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Calvin Egg

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May 24, 1956 – April 27, 2024

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Calvin Egg on April 27 2024, Calvin was 67 years old. Calvin bravely fought cancer for many years. Calvin was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpa and friend, He reflected God's love to all he met. 

Calvin is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 25 years Wendy; daughters, Brandi (Brian), Jessica, Rychelle; his son Calvin Egg Jr; his brother Lyle (Jackie); and his grandchildren, Lucas, Aurora, Ronan, Rosalee, Nevaeh, Peyton, and Jasmine. 

Calvin was predeceased by both his parents, Milton and Eileen Egg; his nephew Jesse Egg; his cousin Ervin Church; and Percy Church.

Calvin grew up on a farm in Leask Saskatchewan. He had horses, which he loved riding. His family had a cattle farm and he would, like a cowboy on horseback, take the cattle to the pasture which took about a week. 

Calvin started his working life after high school as a Radio DJ. His Radio name was Cal Russel CJGX in one town and CJVR in another. Calvin's brother remembers listening to him while cruising around in grade 10. He had several ventures in North Battleford, a hatchery and furniture business. Then went to Lethbridge, staying in the poultry business.  He then started at Keystone Hatchery in Niverville and moved to Manitoba.

Calvin had a very English sense of humour he could always keep a straight face through every joke or prank.  

Calvin loved volunteering at church. He led a home group for 15 years, taught guitar ministry to the youth in North End Winnipeg for free. Did kid’s ministry at Church of the Rock for years. He also led a children's ministry at Clarence Brauns Church in Winnipeg.  It is there where Wendy and Calvin got married on August 7, 1999.  

First and foremost, Calvin Loved the Lord. The lord was the head of his home. 

Calvin truly was a brilliant man. He loved his job at Dunn-rite/Sunrise and all the people he worked with. He often said that he was so blessed to have friends at work that would always pray with him and he would pray for them also. When he would go to a restaurant and the people he was with would pray silently he would tell them, “Don't be afraid or ashamed to pray out loud,” then he would pray out loud. He was never ashamed to show he loved the lord. 

Calvin also enjoyed professional shooting.  He won many tournaments, he has boxes of trophies.  He won Masters “First” for Canada.  He always excelled at everything he did. He was very competitive.

Calvin loved to play the guitar and sing. He was amazing at both.  

Calvin also loved the outdoors. Sitting in a tree stand for 8 hours, waiting for a bear to walk by was his happy place. When he was in nature he felt close to the lord. 


Calvin also loved golf. His goal was to outdrive his wife Wendy, which he “Sometimes” did. 

Calvin also made a commercial for the Saturn car company. Which he put many miles on with his job.  There is so much to say about such a great man. So many hilarious and heartfelt stories. 

We who Knew him were truly blessed. 

We will be with him one day forever. In heaven. 

The service will be held at 11am on Saturday May 11 at Church of the Rock, at 1397 Buffalo Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Cancer Care MB.

Calvin’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Teresa Shawara

May 24, 2024 at 8:10 PM

I'm so sorry.

I just heard.

Praying peace over the entire family as you navigate life without Calvin, for a little while.


God bless.


May 23, 2024 at 3:12 PM

I am really sorry for your loss. I met Calvin through friends a couple of years ago. He was a great supporter of researchers in poultry for the advancement of science. Whatever I asked, he was there always to help me. He is also a big loss for us in the academy and researchers in the poultry field. May god bless his soul and give his family the strength to go through this difficult times.


May 9, 2024 at 4:10 PM

i’m honoured he was my brother in law he loved my sister immensely thank you forever loving your family!


May 9, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Great friend and huge loss for the chicken industry .. if you dine out  at Chickenchef KFC Mary Browns  or  just out for wing Night on a Friday night or simply  just shop At  Costco Sobeys Walmart etc

Dr Neil Ambrose

May 9, 2024 at 3:43 PM

I first met Calvin in the early 90's when he was with Keystone Hatchery.  With a name like Egg in our industry, he was a standout throughout his career.  In recent years, with Sunrise acquiring Dunn-Rite, we were work colleagues again.  I enjoyed our chats and my visits to MB from BC always included quality windshield time with Calvin. We thought alike on many aspects of poultry health.  Calvin was a strong ambassador of our industry and will be greatly missed by all.  My condolences to Wendy and all the Egg family.

Dr. Marek Tomczyk

May 9, 2024 at 3:43 PM

I have met Calvin in 2003 when I started working at Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Winnipeg. Calvin was our colleague and his great personality will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences to all the Egg Family.

Ron & Ruth Penner

May 9, 2024 at 3:42 PM

We found Calvin to be an outstanding rep for Dunn-Rite at our farm. His knowledge of the industry and his friendly demeanour in visits to the farm made doing business with Cal  delight. We wish you, Wendy, and the whole family God’s peace in your time of grief.


May 9, 2024 at 3:21 PM

Cal has always been a great supporter and mentor for anyone who's interested in chicken business. His extensive knowledge and generosity on sharing those will always be missed. On top of all the knowledge, he had always been a great colleague to interact with, full of fun, humor, and abundant respect at all times. My deepest condolences to all the Egg Family.

Brian Herman

May 9, 2024 at 3:14 PM

Cal and I knew each other through a "couple of lifetimes ". Originally I met him at many poultry functions in the USA , over and over again  . Later he came to Dunn - Rite and we started seeing each other at various poultry  meetings  again . He was one of those guys that automatically had my respect . Smart but fun - all rolled into one !! I will continue to  remember  him in the years I have left . ( We're the same age ).

My condolences to his family


May 9, 2024 at 2:31 PM

I met the Egg family many years ago during a difficult time in my life! Both Wendy and Calvin helped me walk through that time courageously and provided me with sound Godly advice!  I always referred to Calvin as “ My brother from a different Mother” . He was always there when I needed some help or perspective that made me laugh or just smile! Thank you, Brother! What can I say Wendy, lots of love to you my Sister!!  My condolences to the entire family!

Melody and John Riddell

May 9, 2024 at 2:26 PM

John and I met Calvin and Wendy at Tim and Theresa’s home. Over the years we would enjoy an evening together with them. There was limited conversation between the hours of laughter, sometimes with tears! But the best memories for us are the ends of the evenings when the guitars would appear for the music to begin. Tim and Calvin would be caught up in the music which lead to worship, which was in their very being. We will miss them.

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