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POMERANCE, Louis

August 31, 1931 – February 24, 2014

Louis Pomerance, born August 31, 1931 passed away, fully unexpectedly, to the shock and grief of his family and friends on February 24, 2014.

A long time and well-known Calgary resident, Lou and his brother Phil were owners of Western Outfitters Limited, the landmark downtown business founded by their father in 1952 and in operation until 1997. Lou was a devoted member of the Calgary Jewish Community, serving on its board and as B’nal B’rith President. He was also a long time member of Rotary Club and an active volunteer for a wide range of charitable organizations.

Cherished by countless friends and acquaintances, Lou leaves behind his wife Edith of 57 years; his children Allan, Aubrey (Ulrike) and Cheryl; grandchildren Sean, Luke, Jona, Jacob and Fanny; his brother Phil and sister Evelyn (Montreal).

Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, (1325 Glenmore Trail SW) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Erlton Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Christine Sazie- Stewart :

    Please accept heartfelt condolences to the entire family and friends of Mr Pomerance. Although I never met Mr Pomerance in person, his niece Beverly Israel Ikeman (my best friend in high school, Montreal) told me, with passion and love, the story of her Calgary uncles and Western Outfitters. I do recall visiting Western Outfitters when I moved to Calgary in 1981 so that I might find the “duds” needed for Stampede.

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  2. Lou was very much a gentle man. Following his retirement our paths would infrequently cross at the Safeway store in Glenmore Landing. My condolences to Edith and family.

    Glen Johnston.

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  3. To the family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lou was truly a wonderful man, a ray of sunshine. It was always wonderful to see him and Phil.

    Elaine Crook (CIBC)

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  4. Deepest sympathies and heart felt condolences to the Pomerance family on the loss of Lou, our thoughs and prayers our with you.

    Hank & Staff
    Kingsboro Auto Service

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  5. Don and Nell Jacques :

    Edith and Family:
    We were saddened to learn of Lou’s passing and express our condolences to the Family.
    I knew Lou for many years, having been involved with The Calgary Stampede.
    It was always a special event to meet with Lou even if only for a few minutes. He was a
    gentle man with a Big Heart. A man who loved his family, inspired his friends and had a warm sense of humour. God Bless Lou, Edith and Family
    Don and Nell Jacques
    Calgary

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  6. Dale Perret :

    As a fellow Rotarian, he will be greatly missed. His sense of humor was always a brightener at meetings and his graciousness to fellow members was inspiring. We’ve lost a wonderful member but the memories will remain.

    Now who will keep us in tune, Lou!!!

    My sincere condolences to all of his family – your hearts must be aching. Hopefully the day will come when the memories of good times shared will outweigh the pain of losing him.

    Regards,

    Dale Perret
    The Rotary Cub of Calgary Chinook

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  7. Carol zindlfer :

    Lou Pomerantz was known in Calgary for the Western outfitters and also children of all ages knew him for his Donald Duck. He was known to make people laugh and that’s the way I want to remember him. Yours truly Carol Zindler

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