Walter Joseph “Chic” Zur, beloved father, stepfather, uncle and grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2021 in his sleep at the Pincher Creek Hospital at the age of 88 years.
The youngest of four children to Andrew and Aniela Zur, “Chic” as he was affectionately known was born November 27, 1932. Upon completing Grade 10 he apprenticed as an automotive mechanic at Ulrich’s Service Station in Blairmore eventually owning/operation the Little Chief Service Station in Coleman. He went back to school for his heavy-duty papers and went to work at Kaiser and Coleman Colliers until his retirement.
As a young boy he was introduced to the cowboy way of life and became an accomplished horseman. As a young man he rodeoed, jockeyed and did equestrian events with his first wife Linda. As a result of his lifestyle he suffered numerous ailments which he struggled with for his life.
At age 60 he and his second wife Josephine farmed on the North Burmis. If you dropped by for a visit it was a given that you would be playing some crib and discussing the current events. He was on the farm until health issues made him move into town. He was a resident at Crest View Lodge until his passing.
Chic is survived by his sons; Jim (Shelley), Arnold (Renee), Billy (Tammy) and daughter Rose (Kevin), stepsons Greg (Lisa), Ron (Patti), Darren (Heather) and stepdaughter Karen (Michael) grandchildren; Curtis, Christopher, Abby, Britnie, Cooper, Kyla, Jocelyn, Courtney, TY, Mykayla, Keith and Conner, great grandchildren; Carter, Morgan and Trinity as well as numerous nieces, nephews all of whom were dear to his heart.
Chic was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Nellie Zur, stepfather Mike Mirka, wife Josephine Zur, siblings; Joe Zur, Mary Wasylkiewzc (Bill Kaklin, Walter Wasylkiewzc), Vicky Chupka (Harry Chupka) and nephew Billy Kaklin.
Memory Rides a Quiet Horse
With a Gentle Hand on the Rein
May the star of Hope Shine on you
Until we meet again
May you never lose faith in the future
May you never feel shame for the past
And the flower of friendship flourish
At Chic’s request no service will be held. Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com
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