Peacefully on Thursday 3rd December 2020, at Stepping Hill Hospital, Ernest aged 89 years of New Mills. The dearly loved Husband of the late Janet, a much-loved Father of Susan and Jennifer, loving Grandad of Sarah, Ella and Samantha. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered, by all his loving family and friends. Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service is to take place. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, R.N.L.I.