Ernest Ervin Zinck
Ernest Ervin Zinck passed away on September 2, 2021, at the Valley Regional Hospital. Born on April 22, 1938, in Riverport, Nova Scotia, he was predeceased by his father, Colin Odiah Zinck; mother, Helen Elfreda Crouse; brother, Donald and infant brother Douglas. In 1958 Ernest received his BScH degree in Chemistry from Acadia University and went on to further studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. USA, where he obtained his master’s degree and PhD in Chemistry. In 1963 he moved his family back to Wolfville to teach at Acadia University, where he served terms as department head and Dean of Science. His volunteer work with the Port Williams Volunteer Fire Department, Centre Stage Theatre and online teaching were always important to him. Ernest is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cherie; sons, David and Andrew (Sandy); daughter Jane Berlemont; grandchildren, Megan, Graeme, Emma, Brianna (Duane), Lauren (Nick), Luke; and great-granddaughter, Harper. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will happen at a later date. Donations in memory can be made to the Port Williams Volunteer Fire Department, Centre Stage Theatre, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
"Chemistry, teaching, fire department, and theatre. It was a good life!"