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Date of Passing: Jun 18, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandpa and brother, Ervin Albert Trapp who passed away at his cabin on June 18, 2020 at the age of 79.
He was predeceased by his wife Marion and his parents, Anna and William.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Tracy and son-in-law Todd, their children, Brayleigh and Spencer; daughter Marcy and son-in-law Bryan and their daughter Piper. As well, he leaves his brother Harold; many nieces and nephews and Erv's special lady friend Colleen.
Erv was born and raised in Brokenhead, MB. He worked at Winnipeg Supply and ABCO Supply and Service for many years in several roles. Erv co-founded ALLCO Electrical and later moved on to work as a project estimator for Madsen Electric. Erv was always "wheeling and dealing" to get the job done. It is comforting to hear from past co-workers how well respected and liked he was in the electrical industry.
Erv and Marion married in 1966 and they raised their daughters in Winnipeg. Whether at home, or at the cabin, the Trapp home was always filled with love, laughter, parties with friends and more than a little wine.
Erv enjoyed his cabin life, grandchildren, numerous lifelong friends, including the horseshoe gang, the electrical crew, neighbours in the city and cabin, pals in Mexico and beyond. In fact, Erv made friends where ever he went and always knew somebody everywhere. As one of his good friends once said, Erv may not have been rich, but he was rich in friends.
So the next time you turn on a light that Erv installed, reach for that extra jar of screws he gave you, or pick up a deck of cards for some Friday night hold 'em, please raise a glass to Erv and celebrate his life and friendship.
As per our father's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. We wish to thank our friends and family for all the love, support and stories we have received during this time. Flowers are gratefully declined.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Tracy, Marcy and families. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad. I have fond memories of growing up next door to the Trapp family, the fun times spent around our pool and at the lake. Mr. Trapp was always their to lend a hand when needed and of course share a beverage or two. “The Mayor of Eade Cres.” will surely be missed. - Posted by: Debbie Kelly (Loreth) (Former Neighbour) on: Jun 28, 2020

  • Erv - Here's my share. May 1990 a 25 year old and his young family move to Eade Cr. This guy shows up from across the street and says, "Hi welcome to the neighborhood I'm Erv Trapp the mayor of Eade Cr." I think it's my tradesman vehicle that brought him over but I learned over the years that this guy knows everyone on the street, he may as well be mayor. Willing to help any one of us anytime. Wasn't hard to become friends with him and his family. He taught me about the "exchange" you know where you bring stuff to get rid of and oh yah pick something up that may be useful on the way out. The dump. He loved dropping in to check out my collection of stuff as he called it. How many people drop in for a drink and bring their own glasses and a bottle of the latest red or blend that was recently bottled from Erv's winery. Many good memories over 25 years Erv you will always be in our thoughts and you will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Tracy, Marcy and the rest of the family. Danny, Nancy, Jeremy, Sean and Nicole - Posted by: Danny Desrosiers (neighbor) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • MY condolences go out to the Trapp family. I was saddened to read of Erv's passing. I worked at Abco Supply with Erv, he was always a positive force in the electrical department and he played a big part in the success of Abco overall. Erv brought me into the estimation of projects department, I used that experience in my work life for another 30 years. Erv was well respected in the electrical and construction industry. I learned some good life policies from Erv which I used in my interaction with people socially and professionally to this day. Today I regret not having made time to visit Erv and attending the Breakfast Club. Happy hour will come early today. - Posted by: Pat lennox (co - worker) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • I didn’t see Erv often but almost three years ago he was at my Father’s 100th birthday celebration. My father, Bill Atkinson, is the founder of ABCO and he had a close friendship with Erv, and thought very highly of him. On behalf of my father (who will be 103 in August) we send our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Coralie Bornais (Atkinson) (acquaintance) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • To the Trapp family, I am so sorry for your loss . Erv was a mentor of mine , I owe him everything for the success I have enjoyed in the electrical trade . He arranged my first job as a commercial electrician helper in 1988 and helped me obtain my apprenticeship . Erv was the reason I was hired at Madsen Electric where we worked together for over 10 years. This past week I’ve thought a lot about Erv - all great times and sometimes well a lot of the time crazy times especially at the lake! Erv always brought the party and you never knew when or where he would find you . I can’t think of anyone who enjoyed life more,at the fullest on his own terms, and was more liked . I will miss his standard greeting “How you doing ? Young fella “ I’m sure he’s found the party up there already . Rest In Peace Mr. Trapp - Posted by: Jason Singbeil (Co worker and family friend) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • The Shaw family will never forget the many family trips to Grand forks, or the weekends at the cabin, always filled with constant laughs and maybe to many drinks. Erv was always our ring leader at numerous breakfasts , or the (army-navy) . Erv touched a lot of people in such a positive way that his memories will live on forever. A true gentleman and great boss to many. He will be missed. Cheers Erv. Our deepest condolences, Gail and Bruce Shaw - Posted by: Bruce (Co-oworker) on: Jun 27, 2020

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