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Arnold Ervin

Ervin, Arnold

January 22, 1932


September 07, 2021

ARNOLD VAUGHN ERVIN, known to most as “Red”, beloved husband of Joyce Ervin, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years. 

Besides his loving wife of 65 years, he leaves behind his children: Kim (Pat) Ervin, Pattie (Szolt) Ambrus, Joanne (Brian) Krell, and Kathie Ervin; his grandchildren: Ashton (Amanda), Alyssa (Nick), Kaitlyn, Tyler (Taylor), Jesse, Markie, Samatha, Dawson (Renae) and Jennifer (Scott); and great-grandchildren: Graeson, Leo, Isabella, Brooks and Ellie. 

He is also survived by his sister Merlyn (Ian) McAlpine, many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. 

He has gone to be with his parents, Geneva & Ottis Ervin, his son Mark Ervin, his brothers Lorne, Vern , Barry Ervin, and his baby sister, Carole Webb

Arnold was born on January 22, 1932, in Aylsham, Saskatchewan. After high school, he moved to Lethbridge to pursue hockey with the Native Sons. He later started work at CPRail, and had to make a decision to work or play hockey. He ultimately chose work and never looked back. Red loved the railway and started shoveling coal on a steam engine locomotive. In time, he progressed to the locomotive foreman of the engineers, which he retired as. The day he retired, Joyce and him packed up their fifth wheel and travelled to Parker, Arizona and continued every winter for 16 years.

Red loved to curl and was seen golfing whenever and wherever he could. He also cherished his daily walks in the coulees, especially in his later years, every morning for many years. 

Red loved his grandchildren, and made sure to never miss a moment. From teaching them all how to drive, to always watching their sporting events and adventures in the river bottom. They will be telling stories of Gramps for years to come. 

He spent his last year and half at Legacy lodge, where he was blessed with some amazing staff. Words cannot express how grateful we are to them. 

He was a great teacher of unconditional love, never harbored judgment, and made sure his family was always taken care of, weekly calls to his siblings and visits always meant "what can I do to help".

We will miss him deeply but our memories will live on forever . 

It was Reds wishes to not have a funeral, but to have a private family gathering which will take place at a later date.

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