Ervin was born on December 6, 1940 to Joseph and Viola (nee Hill) Jaeb on the family farm east of Burton Lake, north of Humboldt. Born with cerebral palsy, Ervin found it difficult to walk any distance and his early schooling was by correspondence, and continued in Burton Lake, St. Henry’s in Marysburg, and later in business college in Saskatoon. He spent a number of years at the Rehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities in Saskatoon but his disability never slowed him down, he was known to be strong willed and motivated. Some called him ‘eagle-eyes’ because he could spot anything before everyone else! In October 1963, Ervin began to work at Lone Star Auto Electric in Saskatoon and he returned to Humboldt to work as a bookkeeper early the next year. By June 1972, he joined forces with Norbert Kaiser and started Colony-Pontiac Buick. After his stroke in 1995, Ervin eventually decided to sell his interest in the business, doing so in June 1997. Amidst his work, Ervin made time for family and married Marlene Roettger Frank on June 18, 1977, and welcomed her two daughters, Jacalyn and Carla into his life. A man of many talents, he served on many different boards, including the Humboldt Credit Union for nine years, and the Humboldt & District Motor Dealer’s Association. Baseball was a great passion for Ervin and he was involved in the Marysburg and Humboldt clubs. Curling, fishing and camping at Lucien Lake were pastimes he enjoyed, but most of all he was glad to have time to relax during his retirement, as he said, “Marlene spends a lot of spare time babysitting kids and I enjoy going for coffee at Colony and doing as little as possible.” Ervin was a loving, caring husband, father, and grandfather to what he called, his ‘ready-made’ family. Due to his declining health, Ervin moved to St. Mary’s Villa in 2018 and felt it was a second home. He held the staff in high regard and was quick to share a joke or one-liner, and they were very fond of him as well.