Ernie Hubbard of Kamloops, B.C. was born on March 21, 1923 in Revelstoke raised in Clanwilliam and passed away on Sept. 18 at 95 years of age.
He joined CP Rail on July 4, 1941, retiring as a locomotive engineer on June 1, 1983, after completing his last trip from Boston Bar to Kamloops. He worked in many areas of the province for CP Rail including Notch Hill where he met his future wife Margaret. He enlisted to serve his country during World War II on November 4, 1942 and served as a Sapper in Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany until he was honourably discharged on February 21, 1946. He was particularly proud of his participation in the Liberation of Holland.
Upon completion of his duty he returned to work for CP Rail in Notch Hill and married Marg. They eventually moved to Kamloops in the late fifties to raise their family. Upon retiring they spent many happy summers at the cabin on Niskonlith Lake. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Marg in 2002, his parents Leonard and Blanche (Lane) Hubbard and older brother Stewart.
He is survived by his children Peggy Wellwood (George), Rod (Wendy) and Barry (Jo-Ann), grandchildren Carl, Nicole, Katie, Meghan and Caitlin and great-grandchildren Ethan, Hayden, Eli, Noah, Madden, Hudson and Ella.
The Reverend Father Paul Simms will celebrate the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Tranquille Road, Kamloops, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated in his memory.