July 29, 1929 – Vernon, British Columbia
April 21, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
The family sadly announces the passing of Harry Zimmerman on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Harry Zimmerman, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on April 21, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Harry was born in Vernon on July, 29 1929 and was raised in Oliver and Osoyoos. Harry ventured to Calgary in 1949, where he met his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Emma Victoria Hergert. Harry began his apprenticeship with the plumber and pipefitting industry in 1951. Harry quickly excelled into leadership roles within the company. Harry was with Comstock International for thirty-one years. Harry was forced into an early retirement in 1988 after a major heart attack and prostate cancer soon after. Harry was an exceptional handyman with a wealth of knowledge in all fields. He always lent a hand with any person or any issue that arose.
Harry was first and foremost a family man. Harry was always dedicated to his Church. He served on many church councils and was involved with the Sandstone Valley Ecumenical Centre where he was the impetus to move the project forward.
Harry loved his wife, kids and grandkids and was thrilled to be a great-grandfather. He loved his home and yard. He was an avid gardener with a true passion and a very green thumb.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Emma Victoria (Hergert) of sixty-seven years; his daughter Lori (Darryl) Anderson; His son, Larry (Lynn) Zimmerman; three grandchildren, Lyndsay (Kyle) Phillips, Chris (Kim) Anderson, and Jamie (Mark) Brunelle; five great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Carter, Liam, Logan, Robyn, a new baby boy on the way; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Harry was very loved and well respected by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca., the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca., the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Harry Zimmerman, 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: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences