Ernest Cunningham

Public Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wallace Funeral Home
34 Sunnyside Dr
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wallace Community Chapel
34 Sunnyside Dr.
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Ernest Cunningham


The family of Ernest Cunningham is sad to announce the passing of their father "Ernie" on October 6, 2018 at the Sussex Health Center after a short illness.


Ernest was born June 25, 1922 in Cedar Camp, Kings County, NB to William Henry Cunningham and Rachel Caroline (Chambers) Cunningham. He is survived by his current wife Phyllis (Forsythe) Barton/Shay - Cunningham; sons William and (Orith) Isreal of Jerusalem, Johannes "Jack" and (Pam) Cunningham of Saint John, Ron and (Eva) Cunningham of Springfield; daughter Nancy and (John) Adams of New Line; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; brother Harvey and wife Janet in Maine; sister Elizabeth and (Denise) Cormier; sisters-in-law in the Netherlands - Cornelia Lokers and Cornelia V.D. Hollander-Korteweg.


He was predeceased by his parents, first wife Johanna Adrianna (Korteweg) Cunningham on October 11, 2002; half brothers Bob (Florence)Cunningham, Alton and (Jean)Cunningham; half-sister Dolly (Leigh) Collupy and baby sister Lillian Cunningham; brothers Asa and (Louise) Cunningham, Earl and (Joan) Cunningham; sisters Marion (Bob) Mason, Evelyn and (Bruce) McInerney.


Dad was part of the Ordinance Corp. during WWII who served in Belgium, Holland, France, England.  During time in Holland he met mom while picking up laundry that her mother (Oma) did for the troops.  On Nov 14, 1945 mom and dad were married in the Netherlands and mom was the first Dutch war bride to come to Kings County, NB after the war.  After the war dad drove truck, worked in the woods and was a heavy equipment and crane operator.  In about June 1968 mom and dad moved to the farm in Springfield where dad was a farmer until retirement.  After retirement they moved to the Sussex area and them back to Springfield and back to Sussex after mom passed away. Dad always enjoyed playing 45's and for years he would travel the country side playing cards.  I think he went for the lunches as he always had a great appetite.  He mentioned one time that Smith Creek and lovely Washington pies. Dad was a legion member and a member of the Belleisle Seniors.


We would like to thank all of the home care workers who helped dad over the years and to the Nurses and Doctor who took care of him.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176) from where visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 4 to 7pm.  The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00am from Wallace Community Chapel.  The interment will in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Sussex Corner.


If you are considering making a memorial donation the family has recommended Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Sussex Corner or to the charity of your choice.  Condolences to the family and donations may be made through


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