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August 11, 1915 – November 8, 2009

Eric Schwesinger beloved husband of Avice Schwesinger of Calgary, passed away on November 8, 2009 at the age of 94 years.

Eric was born on the family homestead in Sundre, AB., on August 11, 1915. As a young boy, he moved to a farm with his family in Harmattan, AB. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and served overseas until returning home in 1946. While in England, he served as an instructor training in the operation of tanks and armed Bren Carriers. He married Avice on July 17, 1954 and together they made their home in Calgary. Eric’s love for the land and farm life remained close to him throughout his life. In the mid 1960’s he joined Pioneer Acres restoring and operating antique tractors, enjoying a life membership. Eric was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Eric is survived by his loving wife, Avice; his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Tamara of Calgary and their children, Russell and Leon. He is also survived by his god children, Christian Benson and Deborah Carroll as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Mathilda Marcellus.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.), on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. A Private family graveside service to follow at Field on Honour, Queens Park Cemetery. You may forward condolences through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion North Branch (Branch 264) 1910 Kensington Rd. N.W, Calgary, AB. Special thanks to the many friends and neighbours of the Villas at Scenic Acres for their loving and caring support.

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

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  1. Elfrieda and Ed Cwynar :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Eric. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Eric is now at peace and without pain. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord.

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  2. Ken & Gillian Newman :

    It is with great sadness that we hear of Eric’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Avice and Craig and his family.

    For many years Eric helped my dad and I on our grain farm near Calgary during our busy seasons. Always cheerful and willing to do whatever he could to help out. Many a mechanical tip was passed along to me by Eric.

    I think I was as thrilled as he was last year when Avice brought Eric out last fall and we were able to get him up into the combine cab for a ride in the field.

    We are sorry that due to another commitment that we are unable to attend the memorial service. We will join many others in treasuring our memories of Eric.

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  3. Jackie Kleiner :

    In Sympathy on the passing of Eric, Avice my thoughts are with you.

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  4. Richard Schwesinger :

    I have never meet Eric but with the last name as Schwesinger, he would have to be a very good person. I am sorry fo your loss.

    Richard Schwesinger of Michigan and Georgia

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  5. To Avice, Craig and Family – my sincere condolences on Eric’s passing.

    I first met Eric and Avice when my sister Amy went to board with them in Forest Lawn, and in time, my sister Jean followed to that same loving door step.

    I remember Eric with a fast laugh, kind words, and a gentle soul; what a proud tribute to leave behind.

    I also remember the lynx that he shot; a lynx that had aspirations of helping us pick saskatoons. It was one time when sharing would not have been a good thing.

    Treasure your memories – I know there are many.

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