Born on November 15, 1920, in Saskatchewan, Earl Erno was the fourth of seven children of Mitchell and Charlotte Erno. He and his family moved from Bend, Oregon, to Sexsmith AB, arriving by train on April 15, 2025. At the time, the 6 siblings were: Della, Gladys, Elva, Earl, Eldon, and Faye. They settled in the Teepee Creek area where they farmed. Shortly after moving, another baby, Gerald, was born, but sadly he died as an infant. A year later, Jean, the last sibling was born.
The children attended Teepee Creek School, walking two and one half miles from home. They also did janitorial duties after school. Earl and his brother, Eldon, took a contract to whitewash the school’s interior, and to clean the school’s barn. Although the family was poor, they always had ample food which they produced on their farm. Earl joined the forces in WW 2, and he married Beryl Dean from England. They lived in Montreal where a son was born, Glenn Bruce. Another son was Lee Harry. By 1950, when his father died, Earl had moved to Cloverdale BC. Sadly Earl and Beryl’s marriage did not last. Earl moved to Pentiction near the end of his life, where he died at age 76 in 1997. Their son, Glenn Bruce, died at age 39 in 2000 in Abbotsford.
Source: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1149 – name mentioned in War Veterans
Grande Prairie Herald Tribune Aug. 3, 1950 p. 1 c. 8 (#577) – Obituary of Mitchell Erno
Royal BC Geneology site