Steele, Ernest J.

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Steele, Ernest J.

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Ernest J. Steele (1918-2002) grew up with five brothers and four sisters on Notre Dame Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island. His father, John Steele, had a barbershop on Water Street and his grandfather, John Steele, Sr., had served as a policeman in the town. Ernest, known as “Ern,” served overseas from 1940-1945 in the Second World War. Upon his return he worked for thirty-five years with the Canadian National ferry service between Borden, PEI and Cape Tormentine, NB. At the time of his retirement he was Chief Steward.


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