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Ernest (Ernie) Alexander George Gaw
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 7, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of passing: Dec 21, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Let the great memories of Ernest (Ernie) be with us forever. His strength and wisdom and love has touched us all and made each of us a better human being. PLEASE add your own pictures and special memories of Ernie to this legacy, for all to read.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ernest (Ernie) Gaw, 77, born on July 7, 1937 and passed away on December 21, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mark Kovalsky on 7th July 2016

"Ernie - I never had the privilege of meeting you but you certainly live on through your fine son Scott who I am proud to call a younger brother. Your memories are FOREVER"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 7th July 2016

"2016-07-07 Happy Birthday Bro... If the rain stops long enough today, I'll be up to visit, we'll share a few memories, and maybe a Fireball... Missed celebrating your Birthday on the Canada Day week end like we did so many times, courtesy of Scott, and all the friends and family that made it an annual tradition... BUT, I was thinking of you. Thanks for a lifetime of incredibly GREAT memories..  Eld."

This tribute was added by Lyn Nicholas on 7th July 2015

"There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts. I wish you were here to give you a big Birthday hug.  However, you have left me with many wonderful memories that I cherish, and I thank you for that.
Love Lyn"

This tribute was added by Scott Gaw on 7th July 2015

"Happy birthday Dad, Today would have been 78. We all miss you and wishing you were her to enjoy this beautiful morning."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 19th January 2015

"January-10-15

Sorry for your loss Eldon and family.
May your memories of love and laughter carry you through this difficult time.
Jesus cares for you and is praying for each of you.
Love in Christ
Bill

Bill Cassidy,

Nepean, Ontario
(From Tributes, Ottawa Citizen)"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 19th January 2015

"January-11-15
Our sincere condolences.
Barry, Marcella, Barbara Bell from Westhaven Cres. (Marjorie St.)
  

Marcella Bell,

Ottawa, Ontario

(From tributes Ottawa Citizen )

Contact me"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 19th January 2015

"January-12-15
Cory, Scott and family,
Condolences on the passing of your Dad. I remember him fondly from my days at the farm in Pakenham.
Cheryl Scott

cheryl scott,

riverview, New Brunswick

(|from tributes, Ottawa Citizen)"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 19th January 2015

"January-13-15
Eldon - so sorry for your loss my friend.

Michael Cullinan,

Orleans, Ontario

(From tributes Ottawa Citizen)"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 19th January 2015

"January-16-15

To Scott and Cory :

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, I have great memories of his kindness when we would visit in pakenham . Keep him in your heart and your memories
Love Debbie Halan ziereisen your cousin

Debra Halan ziereisen,

Greely, Ontario

(from tributes  Ottawa Citizen)"

This tribute was added by Mark Kovalsky on 12th January 2015

"Scott and Family

Never had the  privilege of meeting Ernie but can certainly see from all the tributes he was one "hell" of a man and know he will be fondly remembered forever

Mark and Donna Kovalsky"

This tribute was added by Mitch Eddie on 11th January 2015

"Dear Cory and family,
We are sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest condolences.
Sincerely Mitch and Lorraine Eddie - Arnprior

(former employees of R.L. Crain)"

This tribute was added by Ryan Love on 11th January 2015

"Ernie was a great man and great fun the few times I met him. Hope you and the family are doing alright these days.

Ryan"

This tribute was added by Jenn Balzamo Littlemore on 11th January 2015

"Scott and the Gaw family, our thoughts and condolences are with you during this difficult time.

Jenn & Jeff Littlemore"

This tribute was added by Jill Few on 10th January 2015

"To Eldon,Carol and all the Gaw Family.My deepest sympathies on the loss of a very special person.I will miss his quiet humour and gentleness.He was one of a kind and I shall always remember the times shared with him.Rest in peace Ernie my friend."

This tribute was added by Florence Russell on 10th January 2015

"My heart goes out to the family and friends of Ernie.  May all the memories of great times together bring you comfort.  He will be missed...he was a very special person."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Antle on 9th January 2015

"Hi Scott and family. Ernie will always be in my memories for being the easy going, easy to talk to person who actually listened with interest whether you saw him last week, last year or even longer. I enjoyed every minute shared in conversation with a very special person who will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Carol Gaw on 8th January 2015

"Hi Eldon and Carol,

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother/brother-in-law and to your extended families, our thoughts are with you at this time.​

Karen and Bob."

This tribute was added by Ric Olivieri on 8th January 2015

"Very sorry  for your loss. Ric and eunice"

This tribute was added by Jean Voth on 8th January 2015

"I am sorry for your loss Scott. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times."

This tribute was added by Barry Boyd on 7th January 2015

"Sorry for you loss, Scott.  Please accept our condolences."

This tribute was added by corrine Ogilvie on 6th January 2015

"There are people who come into our lives with quiet serene personalities. Ernie cared, listened and often had a sharp zinger of humour to add, if you listened for it - so very similar to his dad. Ernie was a wonderful man, who, as we read through the stories and memories, touched many people. May your love live on through those who knew and cared for you.
Love, Corrine, Kevin, Chelsea, Alyssa, Annika and Michael"

This tribute was added by Tim Hood on 5th January 2015

"Our condolences to the Gaw family.  Ern will be missed at the camp.

