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LEMIEUX; Ernest (Ernie) Lemieux; December 14, 1933-June 10, 2021. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ernest Joseph Lemieux, a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, of Ponteix. Dad passed away June 10, 2021, at Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home. Prayer service was held at Notre Dame d'Auvergne Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday June 15, 2021. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:00pm from Notre Dame d'Auvergne Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Reymundo Asis officiating. The organist was Claudette Begin, accompanying the Church Choir. Life Tribute was read by Lulu Thibault, Carrie Lee, and Kellie Lacher. Cross Bearer was Richard Lemieux. Pallbearers were; Nathan Davis, Kim Lacelle, Kaitlyn Thibault, Miranda Palaschak, Gary Schlageter and Shayde Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Dad's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ushers were members of Warren's/Lemieux Funeral Home. Dad was laid to rest in the Ponteix Parish Cemetery, where he spent many hours taking care of. Ernie is survived by his loving wife Yolande, 5 daughters; Jackie (Randy) Schlageter, Joanne (Jack) Timms, Paulette Lemieux, Rolande Davis and Lulu (Lorenzo) Thibault. 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Three sisters; Jeannine (Denis) Chase, Pauline (Dave) Hawkes, and Diane Lemieux. In-laws; Cecile (Dick) Lemieux, Don (Elaine) O'Dwyer, Irene (Ron) Vallee, Lorraine (John) Larochelle, Paulette (Jules) Larochelle, Patrick (Fran) Larochelle and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by: his infant daughter Irene, his parent Joseph and Irene Lemieux, his brother Roland (Dick) Lemieux and his sister Elaine O'Dwyer His in-laws: Fern and Gabrielle Larochelle, Leo and Terry Larochelle, John Larochelle, Guy and Cindy Larochelle, Ron Vallee, Jules Larochelle, John Bolder Sr. and nieces and nephews. Ernie was born in Shaunavon on December 14, 1933, the eldest of 6, 1 brother and 4 sisters. He took his first nine years of schooling in Dollard. In June of 1948 dad accompanied his father Joseph Lemieux to Ponteix to setup the newly acquired hardware store. Shortly after the family arrived in town his new neighbor caught his eye and she soon became the love of his life. Dad and Mom were married in October of 1953. Together they had five girls. All five girls were the apple of his eye. Dad's career consisted of working along side his Dad and his brother Dick at Lemieux's Hardware Store where plumbing and heating was a big part of serving south west Saskatchewan, as well as Lemieux's Ambulance and Lemieux's Funeral. He worked for CP Rail for a while, then returned to the family business. Soon Lemieux's added the Ponteix Hotel and dad became the sole owner in 1964, eventually selling in 1978 and focused his attention to the Funeral Home, a position he took with great pride for over 65 years. He served on Town Council for approximately 20 years. Dad was an avid hockey player and loved playing for his Ponteix Penguins and made a name for himself in the Southwest Hockey Leagues. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his friends. Camping soon became a part of his life, with camping trips across western Canada. In 1980 Dad and Mom purchased a cabin at Cypress Hills Park where they spent a lot of time over the past 40 years. He loved traveling to the Bahamas in the winter, it was his getaway. Papa, as he was known to his great grandchildren, enjoyed watching them in their sports and was one of their biggest fans. This past year in the Foyer, Dad developed a love of birds and spent many hours watching them in the garden and through his bedroom window. Dad was hard working, loving, dedicated, and compassionate man. He was our Rock and glue that held us together. He was a son, a brother, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and dear friend. He will be deeply missed. Donations can be made to the Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home, 428 2nd Ave. Ponteix, Sask. S0N 1Z0. Lemieux's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-625-3925 or visit our website at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family on our tribute wall.
Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home
428 2nd Ave., Ponteix SK S0N 1Z0