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MEIRITZ, Erwin

October 9, 1937 – Nasewitt, East Prussia
November 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Erwin Meiritz, aged 81 years, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Rockyview General Hospital. He leaves behind his wife Frieda of 58 years; daughters, Petra (Dale) and Sabine (Theo); granddaughters, Nikki (Ben) and Cailea (Matt); and great-granddaughter, Mackenzie. Erwin is also survived by sister, Annemarie Krahmer (Heilbronn, Germany), brothers, Fritz Meiritz (Calgary, AB) and Hans-Joachim Manthey (Salzwedel, Germany); and by a loving extended family across Germany.

Erwin immigrated to Canada in 1956 and worked in construction for most of his life in Calgary, primarily with Tower Construction and Janz Construction. In 1976, he established Ertz Contractors, which completed many projects throughout Calgary. With a dedicated work ethic, Erwin maintained an unwavering priority to support and provide a rewarding life for his family. A committed member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Calgary, he also enjoyed a variety of pursuits, notably bowling, alpine skiing, travelling, and spectating F1 auto racing and soccer. We celebrate a life well-lived, and a man who was a disciplined role model. He will be missed as a kind and loving Husband, Father, Brother, Opa and Friend.

Our family wishes to thank all staff of Unit 59 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their committed care, kindness and compassion to Erwin.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Markus Zeuch officiating. Graveside Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Erwin’s name to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 66 – 7 Street N.E. Calgary, AB, T2E 4B7, Telephone: (403) 266-1458, or to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Erwin Meiritz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Nikki, Ben, and family. Please accept our deepest condolences at such a difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. So sorry for your loss. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. May your hearts stay full of fond memories!

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  3. Fawn Lagimodiere :

    Sorry for your loss Petra. Thinking of you and your family. May you treasure the memories.

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  4. Sieglinde Lange :

    Sabine and Theo, thinking of you in your sorrow at this difficult time. My deepest Sympathy.

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  5. Dear Frieda,
    Erwin was a great guy to work with. He contracted a lot of construction with us over the years.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you in your time of need.

    Jake Serr, Rob Serr and all the former guys and gals from Sercor Developments Ltd.

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  6. Tara Kilpatrick :

    My deepest sympathy for you all. Love Tara

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  7. Frank Ammirati :

    Frank Ammirati

    Sincere condolences to to Pedra and family. Erwin will be remembered very fondly.
    Godspeed, Erwin.

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  8. To my dear friend Erwin we miss you dearly, however your kindness and love of life will transcend through eternity. It will never be the same in so many ways but will be the same in so many others. I will have to find a new safety coordinator that can laugh and kibitz like you did during our meetings. Frieda, Petra and Sabine you and my family are so fortunate in so many ways.

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  9. Christine Rodewald :

    Liebe Tante Frieda, liebe Peti, liebe Bini und Familie,

    mein herzliches Beileid an Euch alle, es tut mir im Herzen weh dass mein lieber Großonkel Erwin nun für immer gehen musste. Es ist schwer die richtigen Worte zu finden, ich war immer “seine Kleine”, das werde ich nie vergessen, sowie auch viele andere schöne Momente die wir zusammen erlebt haben, in Heilbronn oder in Calgary Alberta. Auch wenn uns viele tausend Kilometer trennen, wir sind eine Familie und wir sind uns im Herzen nah. Ich fühle mit Euch, umarme Euch aus der Ferne und wünsche Euch für die kommende Zeit viel Kraft.

    Mein lieber Onkel Erwin, ich werde dich nie vergessen, ich hab dich sehr lieb.

    Chrissy

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  10. Patricia Hewko :

    Nikki, so sorry for the loss of your Opa, I know how much you loved him through your stories and sharing of memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,
    Patty

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