January 27, 1937 - June 22, 2021
Erwin Julius Anders, beloved husband of Elfriede Anders, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 84 years. Erwin was a devoted family man; married to his soulmate, Elfriede, for 63 years. He was fiercely proud of his two daughters, Carol and Linda, their partners, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Erwin
had a long and successful career with the Edmonton Police Service and was a Deputy Chief at the time of his retirement. Erwin and Elfriede built their dream home one brick at a time on an acreage near Sherwood Park. He was a self taught master craftsman. He also enjoyed golf and bowling and was an ardent Oilers and Elks fan.
Besides his loving wife, Elfriede, Erwin is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Richler (Lawrence) and Linda Gatto (Gerry) of Calgary, AB; four grandchildren, Dave Corbett (Kelly), Zach Richler (Sonya Odsen), Caitlin Richler (Andrew Halford), and Stephanie Berner (Thomas); and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Hazel, and Tess. He is also survived by his two sisters, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law: Evelyn Sampson (Don - predeceased) of Calgary, AB, Lorraine Sorensen (Carl) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Ruth Anders of Edmonton, AB. Erwin was predeceased by his parents, Lydia and Julius Anders; and his brother Herb Anders.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Brentwood Care Centre for their excellent and compassionate care. Funeral Services were held at Glory Lutheran Church, 22577 Highway 16, Sherwood Park, AB. on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service and reception to follow at Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Erwin’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Erwin’s name to the Parkinson Association of Alberta (parkinsonalberta.ca)
Due to a records “glitch[EVA1] ” we couldn’t find Erwin’s career history but here’s what we know: Erwin Anders started his policing career with the Edmonton Police Department on September 15th, 1958 as a member of Recruit Training Class 8. He was assigned to Patrol Division until December 1965 when he transferred to Identification Section. In 1968 he transferred back to Patrol Division with a promotion to Sergeant. Early in the 70’s, Erwin was assigned, along with a number of personnel from other City Departments to develop and deliver a leadership program for front-line supervisors from all City Departments, including Police. We’re not sure when Erwin was promoted to Staff Sergeant but in 1977 he became a sub-Inspector and confirmed Inspector in Training Section. He transferred to Patrol as a Duty Officer in 1981. In 1983 he was promoted to Superintendent, i/c ‘A” Division. Erwin’s last promotion was to Deputy Chief, i/c Administration Bureau in 1990 from which position he retired in 1995 after almost 37 years of service.
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