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Lt. Cdr. Ernest Leon Moffat, RCN (Retired)

Lt. Cdr. Ernest Leon Moffat, RCN (Retired)

Male 1935 - 2018  (83 years)

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  • Name Ernest Leon Moffat  [1
    Name Prefix Lt. Cdr. 
    Name Suffix RCN (Retired) 
    Gender Male 
    Born 19 January 1935  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    CMS Member # 1112 
    Occupation Naval Officer, Royal Canadian Navy  [1
    Obituary Ernest Leon Moffat - 83, passed away peacefully on May 18 at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre surrounded by his loving family. Ernie was the son of the late Ernest and Louise Moffat. Ernie’s life was filled with love, which is evident by the many members of his blended family that will miss him everyday. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 40 years, Mary Catherine (Kaye) Moffat; daughters, Lois (Randy) Marr, Renee Ewing and Judy (Chris) Elliot, and sons, Bill (Diane) Moffat, Greg (Cheryl) Moffat and David (Wendy) Aucoin; granddaughters, Katrina, Kate, Jennifer and Chelsea, and grandsons, Adam, Justin, Chris, Nicolas, David, Brendan and Jordan, along with many great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Peter) Houzon, and brothers, Lorne Moffat, Bill (Fran) Moffat, Ron (Debbie) Moffat and Roger Moffat; sisters-in-law, Mary Josephine Ritcey, Lillian Vance, and Gloria Rita Kujawa; his many nieces and nephews; and countless friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David (Theresa) Moffat, sister, Lorraine Moffat, brother, Lloyd Moffat, sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Moffat and Norma Kowalchuk, and brothers-in-law, John Ritcey, Rupert Vance and Timothy Kujawa. Ernie was a strong man with a gentle soul. A true patriot, he served his country as Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy for 36 years before retiring in 1989. Over the years, he earned many proud career moments, most recently in 2015 when he was honoured at Province House where October 23 was recognized as HMCS Kootenay Day in Nova Scotia. Ernie was happiest surrounded by his family. His arms were always open for hugs. His laugh was contagious, and once he got going, there would never be a dry eye in the room. Ernie loved his Bedford community and was involved in numerous local activities and organizations over the years — particularly as a pillar in his church, St. Ignatius, and through the Knights of Columbus. Ernie’s family thank him for the opportunities he provided, for loving them unconditionally, and for the stories and experiences he shared with them. He will be remembered most for his brave and beautiful spirit, which he carried through until the very end. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the QEII who provided compassionate care during Ernie’s last days, and to Father Patrick Cosgrove and Father Owen Connolly for providing spiritual support to his family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to JA Snow Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, May 24. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, May 25 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Father Patrick Cosgrove officiating and Father Tochukwu assisting. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre or charity of choice.  [2
    Died 18 May 2018  Halifax, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
    Person ID I68896  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 August 2018 

    Father Ernest Lorne Moffat,   b. 28 December 1899, Oakville, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 October 1982, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Louise Marie Gonville 
    Family ID F48156  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F48154  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Ernest Leon Moffat
    Ernest Leon Moffat
    From his obituary published online at Dignity Memorial

  • Sources 
    1. [S1086] Lineage Sheet for David Moffat, submitted by Ernie Moffat.

    2. [S2752] Obituary for Ernest Leon Moffat, published on website of “Dignity Memorial”.


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