Eric passed away peacefully into the presence of His Lord and Saviour on December 31, 2005 at the age of 85 years.
Eric was born on April 29, 1920 in Seabright, Manitoba, the eldest of six children. He married Gertrude Grabke in 1942 and for a short while they farmed until BC lured them away, where he had a number of jobs and found his calling in building quality homes together with his brother Albert. He had a dramatic conversion at the age of 21 years and also a number of healings throughout his lifespan. He was a firm believer in church attendance and tithing, and was always willing to help people when they needed something fixed. His skills were frequently used by his children and he will be remembered for his generosity and quality completed home projects.
In his retirement years he enjoyed walking and made many friends at the track, where he enjoyed competing, walking faster than many younger than he.
Eric leaves behind his wife of 62 years, children Marilyn, Gary, Mervin, Dawna and spouses; 15 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers, nieces and nephews.
Following a graveside service there will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Sevenoaks Alliance Church in Abbotsford. Donations to World Serve Ministries, 604-531-3955 or www.worldserve.org are requested in lieu of flowers.