Suddenly, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 of St. Joseph, and formerly of Germany in his 69th year. Husband of Christa (Rupp) Ihrig for 48 years. Dear father of Frank and Liz of St. Joseph, and Eric and Lauren of Warwick Township. Loving opa to Sebastian and Frankie Lenore. Adored son of Elisabeth (Flath) Ihrig and the late Ernst Ihrig. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Traudel and Albert Hoffart, and Erika and Hans Greif all of Germany. Loving uncle to Timo, Melanie, Sabrina and their families. Predeceased by his daughter Carmen (1976).
Ernst will be remembered for his love of music and spending time with family and friends, and for realizing his and Christa’s dream of moving to Canada to open a business, which combined their passion for hospitality with his love of Hanoverian horses. Appropriately, Ernst’s farewell gathering will take place within the walls of the buildings in which he has worn so many hats over the last 35 years.
Friends are invited to gather at the Coach House at Hessenland Inn, 72981 Bluewater Highway, Zurich on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM for a memorial service at 11 AM with Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating. Open reception to follow at 12 noon. Private family interment at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements.