Ernestine Langille (nee Moorehouse)

October 8, 1938 – October 4, 2018
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Ernestine Langille. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Sterling, her daughter Christine (husband Robert, children Ben and Emily), daughter Joan (husband Paul, children Taylor and Kirby), son Raymond (wife Kathy, children Erik and Scott), sister Geraldine (husband Gordon) as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins living both near and far. Ernestine is predeceased by her parents William and Evelyn Moorehouse, as well as her brother William (Bill) Moorehouse.

Ernestine was born and raised in Prince Rupert, attending Conrad Street School and Booth Memorial. In 1958 she met the love of her life Sterling. After graduating high school, working at Miller Bay Hospital, as well as The Bank of Montreal, they were married on May 21st 1960.

Sterling built his new wife a lovely home on Ambrose Ave. where they spent the past 58 years, raising their children and taking care of each other.

Ernestine will always be remembered for the kind words she had for everyone she met. While selling Avon, she always had time for her girls at the Seaplane Base, Coast Guard, Safeway, the Credit Union, and the banks. She was noted to bring in their orders in plain paper bags, so they wouldn’t get in trouble. Often, she snuck a little extra in their order “just because”. Every stray cat in the neighborhood knew which back door to hang out at for an extra treat and she was also known to carry dog biscuits for the local pups. You may not have known Ernestine, but we would be surprised if she hadn’t said “Hi” to you while you were in Prince Rupert.

We would like to invite you over to Ray’s house in the spring, when most of the family can gather to share some memories, have a laugh, share a hug, as well as “a cup of coffee and a cookie” – as Ernestine would say.


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