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FISHER, Eric Harley

June 29, 1930 – Cremona, Alberta
May 8, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Eric, beloved husband of Gertrude Fisher (nee Giesbrecht) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Eric was admired as a hardworking, Christian man who had a personal relationship with his Lord and Saviour. He enjoyed animals and the outdoors, but especially enjoyed spending time at the family land in Water Valley. He was sure to attend and enjoy his grandchildren’s many activities and events. He worked at Union Milk and many would know him from his service at the Calgary School Board where he worked until he retired.

Eric is survived by his loving wife Gertrude, his daughters and sons-in-law Lorna and Bob White, Leanne and Wade Strand and his daughter JoAnne DeVries; his grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Damien, Jeff and Tracy, Brian and Coralee, Sheila and Michael Yeoman, as well as Krysten, Coleton, Austin, Adrian, Braden, Carter, and Marissa; Eric is also survived by seven great-grandchildren Kyle, Nathan, Alexander, Jamie, Alexis, Jessica and Matthew; sisters-in-law Chris Fisher, Stella Reimer, Shirley Giesbrecht, Audrey Giesbrecht and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eric was predeceased by his son Donnie Dyck, and his brother Rollo Fisher, brothers-in-law Peter Reimer, Ernie Giesbrecht, John Giesbrecht, parents Lionel (Leo) and May Fisher.

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In living memory of Eric Fisher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Teresa & Kathy Leavitt; Nettie Wiebe :

    “Uncle Eric” was such a tease, full of fun and laughter. We feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to call him our friend for the 5 years we were Chris and Shanon’s neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Please accept our deepest condolences at this sad time.

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  2. Eric was a special neighbour..hard to keep up with him with his helpful shoveling as he was got out so early to look after so many of us….a gentle giant…Patti and I so appreciated his kind nature..we miss him..

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  3. Chris, Steven and Shanon :

    Gertie, Lorna, Leanne, JoAnne and all the grandchildren, may you find comfort and strength knowing that many hearts feel deep sorrow along with you. Eric’s passing has left a giant void in so many lives. You knew his love had no bounds when he patiently for years carried boulders and built a damn for his grandchildren at Water Valley. His campfires were legendary. Deeply humble with a calming presence are only a few qualities of this exceptional man. Always willing to lend a hand, Eric was our rock in challenging times. A bushel and a peck forever!

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  4. Quinn Fisher :

    I lived my life, life fit for a king
    My life was grand, full of adventure
    And many precious treasures
    I loved, and was loved
    I cherish, and was cherished
    I forged life long friendships
    And created lifetime memories
    My time has since passed.
    The Lord, in his benevolent wisdom
    Has sent summons to His golden Kingdom.
    I lived my life, my life as a king.

    In loving memory of great uncle Eric

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  5. Shane, Joy & family :

    ” What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. ”
    Helen Keller
    We can thank Uncle Eric for allowing us to enjoy & participate in the ” family land” & encouraging the outdoors to become a huge part of mine & Joys & all our family & how to build & enjoy a campfire!!

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