Ernest William "Ernie" Hingley
1925 - 2022
Ernest William "Ernie" Hingley
Visitation Information
May 9, 2022
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment
Burial Location
Kemptown United Church Cemetery
Requested Charity
Kemptown United Church Cemetery, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Building Fund) or Colchester SPCA
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Ernest William "Ernie" Hingley – 97, Salmon River, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Kemptown, he was a son of the late William and Susan (MacCabe) Hingley.

Ernie was a veteran of the Second World War and served overseas in Sicily, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was a life-member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, where he also worked on the building committee for many years and was also a member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge 112. Ernie owned and operated E.W. Hingley Construction Ltd. for 65 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed moose hunting, fishing and traveling. He had a soft spot in his heart for his K-9 companion and best friend, Maggie.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Higgins); daughter, Virginia Hingley (Marlene Wells), Truro; grandsons, Kevin Hagell (Dana), British Columbia; Scott Hagell, Truro; step-daughter, Paula (Kristopher) Sadlier, Economy; step-sons, Jody Gorman (Tina), North River; Randy (Edith) Gorman, Vancouver, British Columbia; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Gorman, Truro; Brooke (Matthew) Vance, Truro; Tyler Gorman, Truro; Summer Sadlier, Economy; sister, Maxine Shearer, Truro; brothers, Robert (Pat) Hingley, Salmon River; Laurie (Carol) Hingley, Wellington, Halifax County; sisters-in-law, Grace Hingley, Wilma Hingley, Salmon River; many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Marjorie, Muriel, Annie, Bertha, Eileen, Norma; brothers, Parker,  Russell, Preston, Ronnie, Flemming, Earl.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Trevor Locke and all of the staff at Wynn Park Villa who cared for Ernie over the past three years.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Ernie’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2022. Fellowship Masonic Lodge 112 will conduct a service at 5 p.m., Monday, May 9, followed by a Legion Tribute Service at 5:30 pm that will be conducted by Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. Private interment will be held in Kemptown United Church Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Ernie’s memory to Kemptown United Church Cemetery, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Building Fund) or Colchester SPCA are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ernie’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

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