Edwin Eggerer Memorial Service March 26 Airdrie Town and Country Center

Edwin Eggerer, 69, of Airdrie, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 17, 2013 in the ICU at the Peter Lougheed Hospital.
Ed will be forever missed by his wife Sylvia of 47 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 be missed by his younger sister Linda Eggerer of Toronto as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was born in Augsburg, Germany to Walburga and Alois Eggerer. His family immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 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 33 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.
The family would like to invite everyone to a memorial service to celebrate Edwin's life on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30pm at the Airdrie Town and Country Center.

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