ERMAN, Nelson

Posted: January 22nd, 2018


NELSON HARRY ERMAN of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

He will be forever missed by Gertrud, his beloved wife of 56 years; daughters, Ida Rose Bajnoczi of Lethbridge and Shelley May (Donald) Musselman of Bonnyville, AB; as well as grandchildren, Alexander Erman of Grande Prairie, AB, Jennifer Rae Bajnoczi of Lethbridge and Breanne Arielle Jensen of Bonnyville, AB.

Nelson was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Albertina Erman, daughter, Bonnie Lee Erman and sisters, Agnes Conner and Violet Saccardo.

Nelson and Gertrud were married on July 1, 1961 in Taber, AB. He worked for P.F.R.A. in Vauxhall for 21 years and moved to Taber temporarily when their house was being built in Lethbridge. Nelson worked as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson, drove propane truck for Superior then settled in as a Security Guard for Palliser Distillers. Unfortunately he had to retire after 10 years due to chronic pain. Nelson and Gertrud remained in Lethbridge until health issues prevailed and he was put into care.

Nelson accomplished much in his life, including raising two children. He also had a never-ending ability to fix things. Nelson had a unique sense of humour and quick wit which was always entertaining to his family and friends.

He was a compassionate, thoughtful and an honourable man who loved his family and animal companions. Nelson’s quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour was with him to the end and will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Nelson touched us all and our time with him was marvelous.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Terry Conner, officiating.

In memory of Nelson, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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