Tim, Nancy and Lucas"

This tribute was added by Bill Jackson on 4th January 2015

"Our deepest sympathy's to the whole Gaw family.

Ernie, May you forever more track that massive Bull through the  Mattawa hills and when you get tired of that Con.12 has a few big 14 pointers! When I hear a gun bark I know you are watching. Thanks for the memories.

The Jackson's"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, I did have the privilege to meet him at your birthday party in Bells corners.

We are thinking of you.

Mike A. & family"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Scott, and family,.
I feel very grateful to have known Ernie and his good days. He has left a lot of great memories.
If there are mice in heaven they better take cover.
Please keep me posted thank you so much.
Rick V. and Family"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Carol and Eldon

Sorry to hear about your brother, I'm sure he is at peace now.

Roger, Danielle and Family"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Scott, Phyllis, Lyn and Eldon, I am so sorry for you and the family about Ernie's passing.  I guess it is the best for everybody but still it hurts a lot.  I have so many good memories of Ernie and will think of him forever. I am spending time with my adult family during Christmas.  This reminds me to think so much about gratitude and I know I am a lucky man.  
I hope you all get strength through all this.  Thank you for letting me know about Ernie.
Thank you,
John D."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Oh Eldon and Carol,
My sincere sympathy to hear the news
I know that you loved each other very much & were very close
You talked of him fondly
Sincerely
Carol A."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hi Eldon:
Our deepest condolences to you and your family!  
So very sorry to hear about Ernie!  There never is a good time, but it is especially even sadder when we happen to lose a loved one at Christmas.

Sending hugs and wishing you a Merry Christmas dear friend,

Love , Donna and Len"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Dear Eld, our sincerest condolences.

Regrettably we are in an age where these things happen, from your description of his health it may have been a blessing for him.

May he rest in peace.

Erwin and Rosemarie"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Eldon...my condolences to both you and Scott on the loss of your brother Ernie .
There's never a good time for these losses ,especially during Christmas season .

Take care
Bob and Sharon C."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hi Eldon

Am so sorry to hear this. I think it's a little harder when things like this happen at Christmas.

Thinking of you.
Pam and Paul"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"My sympathy and condolences, Eldon.

I've been down a similar path in the last month with my father-in-law passing in late November.  He, too, was battling Alzheimer's.

Ian"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hi Eldon,

Sorry to hear the news about Ernie.  Our condolences.

Sincerely,

Ted & Barb"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"So sorry Eldon. Always sad to lose a loved one but especially difficult at Christmas time.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Love, Marg B."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hi Eldon

So sorry to learn of the loss of your brother .....
Sounds like he had quite a battle with this disease
Gives us all an opportunity to take an account of our good fortunes and to be grateful for our many blessings

Warmest regards at this time

Larry and Stephanie"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Oh dear Eldon – I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sending you my sincerest condolences and  a big hug.

Anna V."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Dear Carol and Eldon,

Roy and I are so sorry to hear your sad news about Ernie.  Words are so inadequate but I hope your good memories of Ernie will help you all through this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Sally and Roy"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Eldon and Carol, We are very sorry to hear this news about your brother, and wish to send you  our condolences.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time, especially so close to Christmas.  
Jim and Wilma"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hi Eldon,

My deepest condolences at the passing of your brother.  Hold your memories close and tell them often...

Mary."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Hello Eld,
I am very very sorry to hear about your brother passing away.
I can never find the right words of sympathy at times like this, however,  I do want you to know that Sharon's and our thoughts and prayers are with you and Carol and the rest of the families.

Talk to you soon.

Bob G."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing, Eldon.  My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Michelle White,  from BBC."

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Scott, Eldon and Family:

Marge and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families on the loss of your father and brother. He was a remarkable man and will long be remembered for his generous and caring nature. I knew him best through hunting. He was a man that I thoroughly enjoyed being with because of his love and knowledge of the outdoors. A man who you would like to be with if some unfortunate or unexpected incident happened. He has been a friend to me for well over forty years. That’s more than half a lifetime. I will miss him too.

Dick and Marge Coleman"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Eldon, we are so very sorry to hear about Ernie.  Our love and prayers to you and the rest of the familly.

Ellen and Gerry"

This tribute was added by Eldon Gaw on 3rd January 2015

"Our deepest sympathy to you, Eldon and Carol, and his family on his brothers passing.  Very sad anytime but especially at this time of the year.

Love Wally & Mabel"

This tribute was added by Chris Howell on 3rd January 2015

"Our condolences on the loss of a great man who was always so gracious to us.  He will be missed.

The Howell Family"

This tribute was added by Brian King on 3rd January 2015

"There are some people in this world that we meet and right away we know that they are special.  I felt this about Ern right from the beginning  he had a wisdom about him that was undeniable  and a strength that just shone through.  He will be remembered forever in my heart.  My deepest sympathy to his family and to his friends.
         With love,
                   Brian"


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