Obituary of Edelwald (Walter) Ernst
April 20, 1928 - Althütte, Romania
October 7, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta
Edelwald “Walter” Ernst of Calgary, AB, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the age of 93 years.
Walter was born on April 20, 1928, in Althütte, Romania, to parents, Veronika and Josef Ernst. He was the youngest son of eight children. He left his home in 1952, boarded a ship and came to Canada to start a new life. He worked many jobs including as a mill worker, lumberjack, and farmer, before he found his passion in construction and real estate, starting a successful business.
Walter married Adina in 1955 and together raised five children. They loved travelling to Hawaii and taking many RV vacations, enjoying sunshine, beaches, and the company of amazing life-long friends. Walter also enjoyed swimming, dancing, and watching/attending wrestling events.
Walter is survived by four children, Heidi, Walter (Sheila), Annette, and Jeff (Amanda); seven grandchildren, Joshua (Harika), Jamie, Hannah (Bryer), Jaidyn, Adam, Kyla, and Avery. Walter was predeceased by his daughter Erika, and his three brothers and four sisters.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Those attending will be asked to confirm one of the following, (A) COVID vaccination (date requested), OR (B) a negative COVID test (within 72 hours), OR (C) Medical exemption AND valid government identification (with name & date of birth) OR (D) Under 12 years of age. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Ernst’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca.
In living memory of Walter Ernst, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.
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