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LUISSER, Erich Josef  – January 23, 1947 - October 20, 2018.

Surrounded by his loving family, Erich passed away at home in Bowmanville in his 71st year.

Erich was the eldest son of Josef and Maria Luisser, born and raised in Eberau, Austria.

At the young age of eighteen, Erich married his beloved wife Maria in 1965, who he affectionately called “Mitzi”.

In 1967, they packed their bags and set out on an adventure. Knowing no English, they moved to Canada eventually calling Bowmanville, Ontario home to settle and raise their family.

Trained in Europe as a baker, Erich was a valued employee of Loblaws, where he managed various bakeries until retiring in 2007. Erich was known to be a sports enthusiast as he cheered his sons on from the sidelines and later his grandchildren, even often “offering” a cash reward for goals! Erich also loved his family pets, always making room for a dog in their home.

But undoubtably, Erich’s biggest joy was his family, enjoying simple pleasures like family BBQ’s, pool parties, and holiday events. Erich often said to Maria, “we have a great life”.

Erich will be fondly remembered and missed by his wife Maria and their two sons Gary (Janet) and Rick (Tara).

Erich was the best Opa ever to Samantha, Presley, Raegan, Brooke, and Brodie.

Erich will be missed by family and friends in Austria including brothers Walter (Hilde), Engelbert (Liesel), Franz, and Ernst (Gitte). Arrangements with Morris Funeral Chapel, Bowmanville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local cancer research centre.