Edwin EGGERER

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EGGERER, Edwin
February 17, 1944 - March 17, 2013
Edwin Eggerer of Airdrie, AB passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 17, 2013 in the ICU at the Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 69 years. Edwin was born in Augsburg, Germany to Walburga and Alois Eggerer. His family immigrated to Winnipeg, MB in 1951, where Ed spent his early life. While attending Sisler High School in Winnipeg he met his future bride. He went on to study at the University of North Dakota before moving back to Manitoba to explore different professional opportunities in Brandon and The Pas. He and his family moved to Airdrie in 1980 and in alliance with his two close friends, Milt Brandson and Keith Wilson, opened the Century 21 Real Estate office. It was a career that he loved and worked hard at and one that enabled him to be involved in helping his small community grow into thriving city. Ed was a proud member and past president of the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, Airdrie Rotary Club and the Calgary Stampede Band Committee. He was also one of the founding members of the Bethany Care Centre and the S.O.S. Society at George McDougall High School. Ed devoted thirty-three years to democracy in Canada and around the world. He acted as returning officer for Elections Canada in Churchill and The Pas, Manitoba, and Wild Rose, Alberta. He was also part of a United Nations delegation to Cambodia to facilitate their first democratic election. He was honored with many awards for his service including the Paul Harris Award as well, most recently, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Ed was a man who wanted to be involved and make a difference at every opportunity. He loved the community that he lived in and valued his friendships second to none. He will be sadly missed for his compassion, generosity, wisdom and integrity. Ed will be forever missed by his wife Sylvia of forty-seven years and his family, Devon and Jim Sawby, Jonna Eggerer and Andy McQuade. He was most proud of his grandsons, Carter and Davis Sawby and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Jonna and Andy's baby girl. He will also be missed by his younger sister Linda Eggerer of Toronto; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. The family would like to invite everyone to a Memorial Service to Celebrate Edwin's Life at the Airdrie Town and Country Centre (103, 275 Jensen Drive N.E., Airdrie, AB) on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Edwin Eggerer, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

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Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2013
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