Ernest Alfred Paulin, circa 1890, c. G Leitch
Ernest Alfred Paulin, circa 1890, c. G Leitch

This obituary is very interesting for the fact that Ernest had not lived in Victoria, BC for over 20 years, but was merely there visiting his family.  He left his wife and four children behind in Ilford, near London.  The obituary is actually wrong saying that he only had four kids, when in fact he had five surviving children: Harold, Irene, Grace, Norman and Hilda.  Harold was the son who was living in Valparaiso, Chile. 



Victoria Daily Times

November 21, 1912 page 7


Death of EA Pauline


Passed away last night- funeral tomorrow afternoon


The death occurred last night at the Jubilee Hospital of Ernest Alfred Pauline, who was born at Henley-on-Thames, England, had lived in Victoria for eight years prior to his return there about fifteen years ago.  He came out to this country again about ten weeks ago, first going to Bella Bella to visit a brother there in hope of benefiting his health, later returning to Vancouver, where he entered the hospital.  Two days ago he was removed from there to the Jubilee Hospital, this city, where he died.  Mr. Pauline was an accountant by occupation, and is survived by a widow and four children, the eldest of whom, a son, lives in Valparaiso.  He is also survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pauline, of Oak Bay; four brothers, FA Pauline, George Pauline, HW Pauline of this city, and John Pauline of Bella Bella, and seven sisters; Mrs. WF Goodwin, Mrs. Charles F Gardiner, Mrs. George Gardiner, Mrs. DL Hickey, Mrs. Short and Mrs. RH Williams, all of this province; and Mrs. George Lapraik of Oaklands, Calif.  The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2:15 from the residence of Mrs. Goodwin, 1228 Yates Street, and fifteen minutes later from Christ Church Cathedral.  Very Rev Dean Doull officiating.