It is with full and sad hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Ernest Leroy Nordquist on May 26, 2010 at The Village of Smith Creek, West Kelowna, at the age of 83 years. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Ernest was predeceased by his wife, Frances May (nee Neighbor) Nordquist and he will be remembered by his four children: Dan Nordquist, Lisa Thompson, Jane and Karla Nordquist and his three grandchildren: Dara-Lynn Nordquist and Jesse and Kenya Thompson. Ernie was a passionate educator in British Columbia and an active member of the BCTF. Ernie consistently involved himself in the betterment of each small community he lived in. He was a talented violinist, an enthusiastic pilot, an avid skier and enjoyed sharing music, meals, cards and golf with friends. He was a long time member of Shannon Lake Golf Club. His family would like to express gratitude to his special caregivers, Glen, Marilyn and Evelyn and also the staff at the Village of Smith Creek for the care and support offered to both Ernie and his family. An intimate celebration of Ernie’s life is being planned for later in the summer. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.