1940 - 2019
Passed away peacefully at The Forrest Centre Hospice on Friday 22nd February 2019. Devoted and beloved husband of Mary-Helen. Adored and loving father of Kim Martens-Shaw and Terry Martens and respected and loved father in-law of John Martens-Shaw. Devoted and treasured Papa (Blah Blah) of Duane Martens, Jayde, Kietah and Tristyn Martens-Shaw, and Taleisha Halep and Broden Halep (dec). Loved brother and brother in-law of Marijke & Don McCabe (both dec), Babs & Frank Carulli and Peter & Robyn Martens. Loved and respected by his nieces and nephews. Aged 78 years. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his family, former Army comrades and many friends. A proud member of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam.
A man of extraordinary courage and strength, admired by many, a true gentleman.
To celebrate and give thanks for the life of Ernie a Requiem Mass will be held in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lake Albert Road Kooringal, Wagga Wagga on Tuesday 5th March 2019, commencing at 1.30pm. Relatives, friends and ex-service Personnel (please wear medals) are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of NeuRA will be accepted at the church.