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Ervin, Lorne Otis

Lorne Ervin of Calgary, passed away peacefully, at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, April 9, 2004 at the age of 75 years, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, with his son, daughter, and other members of his loving family by his side.

Lorne was born on January 16, 1929 in Perdue, SK, the family later moved to Nipawin, SK where he met Mary Boyle, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Lorne and Mary were married on September 21, 1955 in Nipawin, SK and later moved to Calgary, where he was very proud to call home. After his wife died he devoted his life to his children. Lorne was a man with a kind heart and gentle nature who loved walks with his dog and spending time with his granddaughter. He enjoyed travelling and spending time on Salt Spring Island, BC with his family. He also loved golfing and spending time at the Legion with his friends. His laid back style and attitude made him never one to complain, and was always willing to extend a helping hand. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed by all dearly. Thank you DAD for being the best dad, and being such a special part of our lives that we will always cherish and never forget.

He is survived by his two children Kevin and Linda (Brad) Miller and his only granddaughter Tiana; sisters Merilyn (Ian) MacAlpine of Abbotsford, BC, Carol (Bill) Webb of St. Albert, AB; and brothers, Arnold (Joyce) Ervin of Lethbridge, AB, and Barry (Donna) Ervin of Brampton, ON, brother-in-law Clinton Reynolds of Calgary, AB, sister-in-law Sadie Burns of Glasgow, Scotland; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his many good friends and wonderful neighbours. Lorne was predeceased by his loving wife Mary on December 23, 1981, his parents Otis and Geneva, brother and sister-in-law Laverne and Shirley Ervin, and sister-in-law Margaret Reynolds.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Linda and Kevin would like to thank everyone that helped them and supported them during this difficult time, family, close friends, and great neighbours. To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433, or to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 – 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6 Telephone: (403) 250-7722 ext. 309

In living memory of Lorne Ervin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.

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