19 December , 1928 – 3 April , 2019
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 90. Erwin is reunited with his wife of 64 years Lydia (2013). Dearly loved father of Erika (Robin), Karl (Marian) and Doris (Vern). Special grandfather to Amberlee (David), Devon, Jordan (Shalane) and Jamie; Jessica (Josh) and Heather. Cherished Opa to his great-grandchildren Natalya & Alexander and Aurora & Fox. He will also be missed by his sister in Germany, Ursula; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Erwin was a long time and faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church in Hamilton. He spent most of his life working at the Steel Company of Canada for 30 years before he retired. Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Wednesday, April 10th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 1pm in the chapel. Interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery.
- Visitation Wednesday, 10 April , 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, 11 April , 2019
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Doris Kopier (Mrs. Klukas)
15 April 2019
I always saw you as a great example of a hardworking man dedicated to providing for his family. You worked at Stelco for over 30 years and I remember the many Christmases (and other holidays) that you had to miss or squeeze in around your shift work. I always felt sadness watching you leave. I also remember the many joyful camping trips, day trips to the beach, and family gatherings all of which usually included aunts, uncles, and cousins. Although your later life included life changing health issues it is also the time you were most comfortable expressing your love for your family. I feel comforted knowing that you are now able to be totally free and that we will meet again someday.
8 April 2019
When I think of you Erwin, I am reminded of your sensitivity, particularly with your grandchildren and great grandchildren. How they could melt your heart with a kiss or hug.
Over the nearly 50 years you were my father-in-law you always had a good word for me. Most particularly, in recent months, you continually expressed care and concern for others while dealing with your own health issues.
I was always impressed by your love and devotion to Lydia during the last years of her life. Even when the dementia brought out some harshness towards you from time to time, you always faithfully weathered on with nothing but a kind word for her.
To me, you were an amazing example of a true and faithful husband, a dedicated father who worked hard to support his family, a wonderful grandfather and great grandfather. A man of character and honour. I am grateful for the legacy you have left for us. I will miss you.
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