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January 18, 1924 – Germany

April 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Erika Berndt of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Erika possessed a unique ability to find joy in the simple things of life; a single flower, a bird in the garden, or driving out to her beloved Rocky Mountains. She was a woman of many talents, who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends whom she kept throughout her lifetime.

Erika is survived by her three sons, Richard (Sherri), Christian Donna), and John (Barbara); six grandchildren, Michael, Christopher (Rema-Lian), Duncan (Addy), Eric (Colin), Jennifer (Mike), and Andrew (Nikki); and one great-grandchild, Rowan. Erika was predeceased by her mother, Elisabeth Walger in 1981 and her husband, Richard Herman Berndt in 1994.

A graveside service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery, on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. A reception to follow at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB).  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at, or by phone 403-410-1112. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Erika Berndt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Erika was a lovely lady that I am happy to have known,
    We had lunch and a bridge game the week before her passing and I am grateful for that. Fun and smiles for the four of us,
    Rest well, my friend.

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  2. Darcy and Karen McGregor

    To all of the family and friends our deepest condolences. Mrs Berndt was a big part of my younger life and was always there with a kind word and sound advice. She will be missed by all.

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  3. Dear Johnny, Chris and Richard,

    I was really touched when my dad told me that your mom has passed away because it brought a flood of positive feelings from the old neighbourhood. For myself, your mom and dad were extremely kind and I still remember the great birthday parties she would create. And the German cookies always highly anticipated! My dad mentions often the old days of conversations in the lane, comparing gardens and his appreciation of your mom and dad as neighbours and friends. I know my mom felt the same way. I feel really lucky to have had the privilege to spend those years around your house in that positive atmosphere. All best wishes to you all…


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  4. Jean Symington Hage

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. Erika was a kind soul and I will always remember her as a dear and devoted friend to Rita. Phone calls close to 9 am in the morning were always cut short because “Erika would be calling” to say hello. Always thoughtful, I am sure she will be dearly missed.
    Jean Symington Hage

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  5. Arno Springer

    She was one of the oldest and dearest friends of our family, greatly admired, always trusted. It is a great loss for all.

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