Erwin Breu, beloved husband and father passed away in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 after a valiant twenty-four year struggle with heart disease.
Erwin was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, son of Fred and Flora (nee Anttila), and grew up in Marathon, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, he was employed by Canadian Pacific Railway, working on the engineering side of the company until his early retirement at sixty.
Erwin is survived by his beloved wife Dinah (nee Inge); dear son David (Sarah); brothers, Karl (Diane), John (Bernie); and sister-in-law Elizabeth (Gary) and her son John; nephews, Oliver and Aaron (Krista); nieces, Merrell-Ann (Anne) and Reegan (Larin); and by great-nephew Alex Bill
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (7 Sunmills Green S.E.) on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Heart & Lung Institute, 178 – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V6, www.helpstpauls.com or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Erwin Breu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences