroom and photography evening classes for several years at the Lethbridge Community College. He will be fondly remembered by many for his humour, compassion, and love of animals. The family wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village for their care and kindness to Ernie, with special thanks to the staff at Cottage 3. There will be no funeral by request. Memorial tributes in Ernie’s name may be made to Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows or the Humane Society. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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