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FERCHAU – Carl Kurt

July 12, 1945February 6, 2011

 Carl Ferchau, beloved husband of Frances Ferchau, of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the age of 65 years. 

Carl immigrated to Canada from East Germany and arrived in Quebec City on his birthday, July 12, 1950. He resided with his family in Redcliffe, Alberta.  His next adventure was Calgary, Alberta where he attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and was awarded his Diploma in Petroleum Technology. This is where Carl met his beloved wife and started his family.  Following the oil and gas industry Carl spent many years working in Calgary Airport security. He retired five years ago, but recently kept busy with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.

Carl adored his family and most recently, loved spending time with his grandson Navan and many others, who captured his attention.  Carl had a very inquisitive nature and loved talking with people . He was famous for his stories, loved to laugh and get a reaction out of everyone. 

Carl loved sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Red Wings. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan. Carl was a world traveller and also enjoyed driving throughout Canada and the United States. 

Carl is survived by his wife Frances; daughter Sandi; son Greg; grandson Navan; brother-in-law Brian Halas; sister Elfrieda (Jake) Eichele; brother Alfred (Jillian) Ferchau; Ellen Ferchau; nieces and nephews Audrey (Brad) Pavlich, Richard Eichele, Carol (Robert) Ferchau, Steven (Judith) Ferchau, Dianne (Colin) Atter. Carl was predeceased by his parents Karl and Selma.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.  Condolences may be forwarded through  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Habitat for Humanity Calgary, 210, 805 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB  T2E 7M8, Telephone: 403-253-9331,

In living memory of Carl Ferchau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Anna, Michelle, Louise, Michael, Helen Duncan :

    Please know we are very sad for the loss of your father & husband, Carl. He is in our thoughts & prayers and we will always remember him as a good neighbor and friend.

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  2. Fran we are so sorry to hear this news. All the girls on 2 West are thinking of you and your family at this time and wish to extend our deepest heart felt condolences. Please call us if there is anything you need.
    All the best your co workers at Fanning.

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  3. Michael John Walters :

    Dear Fran Ferchau and Brian Halas and family.
    I give my sympathy to you in your grief for Carl Ferchau. Due to my own ill health of the flu I will not be able to attend the service.
    May Christ be with you all in your loss.


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  4. Marcel and Linda Boisvert :

    Frances and Family
    Brian Halas

    “You are in our Hearts and Prayers,
    Now and always.”

    “May Carl Fly with the Angels and
    Dance (On) With the Stars”

    Linda and Marcel Boisvert (Hnatiuk)
    Laurie Hnatiuk

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  5. Erich and Joan Wahl :

    Dear Fran and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Carl. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time.
    We are grateful that we had a chance to visit you and Carl at the Family Reunion last summer and it will remain a treasured memory.
    Erich and Joan Wahl

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  6. Harvey, Bonnie, John, and Michael :

    Dear Fran and family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
    May God be with you.

    Harvey, Bonnie, John, and Michael

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