Rudi Erwin Wirth (1921 - 2017)

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WIRTH, Rudi Erwin
November 29, 1921 – Frankfurt, Germany
July 8, 2017 – Cochrane, Alberta
Rudi Wirth passed away on July 8, 2017, just five weeks after the
death of Lisa, his wife of 72 years.
Rudi was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He immigrated to Canada
in 1954 with Lisa, and their two daughters, Uta and Ursula. The
family settled in Ontario, where Rudi and Lisa lived until 1999,
when they moved out west, to Cochrane, Alberta.
Rudi was an avid reader and fishing enthusiast. He was also
passionate about art, collecting work by nationally-recognized
artists whenever he could, and helping Lisa with her career
as a painter. Buoyed by his wife's success, Rudi even took
up oil painting as a hobby. Although never hung in a gallery,
his work was well received by anyone who saw it, especially his
Rudi had a way of making everyone around him feel important and
loved. His warm smile, sense of humour and caring nature will be missed.
Rudi is survived by his daughters, Uta Parks (Vic) and Ursula Reynolds (Rick); his grandchildren,
Deanie, Vicki, Jason, Travis and Darcy; and his great-grandchildren, Murray, Lisa, Thompson,
Scarlett, Craig, Lily and Eric.
The family is very grateful to Dr. Fundytus, the loving, caring staff at Bethany Care Home,
Cochrane and his caregiver Marie-Linda Plante. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be
made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at, or by phone 403-410-1112.
A Celebration of Rudi and Lisa's Lives will be held in the fall. Condolences may be
forwarded through
In living memory of Rudi Wirth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park
COCHRANE, AB. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599
Funeral Home
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes - Cochrane Funeral Home
369 Railway Street
Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2
(403) 932-4740
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on July 20, 2017
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