Ernest Malacko Tribute Fund
1924 ~ 2013
Ernest Malacko, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2013. Beloved husband to Frances Malacko and father to Marilyn, Penny (Alfie Krol), Stuart, Brian and Murray (Barbara).
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Ernie as most knew him, was born Nov.18, 1924 to John and Angela Malacko. He was the eldest brother to Jim, Ed, Gerry, Dick, Leona, Jean and Doreen. He served in the First Hussars 6th Canadian Armoured Div. in WWII and represented Canada in France, Belgium and Holland.
He married the love of his life, Frances Ferguson, in 1948. Together they lived a full and happy life on Dieppe Blvd for over 60 years.
Ernie was very active in the community throughout his life; a member of the Southminster United Church, General Stewart Legion and Masonic North Star Lodge, and, assisted at the soup kitchen. He worked for CP Rail Express for 42 years and retired in 1984.
He was fond of visiting friends and keeping them in good spirits with his sense of humour, and spending time at his Tie Lake cabin. He is survived by his wife, children, eight grandchildren (Darcy, Carrie, Lara, Vanessa, Gillian, Elana, Brendan, Kerryn) and 13 great-grandchildren.
Many thanks to Dr. E. Janzen and his staff for the excellent care they provided for so many years. Special thanks to Jennifer and Marcie at the Lethbridge Regional Heart Function Clinic for such personal care. Thanks to Dr. Villar and the nurses of 4C for their compassion.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart Function Clinic at the Chinook Regional Hospital, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011- 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge.
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