It’s with broken hearts and deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Eric on January 28, 2018. He passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.
Eric was born on August 12, 1953 in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba which is also where he attended school. Eric and Lynn were married in 1975 and shortly thereafter took over the family farm. This is where their daughters Brandy and Kylie were raised. Eric’s passion for farming was evident to everyone around him. In 2008 they sold the family farm in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Everyone who knew Eric will always have a great story to tell and lots of memories to cherish. Stories of hockey, travel, road trips, restaurants, auction sales, Princess Auto and big gulps. He loved people, had an infectious laugh and an amazing sense of humor. Everyone will miss his big smile and warm heart. Eric had a restless spirit. If he wasn’t’ travelling across the country to find his next new vehicle, he was working on the farm or at the lake with an entourage of friends or family.
Eric (Dad/Papa) has given his children and grandchildren a tremendous gift; exceptional memories, traditions, skills and values that will live on in his honour.
Thank you for your true example of love, selflessness, generosity and concern for others. We will always strive to continue your legacy. We will miss your smiling face, no one can ever take your place.
A son of all sons, Eric loved his parents deeply and was very caring and supportive. His Mother Helen will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lynn, his daughters Kylie (Jen) and Brandy (Derek) Granddaughters Kate and Sofie, his Mother Helen, Brother Glen (Suzanne), Niece, Bonnie, Nephew Lyle (Koreana) and some very special Uncles, Aunts and cousins.
Eric was predeceased by his father Alois, his Grandparents Frank and Zoe, Step-Grandmother Alice and his Niece Allison and Nephew James.
Eric, you’re on one last ride. You’re travelling on an old curvy road that’s seen lots of travellers but never anyone quite like you. Hop on Eric, feel the wind and put a few miles behind you. See all there is to see and don’t forget to stop for banana cream pie.
The family wishes to thank the countless employees in the Health Care System for their dedicated support through the years. In lieu of flowers, PLEASE GIVE BLOOD, HAVE A CHEESEBURGER OR A SHOT OF WHISKEY.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date with notice provided.
“I’VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.”
- Maya Angelou
Flowers respectfully declined. Please take the time to donate blood.