Notice of Funeral Services for the late Earl Silverman
Funeral services to be held Friday May 10th, at 11:am (MST) in Calgary Alberta. It is being handled in the traditional way by the Chevra Kadisha. The cemetery is located at the northeast corner of Highway 22X and 37 Street S.W. (a few minutes west of Spruce Meadows).
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Dress code: business casual. Women not required to have headwear. Men will be given skull-cap. No jeans please. The funeral and internment is to be simple and respectable. Thank you.
SILVERMAN, Earl. Passed to his next set of spiritual experiences and challenges on April 26th, 2013. Earl came to Calgary, from Montreal by way of Miami, FL and Vancouver, BC, in 1978. Earl’s most notable accomplishment was his formation and development of the socially innovative “Family of Men” support Society in 1999. As with all things, with Earl, the society received 110% of Earl’s commitment, time and resources. The FoM was both controversial, and instructive regarding a gap within society’s social safety nets. Earl was predeceased by his Mother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, May 10th, 2011 at the Chevra Kadisha of Calgary – Jewish Memorial Chapel located at Highway 22X and 37 Street S.W. Internment will follow immediately in the adjacent cemetery.
I first met Earl Silverman in the summer of 1989, shortly after stepping around his Harley which was parked on the walkway leading to the front door of his Richmond Road (Calgary) home. I was looking for a room to stay in while attending school. With the appearance of a biker, Earl opened the door wide, smiled warmly, and invited me in. What I discovered then and was reminded of countless times over the years, is that his door was always open – especially to those in need. I am saddened by his loss, while at the same time, I am lifted with the knowledge that he touched a lot of lives in very positive ways. I will miss him for a very, very long time. Many others will as well. Rest in peace my friend.
If you have a story you’d like to share about your experiences with Earl, please post it in a comment on any page and I will add it to the website. Also, donations go into Earl’s PayPal account. Any funds will remain there pending distribution decisions and in accordance with Earl’s wishes. Thank you.