Posted: August 21st, 2013

1924 ~ 2013 ERNEST MALACKO, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2013. Beloved husband to Frances Malacko and Father to Marilyn, Penny, Stuart, Brian and Murray.

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Ernie as most knew him, was born Nov.18, 1924 to John and Angela Malacko. He was the eldest brother to Jim, Ed, Gerry, Dick, Leona, Jean and Doreen. He served in the First Hussars 6th Canadian Armoured Div. in WWII and represented Canada in France, Belgium and Holland. He married the love of his life, Frances Ferguson, in 1948. Together they lived a full and happy life on Dieppe Blvd for over 60 years. Ernie was very active in the community throughout his life; a member of the Southminster United Church, General Stewart Legion and Masonic North Star Lodge, and, assisted at the soup kitchen. He worked for CP Rail Express for 42 years and retired in 1984. He was fond of visiting friends and keeping them in good spirits with his sense of humour, and spending time at his Tie Lake cabin. He is survived by his children, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Thanks to Dr. E. Janzen, his staff, Jennifer and Marcie (Heart Clinic) for their excellent cares these many years. Thanks to Dr. Villar and the nurses of 4C. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 4, 2013 at SOUTH MINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011- 16th Avenue South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 610 – 4 Street South Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P6 Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901    

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