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Ernest Albert Gunton

1926 - 2021

Ernest passed away on 7th October 2021 aged 95 years

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  1. Belove Dad and gradnfather, always in our memories.

  2. My dear Uncle Ern. You were much loved – now at peace -and we’re sending all our love to Eva, Charmaine and Ken & families.
    God Bless. Forever in our thoughts and hearts.
    All our love Val, Joe Simon & Fran and Jill and family.

    Valerie Morrall
  3. Grandad,
    We will miss you so much but you are now at peace,
    Love always x

  4. I will miss you grandad and I will miss learning from you and your engineers mind.
    Rest in peace grandad.

  5. Tribute to Ernest Albert Gunton BORN 12 APRIL 1926, passed away 07 OCTOBER 2021 aged 94 years

    Ern was born in 1926 in Weston Super Mare and lived with his sister Hilda, Mother and Father in Ewart road for the early part of his life. He had a keen interest in mechanical items and went to serve an engineering apprenticeship in aviation with Weston Airways. With the outbreak of world war two, he joined the Fleet Air Arm at Portsmouth and joined the repair ship HMS Moray Firth, travelling through the Suez Canal and Port Said on the way to the Far East conflict in the Pacific. The ship turned around and came back when the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Japan surrendered.

    Following the war, he was demobbed from the Navy and went on to work as a licensed aircraft engineer
    in Airwork Blackbushe, British Eagle, and eventually British Airways at Heathrow, where he eventually retired. (This rubbed off and also had a great influence on his son who spent 52 years in the same industry before retiring!)

    During this time he met his beloved wife Eva and celebrated their platinum wedding in August 2021
    after seventy years. He also leaves behind children Ken, Charmaine, grandchildren, Ben, Rebecca, Dominic, Wesley, Elliot, and great-grandchildren Lily and Joshua.

    He was sadly taken from us after a tragic accident this year On behalf of the family I would like to celebrate and give thanks for his life and devotion to us all throughout.


Service Details

Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 - 14:15
Bournemouth Crematorium, Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9HX
AE Jolliffe & Son Funeral Directors
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