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Born: Dec 10, 1944

Date of Passing: Oct 04, 2021

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December 10, 1944 - October 4, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ernest "Ernie" Carrière, at the age of 76.
Ernie was born on December 10, 1944, and grew up and went to school in St. Adolphe, Manitoba. On May 21, 1966, Ernie married Gloria Andrechuk and started a family in Winnipeg.
Upon his graduation from civil engineering at the University of Manitoba, Ernie accepted a position with the City of Winnipeg, retiring after 40 years of service in 2007. Ernie and Gloria raised their four sons in Windsor Park and spent a lot of time at their cottage in Petersfield.
Ernie was predeceased by his father Charles, mother Rose-Anna, brother André, and grandson Alexander.
He leaves behind his wife Gloria and his four sons: Leslie (Elizabeth) of La Salle, Manitoba and children, James and Katherine; Darryl (Lori-Ellen) of Kelowna, British Columbia and children, Dane and Kelsey; Clifford (Cheri-Lee) of Fort Frances, Ontario and children, Caelan and Emily (mother Lori-Ann); and Kevin of Petersfield, Manitoba and children, Madison and Charles (mother Theressa). He is also survived by his sisters, Ellen (Rene) Gratton and family, Eveline (Armand) Lévesque and family, Huguette (Marc) Phaneuf and family, and his sister-in-law Joy Carrière and family,
Ernie's cremains were laid to rest at the Saint Boniface Cemetery at a graveside service held on October 8, 2021, with Father Armand Le Gal presiding.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I knew Ernie for many years and in several ways, going back to the 1970's. During the 1970's and 80's, I was a Community Clerk with the City, and Ernie would often appear at public hearings for new developments, representing the City's interests. I also knew Ernie through curling with the Civic Employees Curling League at the Heather Curling Club. As well, we attended Continuing Education at the University of Manitoba, along with Ingi Ingaldson. Several times after work was done, whatever the task might have been, we set out to "play" enjoying Ernie's company over a few beers. I retired before Ernie, and did not have the opportunity to see him again after I left. I was sorry to learn of Ernie's demise, and offer my condolences to his wife Gloria, and to his family, during this difficult time. - Posted by: Douglas King (Friend & former Co-Worker) on: Nov 01, 2021

  • Ernie was a tremendous citizen and public servant. It was an honour to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him at the City. He was a person of great integrity and character, who always looked after the best interests of the City for the good of its citizens. As someone who knew development and development processes and procedures, Ernie applied that extensive knowledge toward bettering our City, which made a real difference in community after community. He worked with elected officials, citizens and the private sector to make development happen, but more importantly, to facilitate improvements in the quality of life of our citizens. Many of these accomplishments went unnoticed or were considered, a given, which however, is not accurate. Without Ernie‚Äôs knowledge and expertise, improvements now taken for granted would have never occurred! Ernie, Thank you for your service to our City, my friend. It was an honour, as a young Councillor, to have had the opportunity to work with you and to learn. My sincere condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Russ Wyatt (Friend ) on: Oct 13, 2021

  • I first met Ernie in the early 1970's at the City of Winnipeg and I recall that one of our developments was the first one he dealt with in North Kildonan. I had the privilege of working with Ernie on many more projects after that until his retirement from the City and remember attending his retirement celebration. Ernie was fair and a person of integrity . My most sincere condolences to his wife, Gloria and his family. We grieve but not as those without Hope....John Wiebe ( Kelowna ) - Posted by: John Wiebe (Business Relaionship) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • We are sorry to hear that Ernie has passed He will be missed but always remembered with the warmest of thoughts Prayers and our condolences to Gloria and family and so many friends You are loved xox - Posted by: Jim Robbins (Karen ) (Neighbor and friends ) on: Oct 09, 2021

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