Ervin HEIER

Ervin HEIER

HEIER; Ervin

Ervin Heier passed away peacefully on May 9, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC. Moving to Canada in 1928, the family survived the sinking of their ship in the Baltic Sea, but lost all they had. Settling in Weyburn, SK, they rebuilt and grew a strong, loving family. Erv had countless fun stories of working on the farm, hunting rabbits, playing harmonica and enjoying time with his six siblings. Erv served in the Canadian Navy during the war. He married Joan Hull in 1948 and enjoyed 47 very happy years together. Erv found great delight in raising his two daughters Dale and Lynn, as well as Mel and Don, Joan’s sons from her previous marriage. Erv worked tirelessly as a Manager at BC Hydro Gas while raising his family and attending UBC, enjoying many great friendships along the way. Playing games with grandchildren, RenĂ©e and Travis involved lots of learning and laughter. He retired in 1981 and had wonderful adventures traveling with Joan until she passed away in 1994. Lucky to find a second sweetheart, Erv met Lila Fripps, and they married in 2001. They spent many wonderful years together golfing, traveling and enjoying time with the large blended Heier, Hull and Fripps family. Playing ball or gardening with the vanderGoes boys was a joy. Erv modeled a life of kindness and often spoke of how fortunate he felt to share his life with his loving family and friends. Erv is predeceased by his parents Adolf and Pauline Heier; wife, Joan Heier; siblings, Elsa “Ace” (John), Albert (Gladys), Audie (Molly); and daughter, Lynn Fripps (Simon). He is survived by his wife, Lila Fripps-Heier; siblings, Walter (Betty), Alma “Ime”, and Milton “Skip” (Arzelle); children, Dale (Tim), Lynn, Mel (Lynn), Don (Sharon), Michelle (Will), Kelley (Francis); and 16 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. A private service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or Holmberg House Hospice, Abbotsford. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534


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