Ernest  Van Der Zyl

Obituary of Ernest Van Der Zyl

Ernest entered into his Lord's rest at St. Joseph's LifeCare Centre on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:15 am, in his 82nd year. He served the Lord all of his life and was very much involved in volunteering at the local Hospitals and other local organizations.  Beloved husband of Mirella (nee: Coacci) for 51 years.  Loving father of Erin (Gerry) Richard, Willem and Giselle (Kevin) Goldrup. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 sisters Johanna and Liesje Jansen. He was a faithful worker at Fischer Scientific Ltd for 27 years and, after retirement, served as a school crossing guard for 11 years where he got to know many of the children and parents. Ernest was also a faithful member of Queensway Baptist Church, helping in the congregation with many activities.  A Celebration of Ernest's life will be held in the chapel at the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue on Sunday, November 29th at 2 p.m.  Cremation has taken place. Donations to World Vision would be appreciated. Condolences, donations and a live funeral web-cast are available online at A tree will be planted in memory of Ernest in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. Due to Covid 19, attendance is limited and face coverings are required. Please contact the family if you would like to attend in person.

Service Information

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre
88 Brant Avenue
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Interment Information

Mount Hope Cemetery
169 Charing Cross St.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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