Ernie Duncan Hershey, 76, of Atikokan, Ontario, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born to parents Louise Greg and Ernest Hershey, on May 30, 1944 in Niagra-On-The-Lake, Ontario.
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Ernie enjoyed the outdoors with his family at their cabin in both summer and winter. He loved fishing, hunting, swimming, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, gardening and wood-working. Ernie was a long-time resident of Atikokan and volunteered with a variety of organizations including the Atikokan General Hospital Board and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (REMAC) Resource Management Advisory Committee.
Ernie met Marlene Stella Hershey (nee Kwasnicia) of Madsen, ON in 1964 and they were married on July 9, 1966 in Red Lake, Ontario. Together they raised two children: Coralyn Jane Warkentin of Atikokan, ON and Crystal Lea Dahl of Millarville, AB.
Ernie is survived by his wife Marlene of Atikokan ON, sister Faithe (Kevin) Swann of St. Catherines ON, sister Linda Thompson of Coquitlam BC, sister Deborah (Greg) Lind of Thunder Bay ON, brother-in-law Philip Kwasnicia of Atikokan ON, daughter Coralyn (Darryl) Warkentin of Atikokan ON, daughter Crystal (Brian) Dahl of Millarville AB, grandson Michael (Becky) Kostynuk of Cranbrook BC, granddaughter Caitlyn (Carson) Davey of Osoyoos BC, grandson Brandon Kostynuk of Osoyoos BC, grandson Cooper Dahl of Millarville AB, great-granddaugthers Mya and Madisyn Kostynuk, great-granddaughter Harper Davey and great-grandson Hudson Davey, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father Louise and Willis Greg of Atikokan ON, father Ernest Hershey of Coquitlam BC, sister Betty Jane White of Sault St. Marie ON, and sister Cheryl (Tim) Fairbairn of Atikokan ON.
The family has entrusted Northridge Funeral Home of Emo, ON with the arrangements and condolences can be left at https://northridgefuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/4485956/Hershey-Ernest/index.php. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atikokan General Hospital Foundation at https://aghospital.on.ca/foundation/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.