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John Ehrmantraut
March 24, 1926 - November 20, 2013
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<div itemprop="description">EHRMANTRAUT, John <br />March 24, 1926 &ndash; November 20, 2013 <br /> <br />It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Ehrmantraut, devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather. John was born on the family farm near Marienthal, Saskatchewan, and was raised during the depression years where the values of hard work and resourcefulness were instilled. As a young man John struck out on his own, heading to Regina where he became an electrician, eventually earning a Master Electrician designation. It was there that he met and married Gladys in 1951. Their son, Daryl was born the next year, followed by their daughter Shannon. <br />Seeking better opportunities in Alberta, John moved his young family to Calgary, and worked as a pipeline welder. John and Gladys eventually settled on an acreage in the Pine Creek area south of the city. <br />John continued to work in the trades, eventually establishing his own electrical contracting business. <br />John was the consummate handyman. His garage was stocked with an arsenal of tools that enabled him to pursue his considerable abilities as an electrician, carpenter, welder, machinist and mechanic. A project was never halted for lack of a tool. If there wasn&rsquo;t a tool available, John made it. John was always willing to share his expertise with others and frequently helped friends and acquaintances with their projects in his garage. <br />Music was a main source of entertainment in John&rsquo;s life and he was proficient playing the accordion, banjo and mandolin. But aviation was his biggest passion. He maintained a private pilot&rsquo;s license for many years and built and refurbished his own aircraft, both full size flying machines as well as models. <br />In spite of many infirmities in later years, John was always optimistic, buying green bananas right to the end. <br />John is survived by Gladys, his wife of 62 years, son Daryl (Marilyn), daughter Shannon (Bob) Nardei and grandchildren Julie Ehrmantraut and Mark Nardei. <br /> <br />A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Community, 800, 85th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta at 10:00am Monday November 25, 2013. Internment will follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, Alberta. <br />In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate to Philippine relief or the charity of their choice. <br /> Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE (17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Rd). <br /></div>