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FISCHER, Erna Margaret

October 17, 1920 – Middle Lake, SK
August 24, 2013 – Calgary , AB

Erna Fischer of Calgary passed away peacefully on August 24, 2013 at the Rockyview Hospital.

Erna was born in Middle Lake to immigrant parents who instilled in her a sense of pride, independence and confidence to take on life and enjoy it. Despite modest beginnings, Erna and her husband Fred moved to Calgary in 1953 where they raised their three children with great love, instilling in them the importance of honesty and integrity. Erna was a stay at home mom whose focus was on her children and who built strong friendships with her neighbors in Altadore and within her church congregation, initially at Messiah Lutheran Church and later at First Lutheran Church. When Fred passed away in 1971, Erna ventured out of her familiar setting at home to become a ‘coffee lady’ at Dome Petroleum, a job she loved and where she developed a number of long lasting friendships. This opportunity reinforced for her that she was a capable and independent woman who could look after her family on her own. Erna’s passions over the years were for her family. Being a grandmother was one of the most joyous aspects of her life. She built strong friendships with all of her grandchildren, having them sleep over, baking cookies together and always being there with gentle words and kindness. Erna will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter Elaine Henry (Don) of Bragg Creek, and her two sons Charlie (Joanne) and Brian (Tammy) of Calgary; her grandchildren Kristy and Robbie Henry, Kate and Lindsay Fischer and Joel, Ian and Eric Fischer; and four sisters Hertha Tweidt of Wadena, SK, Esther Hall (Murray) of Los Altos, CA, Lucille Kerr of Calgary and Alice Kirsch of Middle Lake, SK.

In accordance with Erna’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Erna’s memory, please forward to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Erna Fischer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Ralph Zimmermann :

    •Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    •May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead

    Respectfully Ralph, Linda, Sarah and Jack Zimmermann

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  2. Bonnie & David Robottom :

    Charlie, Bonnie and I are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you, Joanne and your family. These things are never easy and we wish all the best under the circumstances as you share and cherish fond memories.

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  3. Dear Charlie, Joanne, Kate and Lindsey,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. It is always hard to lose a loved one and I hope that you were able to find peace and remember the very special times that you all shared together.

    Take care and best wishes,


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