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Thursday April 11, 2019
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (104 2 Ave W. Bow Island)
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church from 12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Thursday April 11, 2019
1:30 PM
The funeral service will be held in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (104 2 Ave W. Bow Island) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mac deWaal officiating.
Interment will follow the service in the Bow Island Cemetery.
In memory of
Ernst Oswald Eichelbaum
June 11, 1937 - April 04, 2019 - Age 81

Ernst Oswald Eichelbaum passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the age of 81years, beloved husband of the late Peggy Eichelbaum. He leaves to cherish his memory three children Mani Eichelbaum; Trevor (Crystal) Eichelbaum (Kalia, Gaetana, Anton); Nik (Jamie) Eichelbaum (Axel, Nikola, Katie, Alli); one brother Peter (Annemarie) Eichelbaum; two sisters, Barbara Watson, Ute (Lynn) Thacker and one sister-in-law Pat Ley as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Peggy Eichelbaum on June 5, 1991 and one son Kristoff on April 22, 2013. Ernst Oswald Eichelbaum was born a German citizen on June 11th, 1937 in Tanganyika, Africa to parents Richard R. Ernst and Erika (nee Ueberuck). In 1939, the family was deported to Germany. Ernie spent his early years in the most hostile climate on earth, WW2 Germany. In 1955, the family was fortunate to receive refugee status from Canada, where they settled, farming near Bow Island. In 1974, Ernie married the love of his life, Peggy Ley. Together they worked hard on the farm and began to raise four sons, Mani, Trevor, Nikolas, and Kristoff. Peggy introduced him to vehicle restoration, a hobby that he passed on to his children. Ernie’s love for cars formed many friendships within the Medicine Hat Vintage Vehicles Club and Model T Ford Club. In 1991, after Ernie lost his wife after a courageous battle with cancer, Ernst continued to raise his boys and ensure that the farm continued to operate. In 2013, he lost his youngest son Kris to suicide. Even still, he continued to soldier on, now with the light of his grandchildren to tease, love, spoil, and enjoy.

Ernie was a compassionate and caring person. He gave his everything for his family and was always humble and logical in his thoughts and actions. He worked hard throughout his life and never asked for a hand up. He was a widely trusted and respected person to his family, friends, and community. Farming was his career but family was his life. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church from 12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (104 2 Ave W. Bow Island) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mac deWaal officiating. Interment will follow in the Bow Island Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. - 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Ernst Eichelbaum.

Message from Terry & Jacquie Doran April 09, 2019

To the Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all with the loss of your precious Ernie. May the many memories of good times together be your comfort. Take care. Terry & Jacquie Doran


Terry & Jacquie Doran
Message from Linda Langille April 10, 2019

Wilbert & Linda Langille send our condolences to all the eichelbaum family. He was a great man and well like by us.


Linda Langille
Message from Robert & Doris Wutzke April 10, 2019

Our deepest condolences to all the Eichelbaum family in your loss. Robert & Doris Wutzke


Robert & Doris Wutzke
Message from DellaMarie and Jerry Woodruff April 11, 2019

Dear Eichelbaum Family, It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart we share your sorrow at the passing of this great father and grandfather. But great joy fills our hearts as we know he is having a wonderful reunion with his dear Peggy and Kristoff. May this peace fill your hearts till you meet with them again.


DellaMarie and Jerry Woodruff
Message from Corry Lodders April 11, 2019

Dear Eichelbaum family
My sincere condolences on the passing of Ernie.
I’m sure that beautiful memories will take the place of your deep sorrow.
God bless you all.
Sincerely.


Corry Lodders
Message from Jane Ficiur April 11, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Eichelbaum family. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to be one of his caregivers. Your Dad and Grandpa was a joy to care for. May you find peace in your happy memories.


Jane Ficiur
Message from Brian & Pam Moen April 11, 2019

Ute, Lynn & Families,
Sorry for your loss of Ernst. May fond memories help heal your broken hearts.


Brian & Pam Moen
Message from Brian & Pam Moen April 11, 2019

Mani, Trevor & Family, Nik & Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May fond memories help heal your broken heart.


Brian & Pam Moen
Message from Connie .Barry & Tyler Fleming April 11, 2019

Our condolences to your Family in your loss
We are thinking of you all at this time
Remember the good times together

Connie,Barry & Tyler Fleming


Connie .Barry & Tyler Fleming