April 27, 1924 – Montreal, Quebec
June 24, 2019 – Airdrie, Alberta
Eric Mugford went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 95 years.
Eric was born in Montreal, Quebec on April 27, 1924. He was the youngest child of Stanley and Mildred Mugford completing their family of four children.
He would reminisce with a grin of his boyhood days. He taught himself to play harmonica at a tender young age using his older brother’s harmonica and continued to play all of his life.
Eric volunteered to enlist in The Canadian Infantry Corps in 1944 and he served in Canada, United Kingdom, and Continental Europe until 1946. He married his true love Bessie Snook on June 19, 1948 and for over 70 years they shared a life full of Love and Faith. Impacting all who knew them.
Eric retired from the CNR in 1982 and several years later they found themselves living in Ontario, enjoying “retirement” which found him working as the superintendent at the The Manor. Their time there was filled with friendship and fellowship and occupying visiting grandchildren. A highlight while there was Eric’s mission trip to Zambia in 1992. Retiring from The Manor in 1995 to enjoy their well deserved retirement.
They eventually relocated out West to spend the twilight years with their family. Eric greatly loved his family and was greatly loved by them. He will be deeply missed by his children, Ed (Nell) Mugford, Joyce+ (Norm) Fisher, Donna (John) Drisner, Sharon (Wayne) Mckeown, Lorna (Marv) Wiebe, Dean (Sharilee)Mugford; his grandchildren, Eric, Venassa, Paul, Amanda, Melissa, Evan, Kyle, Kent, Erika, Ryan, Kaila, Kristi, Josh and Cayden; his great-grandchildren, Hedley, Riley, Madison, Taya, Olivia, Bianca, Noah, Jude, Macy, Drew, Austin, Andi, Isabella and Presleigh. He will also be missed by his large extended family; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Eric was predeceased by his beloved wife Bessie; his loving daughter Joyce; and his treasured siblings, Lillian, Roy and Edward.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Eric Mugford, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences