It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, great father and good friend on June 24th, 2012 at the age of 78.  Emil was a loving and devoted husband to Sonia for 56! years.  He was a wonderful father to Marie (Gordon) and Emil Jr., and the #1 Grandpa to Jovienne, who nicknamed him “Pilot”.  He is also survived by family in Austria.  Emil was a dedicated, hard working and proud man who worked at Loblaws for 41 years.  You could always count on him.  He took great care of his family.  We invite you to celebrate his life with us at the KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 11 a.m.  Refreshments to follow.  Cremation has taken place.  Please sign the Book of Condolence at

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