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Ernest Gravelle

Ernest Maurice Joseph "Ernie" Gravelle

Sunday, January 17th, 1937 - Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Passed away peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the age of 83. Loving husband of 58 years to Rita Gravelle (nee Roy), beloved father of Carole (Shawn) Smith and David (Johanna) Gravelle. Survived by his grandchildren Adrienne, Adam, Maxine and Ansel, his great-grandchildren Jordyn, Austin, Benjamin, Charlotte, Logan and Aurora, and many nephews and nieces. Beloved brother of Rita Charette, and pre- deceased by Noella Lemay, Shirley Knox, Cecile Brassard, Theresa Beaudoin and Robert Gravelle. Ernie was a loving husband, proud father and playful grandfather. Nothing made him happier than having his family around him. He was a strong-willed man who lived a full and active life. Ernie was born in Callander, Ontario to Eva LeBoeuf. Ernie started working at a very young age and had many different jobs in logging and mining. He worked at Sherman Mine from the time it opened until its closure. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and minnowing in the Temagami area. He was a passionate hockey fan who loved to watch hockey especially when Dave played. He was also an ace curler – a natural skip as he liked to tell people what to do. Ernie will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation has taken place at Lakeview Crematorium in Haileybury, Ontario. Celebration of life will take place at a later date due to Covid-19. Arrangements entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home Haileybury, 705-672-3122. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Online condolences accepted at www.buffamleveille.com.
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Joe Kenney

Posted at 10:26pm
Condolences to Dave and family. Always remember Ernie being present at the Temagami arena. Always smiling, was a great man. Rest In Peace Ernie. Joe Kenney and family.
RK

Ronald and Debra Kitts

Posted at 07:59pm
Sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
Condolences.
Ronald and Debra Kitts
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Evelyn Davies

Posted at 07:32pm
So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing away. Our condolences to Rita and the family. Thinking of all of you during this sad time.
Al and Ev Davies
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Gord Daniels

Posted at 03:55pm
Rita, Carole and David,
So sorry to hear of your loss! I have such fond memories of Ernie! He was always very kind to me! I know you will miss him dearly but I trust you will find comfort in knowing he was such a good man! Take good care!
GR

Gilbert Roy

Posted at 02:45pm
Chère Rita et famille, Nos plus sincères condoléances pour la perte d'Ernie. Nous t'envoyons plein d'Amour!! Gilbert Roy et Diane Côté.
 
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Douglas Bolger Posted at 10:01am

My thoughts and prayers are with Rita and family. Ernie was a good friend and fellow “Lion” while I served as principal of Temagami Public. The Gravelle’s gave me a second home to stay overnight on many occasions. Thanks Ernie for enriching my life. Douglas Bolger
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