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LEWIS, Earl Bertram

February 17, 1951 – Stouffville, Ontario
November 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Earl Lewis who passed away in Calgary on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the age of 67.

He is dearly missed by his daughters, Stacey and Shelley (daughters of Susan); lovingly remembered by Elaine and her children, Keith (Deanna) and Taunya (Dean); adored by grandchildren, Olivia, Liam, Lilly, Scarlett, Ethan, Katelyn, Peyton, Carter and great-grandson, Hudson. Never forgotten by lifelong friends Garry, John and Dale, as well as so many special friends that were loved and respected by Earl. Earl is survived by his father, Fred; sisters, Shirley, Helen (Gary), Jean and Joyce (Dave) and brother Roy (Helen). He is predeceased by his mother, Ruth, sister, June, and his brothers, Terry and Lorne.

Earl was a man of so many talents and skills, a true wealth of knowledge. It was almost impossible to spend time with him and not learn something and even have fun doing it. He had a thirst for knowledge and a love of working with his hands. There really wasn’t much he couldn’t fix or make. He was well respected and admired as a successful member of the business world and worked incredibly hard to do things not only well, but right. His friends and family remember him as a generous and kind soul with a quick wit. He was passionate about collecting antiques and working on tractors and cars. He had a natural gift working with wood and enjoyed a good challenge. His mind was always going and he was both fascinating and inspiring to watch. He didn’t always have a lot of words, but to those he loved, words weren’t always necessary. He will be greatly missed and his spirit and influence will live on through all that he has touched.

We know right now that he’s “on top of the world”.

A celebration of life will be held in Ontario in the Spring.  Donations in Earl’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to the family at www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Earl Lewis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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  1. David Coulter :

    Deepest sympathies to the Lewis family. A great man, an interesting and inspiring mind. Thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  2. We have a saying in England “he was a man’s man” a man that you would want to be at your back when the chips are down, a man you can turn to for sound advise. He did not suffer fools gladly but happily guided those that would listen.
    We are four and half thousand miles apart but spoke regularly. We would meet now and again over the years but those meetings were as if we had just met last week. I am going to miss our discussions and I am going to miss you mate. It took you a while to get used to the term “mate”, it means real friend. It took you longer to understand “Lorry”.
    I send my love, best wishes and condolences to your family. Bless you all. Xx

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  3. Grant Trimble & Nancy Roy :

    Nancy & I want to express our sincere condolences to Earl’s loved ones. He was a giver — not a taker. He was a quick learner and a brilliant business man, but most of all a loyal friend! I had the pleasure of introducing Earl to the oil industry and watched with delight as he soared in his new found career. Loved you Man !

    God speed ! Grant &Nancy

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  4. Kathyrn Duncan :

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Earl, he will be joining Ron on a new adventure in the sky..
    Condolences to Elaine & family
    Kathy (May) Duncan

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  5. Pat Lewis Costantiello :

    It’s with much sadness I convey my sincere sympathies to all of those who loved and were loved by a loving father, brother and friend. We grew up in the same little village of Altona, almost like siblings rather than cousins. I regret not seeing Earl more as we got older, but cherish the memories of the past…. RIP Earl…find peace in precious recollections to his loved ones.

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  6. Helene Drummond :

    I’m very saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. It is very true that it was almost impossible to spend time with him and not learn something; he was a great mentor. My sincere condolences to all that are missing him.

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  7. Audrey Feasby :

    Our condolences to Stacey and Shelley. Thinking of you and remembering your father from our days in Altona.
    Aunt Audrey and family

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  8. GORDENA DEVRIES :

    My deepest sympathies and love go out to the entire family. I echo the previous comments, Earl was a giving person and he will live on in my life as I still repeat many many things that he taught me when I worked for him for a decade. He gave me his time and helped me to grow in so many ways as I was just a country girl from New Brunswick. Earl was my mentor, he was so kind and patient but above all he had integrity. He was a brilliant business man and I remember many a time his palms sweating making sure all was above board because he cared about people and keeping them honest. I had the chance to say good-bye and tell him I loved him before he left this world. Earl the Pearl will never be forgotten, it’s not possible.

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