Obituary for Walter “Chic” Zur

By Eden’s Funeral Home
April 14, 2021
Walter Joseph 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.

The youngest of four children to Andrew and Aniela Zur, “Chic,” as he was affectionately known, was born Nov. 27, 1932.

Upon completing Grade 10, he apprenticed as an automotive mechanic at Ulrich’s Service Station in Blairmore, eventually owning and operating 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 Crestview Lodge until his passing.

Chic is survived by 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 and 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.

At Chic’s request, no service will be held. Condolences may be sent through

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


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home


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