June 18, 1933 – September 18, 2021
Mr. Ernest ‘Ernie’ Brauen passed away at Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the age of 88 years. He passed away peacefully due to medical issues that in recent years, showed his good humour and courage in facing life challenges. He was born in Springvale, Ontario on June 18, 1933, the eldest child of Walter and Lily Brauen.
Ernie met the love of his life, Mary (née Jendrasheske) on a blind date in Winnipeg in 1956. Their devoted sixty-five year marriage began the following year in MacNutt, Saskatchewan. They had three sons, Rick, Terry and Glenn.
Ernie took great pride in family; and lengthy careers with the Canadian Air Force and the Alberta Motor Association. He travelled extensively with the Military being stationed in Portage La Prairie, France, Cold Lake, Winnipeg, Summerside and Penhold.
Ernie was active in the community, the Lutheran Church, Boy Scouts of Canada and St. John’s Ambulance. He loved fishing and camping, and instilled the love of the outdoors in his sons. He loved to sing and was a member of several church choirs.
Ernie will be lovingly remembered his wife, Mary, his sons, Rick (Lori), Terry (Joan MacRae), Glenn (Lydia Asmus), his six grandchildren, and his two great grandchildren.
He will also be sadly missed by his siblings, Faythe Colbert, Dave Brauen (Valerie), Ruby Brauen, Fred Brauen (Mary), Phil Brauen (Wendy), Sharon Robinson (Dean), Ken Brauen (Doreen), Paul Brauen (Darlene) and Joe Brauen (Rose) and his sister-in-law, Elva Brauen.
On Mary’s side he will also be missed by Martha Osmak, Roman Jendrasheske (Frances) and Irvin Jendrasheske (Gilly). Ernie was predeceased by siblings, Dan Brauen, Elizabeth Cannom and Miriam Neale. A Private Funeral Service will be held.
If desired, Memorial Donations in Ernie’s honor may be made directly to the Concordia Lutheran Seminary at www.concordiasem.ab.ca or to the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at 18 Selkirk Boulevard, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 0G2 or to a Charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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