ERICKSON The family of Robert (Bob) Edward Erickson is sad to announce his passing October 26, 2012. Dad was born May 28, 1927 in Austin, Minnesota, the oldest of eight children. He met his darling spouse at Augustana University in Illinois where he obtained his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity. Bob and Harriet immigrated to Canada in 1952 and served in a number of Lutheran parishes across the prairies. In 1967 he began his second career as a psychiatric social worker and obtained his Masters in Social Work degree. Bob retired in 1988 and pursued a love of travel and genealogy research. He wrote 4 books, which are available at libraries and online. Bob and Harriet lived for 33 years in North Battleford, Sask., where Bob was awarded “Citizen of the Year” in 1994 honoring his volunteer work with under-privileged youth. They moved to Abbotsford, BC in 2005 to be closer to family and escape Saskatchewan’s crisp winters. Since then, they have enjoyed the community at Menno Place. Dad is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Harriet, four siblings; Don Erickson, Julie Gee, Dr. Edna Rask-Erickson, and Dr. Beth Erickson, four children; Deborah Erickson (Michael Murdock), Dr. Dave Erickson (Dr. Dianne Chappell) Stephen Erickson, Ruth Glatt (Alan Glatt); 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents Mildred and Rudolf Erickson, siblings; Dorothy Johnson, Aline Melson, Marjorie Erickson-Geisler; and grandson Aden Glatt.
Memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford, BC at 10am, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bakerviewcrematorium.com