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Eyrland Nelson

1945 - 2017

Eyrland Albert Nelson, beloved husband of Diane Nelson, passed away in Taber on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the age of 72 years. 

Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. 

The Funeral Service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.  

Besides Diane, his loving wife of forty two years, Eyrland is survived by their two sons Kent (Susan) Nelson of Edmonton and their family Genevieve and Gianna; Eyrin (Charmaine) Nelson of Barnwell and their family Alexandra, Austan and Anastyn. He is also survived by their two adopted sons Wojciech (Marta) Zuber of Taber and their son Ian; Rafal (Krystyna) Kleczek of Taber and their family Aleksandra and Alicja. He will also be remembered by his father-in-law Ken Brooks of Calgary; sisters-in-law Donna Downs (Doug) and Devra (Joseph) Drewniak of Calgary; brother-in-law Wilbur Card of Newfoundland and by numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents May (nee Salmon) and Percy Nelson, sister Linda Grey-Card, mother-in-law Lorraine Brooks and brother-in-law Les Gray. 

Eyrland was born in Rimbey on June 18, 1945 and was raised in Canmore. He attended military school where he participated in the golden gloves boxing and after graduation, attended culinary school at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He later worked in Construction in Kelowna and Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canmore and Calgary. Eyrland met Diane Brooks in Calgary and they were married on December 5, 1975. In 1979, they moved to Taber where he worked in Oil & Gas. Eyrland was born in Rimbey on June 18, 1945 and was raised in Canmore. He attended military school where he participated in the golden gloves boxing and after graduation, attended culinary school at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He later worked in Construction in Kelowna and Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canmore and Calgary. Eyrland met Diane Brooks in Calgary and they were married on December 5, 1975. In 1979, they moved to Taber where he worked in Oil & Gas. Eyrland loved hunting, fishing and camping. He always had an answer no matter what the question was. Eyrland loved to interject with his opinion, regardless of whether or not you wanted his advice.

He took pride and joy in being a grand dad or as the little grandchildren called him, “dad dad”. He enjoyed watching Alex’s volleyball, basketball and rugby games; baseball with Austan (Eyrland made him a special bat cover and ball bucket) and watching Anastyn sing and dance to the music on the computer. He enjoyed teasing Genevieve and Gianna by calling them “boys”. He loved to cuddle and squish the babies beside him and all the grandkids got the special belly nap. He was a big man with a big heart for his family. 

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Eyrland’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.com or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 www.diabetes.ca.