Eric Vanderham of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away suddenly on April 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the age of 38 years.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Paula and his beautiful children Joshua (3) and Samantha (1 1/2); his parents Andy and Helen and his sister Esther and her husband Bill Fietje and their children Michelle and Vanessa.
His generosity of spirit was well known to his family and many dear friends. His sense of humour and optimism will be remembered by all who knew him.
Eric’s life was a testimony to his faith in God
“I have set the Lord always before me
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken
Therefore my heart is glad
And my tongue rejoices
My body will also rest secure
You have made known to me
The path of life
you will fill me with joy
in your presence”.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 8th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Musselwhite Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Mountain Park Community Church at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers we would request a donation made to one of the many organizations that Eric assisted in his lifetime:
Abbotsford Community Services, The Abbotsford Foundation, The Abbotsford Youth Commission, The Salvation Army, The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, The Abbotsford Food Bank, Big Brothers and Sisters of Abbotsford, Campus Crusade for Christ, Insight for Living Ministries, World Vision, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Trinity Western University and his second home and most treasured benefactor …Mountain Park Community Church.
“…and the dust returns from the ground
it came from and the spirit returns to
God who gave it”