Ernest Imbeault |1939 – 2022| Obituary
August 9, 1939 – February 4, 2022
Ernie Imbeault, age 82, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents Edmond and Frances (Silvia) Imbeault, Sr., his sister Nancy Medeiros, his brother Edmond Imbeault Jr., and his grandson Brett LaRose.
He is survived by his beloved wife Janice Imbeault. His children, Ernest Imbeault Jr., Mark Imbeault, Shawn Soderstrom, Erika Jacobson, Dana Chandler, Mandi Imbeault, and Nancy Imbeault. His grandchildren, Teresa, Rocky, Tyler, Tracy, Adeus, Hanaq, Shandel, Skyler, Alexander, Isabella, Sydney, Samuel, and Myles. Janice’s children who loved him, Jeremy Hehn, Cordy Hehn, and Nathan Hehn. Finally, his 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Ernie was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts. He honorably served for 21 years in the United States military both in the Navy and Army, as well as being a Vietnam veteran. He was a master mechanic, owning several successful businesses. Ernie spent many years building and racing his own race cars. A fact that made him look really cool to his children and all of them bragged about. What made Ernie most proud to add to his legacy was the art that he created over the last 20 plus years of his life. It was a passion he lived for. He and his wife Jannie opened an art gallery, Dreams and Legends of the Superstitions, where they displayed and sold one-of-a-kind pieces, made by him and many other local artisans. Ernie was a renowned western style artist, mainly known for his beautiful paintings and dream catchers. Some of his other life’s enjoyments include spending time with his family and pets, singing the oldies, playing poker, watching his New England Patriots, and playing golf.
Ernie never met a stranger. People and animals alike were always immediate “old” friends. He was small in stature, but his impact on the world was larger than life. His presence was so alive, and it mesmerized you. He loved telling jokes and stories and he was a master at it. Even if you heard him tell it before, you were still charmed and laughed with him like it was the first time. His unforgettable voice and laugh will forever be etched into our souls.
In the end, we all become stories. The story of Ernest Imbeault will be remembered for all time, as he will live on through all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.
Ernie’s funeral will be on Wednesday March 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ.”
- Date & Time: 03-09-2022 (10:00 AM)
- Venue: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
- Location: 23029 N Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024