Mr Ernest Wadey

Ernest Albert Wadey

   4/8/1922    —   20/4/2022


Born the youngest of eight children Ernie’s early years were tough and as were his teens living in London during WW2. His father was killed by a German Flying bomb whilst tending to his horses and carrying out Fire Watching duties. Four of his brothers did not return from Active Service. On the up side he met his wife Lily in a tube station being used as an Air Raid shelter. They went on to be married for 62 years living the majority of them in Loughton Essex. After being discharged from the Army, in which he was cook based with the Royal Fusiliers in Scotland, he mainly did office work and for a number of years was a manager for the Fred Perry clothing company. He and Lily loved to travel especially after their daughters, Lesley and Lynne, left home. They would Holiday in Europe and many times visited their friends Doreen and Frank who had emigrated to New Zealand when they would stop off in Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA in round the world journeys. When Lily passed away in 2004 Ernie sold the family home and moved to Sawbridgeworth to be near his eldest daughter and her family. He continued to travel now with his daughters and son-in-laws. There were trips to Europe and few to New Zealand even when he was in his 90s. The last in 2016 just before he was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. Sadly in the last few years with the progression of the dementia foreign travel was not possible as he became less independent and needed more care. In 2019 he moved to live with Lesley and her husband Brian visiting Lynne and her husband Bob for respite. There was still glimmers of the man he was amid the periods of confusion and mood changes in the last few years with some memory of the full life he had lived but unfortunately he passed away before he could celebrate his 100th Birthday with a rapid decline in his physical condition in the last 2 to 3 weeks. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease. Your donation will help this Society to continue to provide support to not only those who are diagnosed but also those caring for them.



Charity details

Alzheimer's Society

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.

Thanks to your support, Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Whether you’re a fundraiser, donor, partner, or affected by dementia in any way, we’re working with you to build a movement. Inspired by your voices, we’re leading the way in support, society and research.

As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, we are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision - a world without dementia.

Registered Number 296645

Messages of condolence

Dearest Lesley and Brian, Lynne and Bob and family ....With deepest sympathy and much love at the loss of your unique and always treasured father....and our wonderful Uncle Ernie. From your NZ family - Kathryn, Jeremy, Georgina, Andrew, Jamie and Paige.xxxx

Mrs Kathryn Chase

In loving memory of a dear friend and neighbour who was like an uncle to us all. We are grateful for your long and full life and you will be sadly missed by everyone. We hope you are now at peace with your beloved Lily. You will live on in our hearts forever. Jackie, John, Sandra, Albert and families

Mr John Howard

Dear Ernie may you rest in peace Pauline & Ken X

Mrs Pauline Bellamy

It was a pleasure to have known you Ernie. Mary and Martin

Mr & Mrs Martin and Mary Twigg

Service details

Cremation Service

20 May, 2022 12:30

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF

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