Ernest Stanley Guy Dominey died on January 16, 2019 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland on August 6, 1929, Ernie immigrated with his family to Halifax, Canada in 1944. At 16 he joined the Marine division of Imperial Oil and spent the next ten years on ships carrying oil around the globe—an ideal life for a knowledge-loving young man. It was in Halifax that he met and married his life-long love, Betty MacDougall. The young couple moved to Edmonton in 1956, where Ernie restarted his career at the Imperial Oil Refinery, to retire in 1985.
Ernie and Betty raised a family and lived to see their grandchildren grown. In retirement, they travelled widely. They spent time with family in eastern Canada, went on bird-watching trips, and took many cruises. Theirs was a happy life.
After Betty died in 2015, Ernie carried on valiantly. We knew that he missed her tremendously, but he helped us with our loss, and we helped him with his. Throughout his last illness, Ernie was a model patient.
He loved to go grocery shopping and to find out what the grandchildren were learning and doing. Ernie was a tough old Newfoundlander who never complained about ill health or loneliness. His entire family will always miss him and be grateful for the time spent with our dear Dad and Grandpa.
“In Blackwater Woods”
To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.