December 7, 1948 – November 9, 2022

Ernie Schreiber passed away peacefully with his wife Carol of 51 years and his children by his side. Ernie is survived by his wife Carol Schreiber, daughter Shar Schreiber, son Doug Schreiber, daughter in law Shelley Schreiber, grandsons Braden and Wyatt Biggart, granddaughters Miranda Schreiber, Shaya Schreiber and Jasmine Gervais.

Ernie was a family man, always wanting to be surrounded by his grandchildren. His grandsons would affectionately call him Gramps as his granddaughters would lovingly call him Opa. Ernie loved fishing and camping with his family, taking the quality time with his grandchildren to share in fun memories and to pass down wisdom that would help them navigate life. What Ernie enjoyed the most out of everything was just being surrounded by his family and spending quality time with them.

Ernie spent his life as a Carpenter, Superintendent. He loved to teach his skills and impart his wisdom, whether or not we listened was up to us. He had a wonderful career, being a part of many projects that would turn out to be some of the most known buildings in Calgary.

Cochrane Country Funeral Home –

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On November 11, 2022 at 12:39 pm Kim Balay Said:

    Carol, Shar, Doug and families…
    We have been here before, haven’t we:(? I am so sorry for the loss of another of “the Schreiber Boys” as I always think of them. I picture my dad, Arnold, Ray and George wrapping Ernie in a big bear-hug and saying “Dammit, we didn’t want to see you soon”. I suppose they are “rassling” up there settling some old bet or another
    Love you all,
    Kim, Terry, Spencer and Kevin

  2. On November 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm Connie Mort & Family Said:

    Dear Carol, Shar, Doug & Families
    So sorry & sadened for the Loss of Your Great Guy!!
    Ernie was “one of a Kind”. Loved his laugh & sense of humour.
    He will be missed by so many!! Hugs & Love.

  3. On November 11, 2022 at 4:57 pm Cousin Shane and family Said:

    Aunty Caol, Shar, Doug, and families: Words fail at a time like this, but just know how much we are thinking about you at this very sad and hard time. Uncle Ernie always struck me as the wisest of the Schreiber boys: Ray was tough, George was fearless, Arnold was strong, Fred was smart, Emil is thoughtful, Ernie was wise and patient, and Uncle David is restless and ambitious – the last one out of the house, and determined to show his louder, older brothers that he’s just as smart and tough. Can you imagine what it was like growing up in that house? Can you imagine being Grandma Schreiber having to ride herd on those boys? And looking back now on their lives, can you imagine how lucky they felt, coming from that hardscrabble life to have more than everything they dreamed of? As a very wise man once said, ” we should not mourn that such a man has died, but rather rejoice that they ever lived.”

    RIP Uncle Ernie; I can hear your joyous laugh in the halls of heaven even now.

  4. On November 11, 2022 at 6:06 pm Marlene sprlak Said:

    My condolences to the family. Thinking of all of you

  5. On November 12, 2022 at 7:39 am Kevin Mort Said:

    to my sister Carol and her family. We lost more than a brother in law. We lost a true friend . Ernie was the strength that our family used to grow. RIP Ernie. Love from Kevin & Erin.

  6. On November 13, 2022 at 11:01 am Helen Laackmann Said:

    To Carol & Family,
    Thinking of YOU at this difficult time. Ernie was a fine person. I cherish the memories of the times we had together. Especially our visit last summer. Love, Helen

  7. On November 13, 2022 at 1:13 pm Allen weinhandl Said:

    So sorry to he ar of your loss Carol and family. I have many happy memories from building our houses to pouring gas down gopher holes and lighting it. While Ernie was peeking down another hole and got dirt in his face. He was always a happy soul and I enjoyed our daily commute to Calgary when he was in Sait. Take care.

  8. On November 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm Josie Burden Said:

    To Carol & Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Josie Burden and Family

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