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  • Obituary Image - SLY, Eric Ross, Reg. No. 430

    SLY, Eric Ross, Reg. No. 430


    Eric Ross Sly, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021, with his loving wife Maureen (Monaghan) by his side.

    Eric was born on February 6, 1940, in Neepawa, Manitoba. He was the eighth of eight children of Andrew and Violet (Stewart) Sly. Eric grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba and has
    spent the past 55 years in Edmonton. He spent 10 years working in the Canadian Military and later served as a City of Edmonton Police Officer. He retired in 1987 after a successful career. Eric was an entrepreneur at heart where he operated a catering company for nearly 40 years.

    Eric is survived by his loving wife of 58 years; 4 children; daughter Colleen of Edmonton, son Dan (Carmelle) of Edmonton, daughter Lori (Doug) of Las Vegas and son Andrew (Norma) of Vancouver; special family friend Shauna of Edmonton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren (Alex (Nikki), Nick, Mathew, Ashley, Caitlyn, Andi, Jameson and Evan); 2 great grandchildren (Mason & Emily); sister Wilma, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Violet, brother Raymond, sister Florence, sister Thelma, sister Hazel, brother Elwood and sister Shirley.

    Eric’s Memorial Service will be held held at St. Thomas More Parish, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton, on July 17th.

    Eric Sly joined the Edmonton Police Department on September 18th, 1967 as a member of recruit Training Class 26. After training, Eric spent about 8 years in Patrol Division. After a transfer to Communications Division in 1975, he transferred back to Patrol for a spell before other transfers back to Communications Division, Case Supervisors Unit and
    Property Control Unit. Eric retired from the police service on May 19th, 1987.

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  • Obituary Image - ANDERS, Erwin Julius, Reg. No. 171

    ANDERS, Erwin Julius, Reg. No. 171


    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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