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Ernie Wan – Passed Away on 14 February 2023 – Aged 82 years

16 Feb 23
Peter Bull

This news that has been provided by John Hibbard is very sad news indeed.

Hello family and friends of Ernie Wan

It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Ernie Wan passed away on 14 February 2023 at Hornsby Hospital aged 82. His wife Trish, and children Marina and Steven were by his side in his final hours and he passed peacefully due to complications of pancreatitis. Ernie had a great love for his family in Hong Kong and Australia, and his global network of friends and colleagues were very important to him. For all his accomplishments in life and business, his greatest love was for his grandchildren Charlotte, Patrick, Cooper and Isla, who will greatly miss his vibrant and playful energy.

A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held on Thursday 23 February at 1pm in The South Chapel – Northern Suburbs Crematorium. 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW, Australia

For those unable to attend in person the service will be live streamed and available for later viewing.


A wake will be held at Steven & Sara-Jane’s home from 2:30pm at 20 Johnston Crescent, Lane Cove North. If you would like to attend the wake please RSVP to by Tuesday 21 February for catering purposes.

Warm regards,

Trish, Marina and Steven




  1. Peter Bull February 16, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    This is very sad news indeed.

    I worked for Ernie in the Quality of Service Section on 10th Floor ANZ Building in Martin Place (Sydney). QoS was the first place in which I worked when I came out of training in 1975. Ernie was a real gentleman. A nicer guy you will never meet. As far as I am aware everybody respected him and valued his opinion.

    Ernie was a very good manager. He had a way of making everyone feel that their contribution was valued and appreciated. He will be sadly missed.

    May He Rest In Peace.

    Peter Bull

  2. Peter Bull February 16, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Such sad sad news. I can’t believe this.

    Ernie was such a great person and mentored and friended so many in Australia and around the world.

    John Currie

  3. Peter Bull February 17, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Apart from several encounters at OTC between Ernie on myself on various projects, my late wife Marcia taught Ernie’s daughter Marina at Cheltenham Girls’ High School. So we had a most pleasant extended relationship.

    Please pass on my sincere condolences to the whole family. I will sorely miss the prospect of many future pleasant times together.

    Sincerely Wallace W DONALD

  4. Peter Bull February 17, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Really sorry to hear of Ernie Wan, another really nice guy that was always friendly and willing to help.

    Bill Newman

  5. Peter Bull February 26, 2023 at 10:39 am

    What a great insight to a man that I briefly came in contact with for a very brief moment in time in my early days of OTC – and despite that brief moment I could tell that he was well respected and well connected.

    John Crea

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