ASHFORD, Ernest John - Passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 71 after a long and heroic fight with pulmonary fibrosis. Ernie was born on April 11, 1943 in Kingston, ON and retired from the travel industry early last year. He leaves behind his beloved wife Carol (nee Yellowlees) of 47 years and is survived by his three children Ernie (Dawn), Andrew (Adrienne) and Heather (Harbir), as well as his very special grandchildren Emily and Matthew. Resting at the NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Ave. (north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1.p.m. Funeral service to be celebrated in the chapel on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ernie's name be made to the Ontario Lung Association (www.on.lung.ca) or the Give 2 Live Campaign at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (416-603-6278 or www.tgwhf.ca). Online condolences may be made at newediukfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 8, 2014