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KIRCHNER, Earl Ernest

June 15, 1947 – September 14, 2012

Earl Ernest Kirchner, beloved husband of Linda of Water Valley, Alberta passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the age of 65 years.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Earl will be loving remembered by his wife Linda; son Rick (Robin); daughter Heather (Aenea); grandchildren, Celeste, Courtney, Keyahn and Jaivyn; brother Lee (Jeannette); sisters, Leona (Vern) and Terilin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Medicine Hat, Earl settled in Calgary where he raised his family and enjoyed a long career in the financial industry. A dedicated family man, Earl’s other passions were fly fishing, fly tying, Stampeders football, Flames hockey and traveling the world.

A Celebration of Love will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Camp Kindle (www.kidscancercare.ab.ca/camp-kindle).

In living memory of Earl Kirchner, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Moe & Reshma Rawji :

    Our sincerest condolences. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may you and your family find comfort in the cherished memories.

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  2. Ron & Judi Petersen :

    Dear Linda & Family: we were sincerely saddened after reading of Earl’s passing. We have fond memories of a thoughtful and kind neighbor always ready to give a hand. We know he was a man dedicated to his family and pray you have many wonderful memories to help you during this difficult time. He will be missed, we are sure, by his family and friends. Our love to you all.

    Ron & Judi

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  3. Anne-Marie Finkbeiner :

    Condolences – to Linda and family-
    Having worked with Earl for many years -I remember him first as a family man.

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  4. My deepest sympathy to the family.

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  5. Sandy Linklater :

    Linda and family. I was so saddened to hear about Earl, he was always so kind and cheerful when I had occasion to work with him. He will be missed. My heart goes out to your loving family as I know this is a huge loss to you all. I am in Victoria and will not be able to attend the service but my thoughts will be with you.

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  6. Greg & Maureen Ramage :

    Dear Linda and Families
    We are so sad to read of your Husband, Earl’s passing. We send you our deepest sympathy and prayers for you to be surrounded by many Earth Angels at this very sad time for you all.
    Your old friends from CIBC
    Greg & Maureen

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  7. Allison Saunders :

    Linda,

    Passing along my most sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts & prayers my friend.

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  8. Carol & Dave Chorney :

    Linda, Rick & Heather
    It was with great sorrow that we read of Earl’s death. We will always remember the happy times we shared as neighbours in Dalhousie.

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  9. Linda and family. I was so sad to hear of Earl’s passing. I have many fond memories of him at the Stampeders games as well as at work. He was always so kind and caring. My heart goes out to you and yours. I will be in Vancouver and unfortunately will not be able to attend the service. Please know my thoughts are with you.

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  10. Karen Routledge :

    Linda and Rick,

    You and your family and in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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  11. Rick,

    Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time.

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  12. Sherrie Labonte :

    Linda, I am so so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He helped me a lot at the beginning of my career and was overall a wonderful guy. He’ll be missed. Let us know if there is anything you need. Sherrie

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  13. Karen & John Mosby :

    Linda,
    I was so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. I will always remember the fun I had with Earl as my G.M., and the fact that he was always ready to help in any way he could. It was Earl that introduced us to camping and Rosewood, and we always think of you and Earl when we drive by your old site. Please accept our sincere condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts.

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  14. Linda & Family:

    Sorry to hear of Earl’s passing and offer our condolences and prayers.

    Ed & Gail & Family

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  15. Deanna De Paoli :

    Linda and Heather,
    Offering my thoughts and condolences upon hearing of Earl’s transition. May you find comfort in the loving support of family and friends.

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  16. Linda and Family, my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. This is a huge shock and truly brings back memories to me. I am so very sorry to hear of Earl’s loss. Linda, please call me at any time. Take care.

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  17. Frank & Lynne Hickey & Family :

    Hi Linda, Rick & Heather,
    We extend our greatest condolences, plus our gratitude for having known Earl and each of you. The leadership, integrity, fortitude and tenacity which Earl shared with everyone, all combined made him an exemplary person. Each of us has been greatly enriched by his company. We wish each of you all the peace and prosperity which you truly deserve!

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  18. Karen & John Mosby :

    Linda,
    We were so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He was great to work with, and was always ready to help and share his knowledge when he could. Thinking of you and your family.
    Karen & John

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  19. Linda and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Earl has touched many lives in such a positive loving way. He’ll always have a special place in my heart.

    Lots of love,
    Brenda

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  20. Linda:
    I am so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless you all and I will be thinking of you and your family in my prayers.

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  21. My deepest condolences on the passing of Earl. He was our “Grand Puba” and will be terrible missed by many.

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  22. Jane & Bob Ford (nee Kromm) :

    Our condolence to all the family on the passing of Earl. Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Your lives will continue and your memories will be so very precious and dear.

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  23. Linda & Rick,
    I am indeed sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time.
    Claire

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  24. Linda, so sorry to hear about Earl. He’ll be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  25. Phil & Dawna Cutcliffe and family :

    A good friend and great father and husband. Quick with a smile, joke or tale of days you’d forgotten. He will be missed.

    Linda, Rick and Heather are thoughts and hearts are with you.

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  26. Lorraine Goritz :

    Linda and family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of Earl.

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  27. Clive and Evelyn Davis :

    Our hearts go out to you, Linda, Rick, and Heather, and families. Our fondest memories are at the baseball games.

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  28. Beloved Linda and your beautiful family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Earl. He is such a lovely person and will be so very missed here by so many.

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  29. My deepest sympathy to you Heather and your family

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  30. I am so sorry that I was not able to be with you yesterday at Earl’s funeral. Earl was such a special man and he touched so many lives including mine. Please know that I am holding you all in my heart and thoughts and I am sending you love.

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  31. Linda, so shocked to hear about Earl – fond memories of our CFP study sessions and working together at CIBC – my thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. Hugs!

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  32. Barry & Jennifer Calhoun :

    To Rick and Family:

    Earl was a fantastic being that we will truly miss. Our sincerest condolences to you all; our hearts are with you.

    Love Barry & Jennifer

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  33. Irene, Beat and Marlys Klossner :

    Heather, Rick and Linda and family, We are saddened by this loss. If ever there was a positive life force it was Earl and I know that his energy will have a ripple effect felt far and wide. He gave you all his best and more. You are all in our thoughts.
    Hugs
    Irene, Beat and Marlys

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