Nantais, Ernie, a resident of Thamesville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 81. Beloved husband of 35 years to Deanna Nantais. Loving father to Michael Nantais (Sue), Susan Wilson, William Marshall, Laura Jean Nevett (Brian Smith). Grandfather to Kara, Kane, Emily, Laura, Jeffrey, William, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Steve and great-grandfather to 11. Survived by his brother Richard Nantais (Julie) of Arizona. At Ernie's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Thamesville Sertoma Club at a later date. Those wishing to leave an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or Thamesville Sertoma. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com.