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LUFT – Herman Lawrence

July 16, 1931 – July 29, 2011

Herman Lawrence Luft devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, papa and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the age of 80 years after a courageous battle with cancer.

Herm was born on July 16, 1931 in Calgary, AB and grew up in the Bridgeland/Riverside area of Calgary. He displayed his indomitable spirit at the early age of ten when he delivered bread by horse drawn buggy in the cold Calgary winter. This spirit lead Herm to become an entrepreneur, running his successful printing company Rainbow Lithographers for well over twenty years. Herm married the love of his life Evelyn in 1958 and they were married for forty-nine years. He believed that one should always give back to the community and did so in many ways. Herm served as a member of the Kinsman/K40 Club of Calgary for over forty years, as well as countless boards and community associations. The world has lost a great craftsman, fisherman, cowboy, philanthropist, hobby farmer, and entrepreneur.

Herm is survived by his sons Bruce and Doug Luft; daughter-in-law Sarah Andrews-Luft; four grandchildren Ethan, Zoe, Emma and Madeline Luft; as well as countless nieces and nephews.

Herm was predeceased by his son Brian Luft in 1962, and Wife Evelyn in 2008.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division 200, 325 Manning Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 2P5   The family would like to express there sincerest gratitude to the staff at Foothills Country Hospice for the genuine care and kindness.

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

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  1. Larry & Lorraine Hartley :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Herm is well remembered.

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  2. Jean Rudichuk :

    To the Luft Family. My condolences on the passing of Herman. I knew Herman & Evelyn when I represented them in the sale of Willow Park Green & the purchase of Midnapore. I enjoyed working with this very fine couple. I wish to express my sincere sympathy to all of you.
    Jean Rudichuk (403)708-1812

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  3. Ken and Jan Greig :

    Dear Bruce, Doug, Sarah, Ethan, Zoe, Emma and Madeline, We are so sorry to hear of
    your Dad and Grandpa’s passing. He was such a kind and wonderful man and we’re sure going to miss him, too. We wish you strength in the difficult days ahead. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. We send our warmest love and blessings to Bruce and Doug, Sarah and children in the loss of their Dad and Grandpa. Uncle Herman is the last of my dad’s siblings—the last of his generation in the Luft family. We consider it a real privilege to be in Calgary at this time, to share , even in a very small way with Uncle Herman’s family in their sorrow. We pray that the God of all comfort will comfort each one of you. Uncle Herman was a warm personality and was very interested in his nieces and nephews–his brothers and sisters children. When I had a stroke–in 2010 he visited me a few times at the Foothills Hospital,driving and bringing his oxygen with him. I really appreciated every contact that Peter and I had with him. I have been very happy to have reconnected with him recently after so many years living out of province and out of country. He was a great e-mail friend while we were in China, and since moving to Calgary, he has had many helpful suggestions for us, which have made a difference. He was so proud of his family. He was a very caring man and had a wonderful way of showing it!
    Valerie and Peter Boyko

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  5. Jesse and Mark Jackson :

    Doug, Sarah and the kids
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love the Jackson’s

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