Passing of Eric Meinig - Long Time Player and Board Member

Posted by Gary Paukert on Sep 30 2021 at 07:08PM PDT in July 2021 Season

Good evening, guys:

There have been some amazing men who started up this great league and kept it going, and sadly we have lost another of them.

Eric Meinig passed away on Monday, September 27th at age 92. His step-daughter Lisa Columbus informed us today.

Eric played in our league for an AMAZING 23 years from 1994-2017, and even more important served on our Board of Directors from 1996-2002. There can be no doubt that he played a huge role in shaping the successful league we are today. Beyond that, he just must have enjoyed a tremendous lot of softball and made many, many friends.

Eric’s funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17 Ave SW and Lower Springbank Rd) at 10:00am with burial to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. You can join the service virtually by the link below.

Here is the link to his obituary:

I’m sure many, many of you knew Eric. His step-daughter was asking if perhaps we could provide ’Eric’s jersey’ for the funeral. Perhaps one of you who plans to attend can dig up a CSMS League jersey from the last team Eric played on and take it along for display.

Our league sends it’s condolences to Eric’s family and our assurances that Eric will be dearly missed, not to mention immensely appreciated for his contribution to our lives.

Best regards,

Gary Paukert
VP/Communications Director
Calgary Senior Men’s Slopitch League


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