The Erb Group Confirms Passing of Co-Founder Viola Erb

NEW HAMBURG, ON, September 28, 2022: It is with profound sadness that The Erb Group confirms the sudden passing of our co-founder, Viola Erb on September 24, 2022.

Waterloo Regional Police have determined that her death is being investigated as a homicide. It is inappropriate to speculate any other details at this time. This is an ongoing police investigation, and we will defer questions to Waterloo Regional Police for any additional information and updates.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Erb family, and we are allowing them this time to grieve the loss of their loved one.

Information regarding funeral and donations can be found on Mark Jutzi Funeral Home’s website.


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About Viola Erb
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About The Erb Group of Companies
Founded in 1959, The Erb Group of Companies is one of North America’s largest privately-owned refrigerated transportation providers. The Erb Group specializes on the timely, protected distribution of temperature-controlled perishable goods across Canada and the U.S. The Erb Group is a family-owned business, hosting over 1,500 employees, 1,100 trailers and 750 power units. Its head office is based in New Hamburg, Ontario, with additional Canadian terminals in Baden, Toronto, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Montreal, Trenton, Winnipeg and a U.S. terminal in Elverson, PA.

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Joe and Ellen Kalbhenn

Deepest sympathies and prayers to Erb Family. All of the employees working there now and all who worked there at any time. Joe ,John, Ric of our family worked there. Joe for over eighteen years and great skiing friend of Vern’s. Viola was the hardest , kindness and most honest person who believed in God and her and Vern lived their religion.. A beautiful person gone too soon and too tragically. Love to all The Kalbhenn Famil.

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