Please accept my condolences for your loss. please know that Jehovah God never purposed for us to die, nor to experience the pain of losing a loved one in death. To give us comfort and hope He gave His dear son Jesus and many Bible promises. Such as John 5:28-29, which promises that our loved ones who have passed away are in God's memory waiting for His son Jesus to call them back to life! Promising you the hope of seeing your dear Ernest again! What a wonderful time that will be! In time if you would like to know more about God's promises please visit jw.org. Again you have my condolences.