Egon Sommer

October 23, 1942 – May 4, 2021
Egon Greve Sommer was born October 23, 1942 to Karen and Kresten Sommer in Denmark and passed away May 4, 2021 in Ponoka, Alberta. He was the third child of six.
In 1957, at the age of 15, Egon and the rest of the Sommer family boarded a ship and came to Canada, landing in Pier 21. They boarded the train and made their way out west to Alberta.
In 1965, Egon and brother Knud, started a construction company and in 1971 Sommer Home Hardware was established.
Egon will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 55 years, Norma; daughters Shirley (Lorne) and Arlene (Harley); grandchildren Zachary, Brandi-Lynn (Richard), Katelyn (Levi), Hunter (Georgia) and Callie (Sam); and great-grandsons Blake and Samual; his sisters Kirsten (Knud) of Denmark, Olga (Mike) and Vera (Scott); and sister-in-law Lil and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Kresten and Karen Sommer; sister Tove; brother Knud; son Egon JR; and grandsons Kirk, Lucas and Levi.
Memorial donations in Egon’s name are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Lung Association, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.), Mental Health Foundation or Alberta Cancer Foundation. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a service will be held at a later date.
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