Ernst “Ernie” Göran Westlund passed away peacefully at Lady Minto Hospital on April 24th after a few weeks of serious illness and many years of physical decline. Ernie was a pioneer in computer programming, consulting, and technical writing in his homeland Sweden. He emigrated in 2004 and became a proud Canadian citizen and Salt Spring Island resident. He loved island life and with his camera captured many amazing flowers in the Brinkworthy neighbourhood. Ernie is survived by his wife Maria Westlund, his adoptive daughter Annika Lund with family Geoff and Kai Fishleigh, his former son-in-law David Norget with family Tisha Boulter, Simon Boulter and Amelia Norget and in Sweden his daughters Åsa Tamm and granddaughter Clara Tamm and Anna-Karin Rosman and grandson Todd Barker as well as his brothers Börje Westlund with wife Hedda Jonäng and Håkan Westlund with wife Marianne Westlund.
At Ernie’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choosing. The family would like to extend our warmest thanks to the whole staff team at the Lady Minto Hospital for their amazing care and