July 28th, 1934 – March 5th, 2015
With great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Alvin Victor Erdman, the eldest son of Victor and Hilda (nee Schumacher) Erdman and brother to David, Glenda and Carol. He was called Home to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 80 years.
Alvin is survived by his loving wife Donna, to whom he was married for 55 years; four daughters, Maureen, Suzanne, Deanne and Michelle; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew, Andrew, Shawna, Aaron, Spencer, Colby and Janelle; four great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
Alvin was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in Barons, Alberta. He attended Olds Agricultural College and farmed until 1966. When he relocated his family to Vernon in 1969, he started his own business, AE Contracting & Blast Rock which he successfully operated for nineteen years. After suffering some major life changing health challenges in 1988, he was forced to retire.
Alvin was an amazingly gifted public speaker and was the President of the local Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship of Canada. For many years his passion had always been God, his family and loving others. He is highly famous for hugging everyone and remembered as a truly Godly man in all aspects of life. He lived what he believed. He served others, being active in international missions projects, and always busy with many churches and outreach events, including being a part of YWAM in the building of a Christian University.
Alvin and Donna took many fabulous vacations over the years, exploring this beautiful world. They were each other’s best friend and were so devoted to their family. They have made incredible memories of their 55 year life adventure and Alvin will leave a large void in the world.
We adore him. He has now entered his newest “beyond this world” adventure, that of being in Heaven.
From his loving wife and family
A private Graveside Service at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery will precede a Celebration Of Alvin’s Life which will be held at Vernon Christian Fellowship, 4507-29th Street, on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastors Charlie Whitley and Duane Harder officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Alvin to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, P.O. Box 3619, Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario N1H 9Z9.
Funeral arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5, 250-542-1187