Catharan Margaret Lyla Morgan

b. 6 July 1921, d. 12 May 2002
  • Catharan Margaret Lyla Morgan was born on 6 July 1921 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
  • She married David Samuel Ernst, son of Vorwerk Ernst and Catharine Louise Oelschlager, on 28 June 1944 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: A pretty naval wedding took place June 28 at 3 o'clock in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church when the Rev. James Clarke of Prince Albert united in marriage Catharan Margaret Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan of North Bay, Ontario, and Surg. Lieut. David S. Ernst of H.M.C.S Unicorn, Saskatoon, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. Ernst of Kitchener, Ont. The church was beautifully decorated with deep red and white peonies which formed an effective background for the ceremony. Appropriate bridal music was supplied by Mrs. C. D. Mitchner.
         The bride, who entered on the arm of Dr. W. S. Holmes, was lovely in her wedding gown of white brocaded satin made with fitted bodice, long full skirt with slight train. Her chapel veil hung from a becoming headdress of white and she carried a cascade bouquet of all-white flowers.
         Lieut. Peggy Kidder, W.R.C.N.S., wearing her uniform, was the bride's attendant, while Flt. Lt. Rod Davidsonh, R.C.A.F., was best man. The ushers were Lt. Douglas Snair, R.C.N.V.R., and Sub-Lt. William McQuail, R.C.N.V.R.
         Congratulations were extended to the bridal couple at a charmingly arranged reception held on the terrace lounge at The Bessborough where their mothers assisted in welcoming the guests. Mrs. Morgan was attired in a smart brown and white ensemble while Mrs. Ernst chose turquoise with white accessories.
         Surgeon Lieutenant Ernst and his bride left for a honeymoon at Lake Waskesiu, the bride travelling in a dress of navy blue with front panel of light blue and matching accessories. They will make their home at present in Saskatoon.
  • The Ernst family was photographed in front of their home at 19 Roy Street, about 1958.
  • Health Minister David Dingwall will present Canada Volunteer Award Certificates and Medals of Honour to 23 outstanding Canadian volunteers at a ceremony in Ottawa on June 18, 1996. The Canada Volunteer Award recognizes and encourages the efforts of Canadian volunteers who have made exemplary contributions to the health and social well-being of their communities. . . . Ernst, Catharan Margaret, Waterloo, Ontario -- In 1973, Catharan Ernst turned 18 years of dedication to her son's health condition into the creation of the Celiac Sprue Association of Waterloo Region, the first self-help group for Celiacs in Canada. (Sprue was later changed to Disease). She developed a brochure explaining Celiac disease, and worked for better availability of gluten-free food. Thanks to Mrs. Ernst's fund-raising skills, more chapters were established and the first national meeting of the Canadian Celiac Association was held in 1982. Twenty-three years and 24 Canadian chapters later, Catharan Ernst is still a volunteer.
  • David Samuel Ernst became a widower at her death.
  • Catharan Margaret Lyla Morgan died on 12 May 2002 at age 80 in Waterloo, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada.
  • The following appeared on 14 May 2002 in The Record: Catharan M. Ernst passed away, peacefully, at her residence in Waterloo, on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the age of 80 years. Catharan was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener. She was a Registered Nurse; received the Canada Volunteer Medal and was named a Paul Harris Fellow; Founder of the National Canadian Celiac Association; served as a volunteer for many organizations and was a member of the Granite Club and the K-W Garden Club. Beloved wife of Dr. David Ernst of Waterloo. Survived by her son, David Ernst and his wife Wendy of Burlington; her daughter, Elizabeth Quinn and her husband Gerry of Mississauga; her son Richard Ernst and his wife Christine Fisher of Kitchener and her son, Peter Ernst and his wife Sheila Crowe of Charlottesville, Virginia. Will be sadly missed by 13 loving grandchildren. To celebrate Catharan's life, a memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, (54 Queen St.), Kitchener on Wednesday May 15, 2002 at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Bill Johnston officiating. There will be opportunities for visitation with the family from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church in the Elizabeth Room and following the service in Iona Hall. Cremation has taken place. Donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Canadian Celiac Assocition or the Parkinson Society Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. Waterloo at 745-8445 or through www.ewardrgood.com2.
  • Last Edited: 12 Mar 2016

Family: David Samuel Ernst b. 30 May 1919, d. 24 December 2004