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KLOSE, Ernst Ewald Otto   - On Sunday, July 3, 2022, Ernst Klose of Uxbridge passed away quietly and surrounded by loved ones at the age of 89 in the comfort of his home.

Ernst was born on November 28, 1932 in Rügen, Germany.

He was one of nine children born to Gotthelf and Gertrude Klose. He left Germany in 1962 to build a life in Canada. Ernst, with his wife Waltraut, worked tirelessly to build their home and farm from the ground up. Here, they raised their three children and farmed the land over the course of over 50 years.

Ernst was a stoic, soft-spoken, and hardworking man. Owning his own contracting business and tending to his farm in a traditional German homestead-type manner, Ernst showed strength in both body, work ethic, and drive. 

Ernst is survived by his wife Waltraut, his children Paul (Amy), Michael (Melanie), and Katharina; and was Opa to Hannah, Emily, Megan, Tristan, Ben, Madison, and Sydney. He was a beloved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle.

The family would like to thank the staff at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, as well as the nurses, caregivers, and support staff who helped care for Ernst over the past year. Their care allowed for Ernst to spend his remaining year in the house in which he built. Paul, Mike, Katie, and their families would like to acknowledge Waltraut’s patience, strength, and care to Ernst during the final years of his life. 

Arrangements with the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge.