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Obituary for Nelson Eli Ernest

Nelson Eli Ernest of Brockton Passed away, surrounded by family on Thursday November 2, 2023, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, in his 94th year.

Loving Husband of 66 years to Lois (Proud) Ernest, devoted father of Randy (Gerry) Ernest of Brockton, and Barry (Gail) Ernest of Waterloo. Cherished Grandfather of Jacqueline, Katlyn, Michael, Devon, and Travis. He will be missed by his Brothers Bruce of Perry Sound and Earl of Hanover, brother-in-law Art (Lorraine) Proud of Kitchener, sisters-in-law Edith (Bob) McTaggart of London and Marlene Proud of Thunder Bay, and many nieces and nephews.

Nelson was born on his family farm in the former Township of Brant and farmed less then a mile from where he grew up. With the help of his son and daughter in law, Randy and Gerry and their children raised a fine heard of Nelson’s prized Limousin beef cows. He had a passion for farming and his Ford 3000 and 5600 tractors. Nelson enjoyed going out to check his cows, telling stories of his youth, and his 6 years of working at Schneider’s in Kitchener. He made a large impact on his neighborhood and will be missed by all that knew him.

Nelson is predeceased by his daughter Judy (Keith) McClement, siblings Lloyd (Shirley), Ruth (Robert) Rush, Dorothy Locking, Donald Ernest, Brother-in-law Elgin Proud, sisters-in-law Audrey Ernest, Delza Hunt, Stella (Howard) Locking, and parents Harold and Christina (nee Goetz) Ernest.

Friends and relatives are invited for visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Cameron’s in Walkerton. Connie Weber officiating. Reception to follow.

Interment in Walkerton Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart & Stroke would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be made at