Passed away on April 2, 2015

at the age of 96 at SunPointe Lodge, Rutland, BC.  He is survived by his loving wife Ramona of St Albert AB;

daughter Reta Gagnon of Prince George BC, two sons: Ronald (JoAnne) of West

Kelowna, Melvin (Joy) of Estevan, SK; nine grandchildren and numerous great

grandchildren. Also survived by his sister-in-law Audrey Siever of Edmonton.  Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Schmidt. Erwin married Betty Schmidt in 1942,then moved to Hodgeville, Saskatchewan area to farm. After the war ended in 1945, they moved to Kelstern, SK.,in 1950 when their third child, Mel, was born in 1952. In 1975 Erwin and Betty retired to Moose Jaw, SK. It was here they took up square dancing, round dancing and bowling.  In 1987 they moved to Kelowna, BC and they continued their activities and added golf to the mix. Erwin was an avid golfer with many rounds at the Mission Golf Course and loved playing Crib in the afternoons. 

He married Ramona Allerd in 2000.  He will be sadly missed.  Memorial and Graveside Services will be held at

a later date.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 307- 1665 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.


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