David M. Erdmann died peacefully at the youthful age of 67 on June 7th at the Norwood Hospice in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is survived by his loving family; Gwen, Rachael, Jane, and Jack.
His two brothers Tom (Karen) and Bryan (Suzy), his favourite mother-in-law Isabel Evans, and Gwen’s brothers (David, John, and Michael) and their families also mourn his loss, as do his dear lifelong friends. David was predeceased by his father Armond O. Erdmann, and mother Cynthia M. Erdmann.
David was drawn to Edmonton in 1976 from Hettinger North Dakota, USA, and soon made Canada his home, as evidenced by his love of Canada Day and the infamous Erdmann Canada Day parties. As a musician and music educator, he instilled a love of music in his children. He was a founding member of the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia, playing for over 30 years and making lifelong friends along the way. He had a wonderful life, was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Dave’s life was held Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 pm at Convocation Hall, on the University of Alberta campus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pilgrim’s Hospice Society of Edmonton. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Humphries, the Norwood Hospice, and the staff at Pilgrim’s Hospice.