Reverend Ernest Lawrence Schibli
January 5, 1940-November 12, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Ernest Schibli at St. Anne’s Hospital on November 12, 2020 at age 80 of Alzheimers. He was the beloved son of the late Ernest Karl Schibli and Dorothea Schibli; brother to Robert (Dawn) and Paul (Anne); uncle to Kimberley, Daniel, Michael, Heather, Lori and Kylie; and cousin to extended families from the Toronto area, Peterborough and Switzerland.
Ernie was ordained a diocesan priest in Montreal in 1964. He dedicated his life ministering to his parishioners of several Montreal parishes and most recently at St. Edward the Confessor Mission for 18 years. A founding member of The Social Justice Committee of Montreal in 1975 (renamed Social Justice Connection), he remained in a leadership role up until a few years ago.
During that time he took countless trips to Central America to support and be in solidarity with those struggling with hostilities and poverty. At home, he worked tirelessly to promote understanding of the causes of poverty and marginalization. He was a good friend to the Salvadoran community in Montreal. Ernie was a kind, dedicated, passionate and humble man.
We’d like to thank the staff of The Lakeshore General Hospital and St. Anne’s Hospital (T4) and all those who prayed, visited and cared for Ernie, especially to Ann Marie Di Michele, a close friend and colleague of Ernie’s who has been there for Ernie and faithfully cared for him through his most difficult and challenging time of his life. Fr. Ernie Schibli will be sorely missed.
Fr. Schibli’s visitation will take place at St. Edward the Confessor Mission, 98 Aurora, Pointe-Claire, H9R 3G7 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. A liturgy will be held at 8:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 19 at 11 a.m., followed by the burial at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.
Due to the pandemic regulations, only 25 people will have access to the sanctuary at the same time, and 25 in the south wing. The funeral mass and the burial by invitation only. The funeral mass will be live streamed: https://www.twitch.tv/stedwardtheconfessor/schedule
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).