Dr. Ernest Arthur Jarman
Mar 12, 1923 – Mar 16, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Ernest Arthur Jarman at the age of 94.
Ernie was survived by his sister Bea (Jarman) Roche of Australia; his wife of 43 years Vilma, his children Michael (Vicky), Marnie (Bill), Susan (Ted), Steve (Maryanne) and Casey. His 6 grandchildren: James, Aaron, Amy, Christine, Alex and Megan: step grandchildren Ryan and Morgan, Gillian, Julia and Michael; and great grandchildren Darwin, Orion, Ella, Sofia; step great granddaughter Sydney. Ernie was predeceased by his former wife Jane (Braden) Jarman in 2013.
Ernie was born in Lachine Quebec to Ernest James Jarman and Louisa Jane Trott, he moved with his family to Vancouver when he was 5 years old and attended King Edward High School in Vancouver. Ernie served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1943; Acting Surgeon Sub Lieutenant RCA reserve. Ernie left the reserves to attend UBC and then Queen’s Union University in Kingston to graduate from medical school in 1950. Ernie married Janey Lou Ann Braden and they moved to Edmonton AB where Ernie started his medicine practice and they started a family. They then moved to Fort Rae North West Territories, Bralorne BC, Britannia Beach, Surrey BC, Greenwood BC, and then settled on Salt Spring Island in 1960 to open a medical practice in Ganges for almost 40 years before retiring to Victoria in 2000. After moving to Victoria Ernie became an active participant at the new Horizon senor center directing the Seniors Choir and Saints and Swingers Band. Ernie had a love for music (classic, folk and jazz) and was an accomplished piano player (entertaining at many homes while living on Salt Spring). He enjoyed gardening (with a passion for Bonsai trees) and photography. Ernie and Vilma enjoyed traveling together; returning to Vilma’s home country of Sri Lanka, and Mexico for many of the winter months.
Celebration of Life to be announced