KALWA, Ernst “Ernie” Erwin, born 26 October 1929 in Osterode, Germany, succumbed to lung cancer in Peterborough on 01 December 2012. Ernie immigrated to Canada in 1953, and came to Peterborough on the recommendation of a man he met on the ship.  He found work as an orderly at St Joseph’s Hospital where he met Registered Nurse Muriel Doris Calberry of Hastings. They were married 26th October 1955. He began barbering in 1954, operating Ernie’s Barber Shop on Hunter Street, and later on Simcoe Street, until retiring “a legend in barbering” in September 2012.  Ernie was an avid angler and horse-racing enthusiast. He is survived by his loving wife Doris, son Paul Elliott Allen Kalwa of Peterborough, son Ernest Larry Kalwa (Elysia DeLaurentis) of Elora, sister Elli and brother Walter, both of Germany. He is predeceased by his parents Johann and Augusta Kalwa (née Opalka), brothers Adolf and Paul, and sisters Ida and Hedwig, all of Germany. Private family service; cremation has taken place. The family wishes to thank Drs. Ragaz, Stoker and Youssef, the VON, Hospice Care, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, and Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). If desired memorials to the VON (www.givetoVON.ca), Hospice Care, Canadian Cancer Society or the P.R.H.C. Foundation may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca, at canadahelps.org or by calling 705-740-0444.

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