Obituary of Ernest "Ernie" Paul Scholtz
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SCHOLTZ, Ernest Paul “Ernie”.
After a six-week pitstop in Ernie’s legendary Formula-One race, he crossed the finish line onto the next stage of his life. Surrounded by his family at Sunnybrook Hospital, Ernie passed away peacefully on October 1, 2022 with a Stella Artois chalice filled to the brim and a dish of landjaeger by his side. Dad’s race began on Courtland Avenue in Kitchener in 1954, where he grew to love the meticulous. From motorcycles, to woodworking, to all things home improvement: everything was measured thrice and executed once. As a Mechanical Engineer, Dad loved to understand how things worked, and why things didn’t work by tinkering around in his garage.
Ernie (lovingly known by the family as “Dunk”) leaves behind his four children, Tricia (Kevin, William, Sophia), Dan (Jess), Emma (Kyle) and Laura, and siblings Albert (Jane), Matt (Leni) and Trudy Allensen (Ed). Ernie was a man of service to his extended family – his nieces and nephews, friends, and furry family members. He will join his parents, Emilie and Adalbert, in Heaven. Dad showed his love in many ways through his bone-crushing hugs, constant dad jokes, teaching us his knowledge of all things mechanical, treating loved ones out for a fish and chips dinner, and expertly leading a German polka dance at Oktoberfest.
Ernie’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Parish, 29 Midland Drive., Kitchener on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11am. Interment Woodland Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment in the Parish Life Centre of the church.
A special thank you goes out to the admirable nurses, doctors, volunteers and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto who showed endless compassion, dedication, love, and drive during Dad’s pitstop. The family is forever grateful for their support, guidance, and grace. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to Sunnybrook Hospital which can be arranged through the funeral home www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445 and blood donations to Canadian Blood Services.
We will miss having our speed-dial handyman on standby, but we are eternally grateful for the love and knowledge that Dad gave us our entire lives and for steering us in the right direction. Stay in the fast lane, Dad, and enjoy that cigar and Courvoisier. Dunk’s Garage has closed for business but will forever be open in our hearts.