Calvin “POPS” Earnshaw


Cal “POPS” Earnshaw
September 12, 1957 – October 25, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cal Earnshaw at the age of 66 in Edmonton , AB.

Cal is predeceased by his Martha Earnshaw (Mom), Carol Raketti (Sister), Brian Ernest (Brother), and Dwayne Raketti (Possible).

Survived by his three children Chad, Brady, and Alyssa; two beautiful grandsons Brylan and Bradyn; and nephews Brennan, Byron, and Barry; as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Cal was a big part of the community through years of coaching soccer and hockey in Edmonton. Cal impacted a lot of lives through sports and often left a lasting impression . Pops loved his Boston bruins and New England Patriots. He was well travelled and loved taking numerous trips to Boston to watch his teams. Pops always enjoyed watching his sports and socializing at the Corner with his friends. Pops will be missed by many.

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Joanne Page Shaban

I am saddened to learn of Cal’s passing. I had the pleasure of working together with Cal at TELUS. I will remember Cal as a man with a great big heart! He loved having fun and gave 100% to everything he did. Thanks for the laughs Cal. Rest In Peace.

Rommel Palanca

I’ve had both the privilege and honor of working with Cal at TELUS. He was good at his profession, but from my perspective, Cal was more than that: he had style, integrity and was just an amazing person. Asides from the work and our joint accomplishments, I will never forget the fun times to various business trips & conferences (New Orleans!), golfing or the simple sit down & scotch.

My condolences to the Earnshaw family. Cal was a proud father and talked about you often.

Barry Kowalchuk

Our deepest condolences to the Earnshaw family. Cal will be fondly remembered by all who had the opportunity to know him.
Cal worked for me at TELUS for a couple of years and we so enjoyed his enthusiasm and passion for his work.
He always enjoyed a good practical joke and a laugh with those around him.
He will be missed by many of us.

Cody Morash

Papa Cal – it was a pleasure working with you. And I’m grateful for the opportunities we had to get to know each other over a meal. You were dedicated and so kind. May you rest in peace.

Christine Lambert

Papa Cal; the name that was given to him by our team at TELUS. What a great man, leader, and mentor. I had the pleasure of working with Cal for numerous years at TELUS. I am beyond grateful for all of the moments that we shared over the years. Thank you for all of the memories, Papa Cal. I’ll think of you always.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Milton Herman

I lived very close to cal and his family and my son David was with chad in hockey at that time cal was manager of Canadian tire Our lives went in different directions but I did bump him into at a Boston pizza last year and it was great to see him we watched many sports events together I will miss him he was a good friend and a good man

Barb &Joey Schols

I’m so sorry for your loss, and he was a fantastic guy.

Stephen Williams

An amazing man. Father, grandfather, uncle and the best friend a person could have. A part of me is with you Cal and always in my thought and heart. I could not have had a better friend. You have left a legacy that will never be matched. Love and miss you buddy.

Allen Baptist

Cal, thanks for all the memories that our families shared both on and off the ice. You were a true friend and will not be forgotten.
Chad, Brady & Alyssa my family’s condolences
Cal travel with God speed

Allen & Family

Krista Chidlow

I worked with Cal for years at TELUS . Cal was just an extraordinary human and as many people say, “one of the good ones.” Whenever his name came up it was always followed up with , “oh he’s such a great guy.” He was so respectful to everyone and was always the first person to help anyone in need. He never missed a TELUS days of giving and he was legendary for his kindness and generosity. He was courageous, hardworking, extremely likeable and loveable. He always stood up for what’s right, he coached, mentored and guided so many people. He will never be forgotten and the only man EVER to throw our CEO (Darren Entwisle) into the ocean at Presidents Club (one of the many awards he won for his outstanding performance at TELUS). Most of all, he loved his family so very much and talked about you all, all of the time. You were his everything!!! I am so grateful I was blessed to know him and sending my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the all of the family.


Wow I am shock my condolences too Alyssa earnshaw best friend from the pass

Melissa Gamblin

Coach cal. Thankyou. For always being such an amazing mentor. Thankyou for believe in every single one of us girls. Thankyou for making sure we all reached our peak potential. Thankyou for never giving up on us. Thankyou for always believing in us. And thankyou. For always treating us girls like we were you own even though we were all teenage girls who never wanted to hear what we needed to hear . I’ll never forget you. I’ll love you forever. And miss you always . Rest easy Coach cal.

Cal Makl (JR)

Pops will always be a huge piece of my heart and had a profound impact on my life. He was a special man, a second father to me. He was always there when I needed him without prejudice and I will miss home forever. My condolences to the entire family. He was an amazing man, a man’s man. Love you Pops, until we tip a shot again together. RIP.