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Karl Erdman

ERDMAN, Karl Lembit 

After 88 years on this earth Karl Erdman peacefully passed away into the
arms of his personal saviour at 4:00 A.M on Monday, August 11, 2014. The
eldest of three children Karl was predeceased  by his cherished wife Dorothy
and his brother Ilmar of Ottawa, Ontario. He is survived by his children
(Linda Erdman (Geoff Goodall), Ann Erdman, and Barbara (Stephen) Noblett));
grandchildren (Nathaniel and Keevan Noblett); his sister Evelyn of Calgary,
Alberta; his fourth daughter Marie who became a part of the Erdman family 40
years ago; and his extended family members in Canada, the USA and Estonia. 
Karl's family is grateful for his joy of life, his curiosity, his teaching
skills, his willingness to help, and his everyday example of what it means
to lead a life centered on Christ.  He will be sorely missed by the large
number of friends that he left behind; from his childhood in Alberta, his
days at the Universities of Alberta and UBC, his caring church families, his
various places of work (UBC, TRIUMF, Ebco and ACSI), his times of community
service and his travels throughout the world.  Karl was an accomplished
physicist, a patient educator, an enthusiastic member of church choirs, and
a perfectionist who could "fix" anything and everything. He was an
adventurer who was always ready to explore new places throughout the world
and enjoy new experiences as they were presented. A man of immense intellect
Karl readily thought through complex issues with seamless ease and applied
his vast scientific knowledge to the betterment of humanity. He lived
sincerely and fully day by day and was a faithful and effective witness to
the love of God. A man of integrity he never spoke ill of others nor raised
his voice in anger, he always saw things in a positive light and enriched
the lives of many. The family wishes to thank the team at the Delta View
Life Enrichment Center for their care and compassion during the past weeks,
which made his last days peaceful and comfortable. A Funeral service will be
held on August 26 at 2:00 P.M. at Kerrisdale Presbyterian, 2733 W 41 Ave
Vancouver. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations are made
to:  Ratanak International (www.ratanak.org), or a charity of your choice.

See also: http://www.triumf.ca/headlines/director/dr-karl-erdman