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Passed away on March 15, 2016 at Cairnsmore Place, Duncan BC with his daughter by his side. Eric was born on December 18, 1936 in the Kings Daughters Hospital in Duncan.

Beloved husband to Rose of 56 years, and loving father to Debbie Wheeler (Allan) and Dwayne. Cherished grandpa to Alicia Thompson (Andrew) and great grandpa to Mason and Rosalyn. Dear brother to Oke (Alice), Anne Marie Melhus (Al), and Gary (Connie). Predeceased by his sisters Marg Macquarrie, June Scott, and Agnes Brumback.

Eric lived all of his life in Lake Cowichan until illness took him to live at Cairnsmore place 5 years ago.

Eric worked at the Youbou Sawmill for 49 years until his retirement in 2001.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and his many nieces and nephews who all held a special place in his heart.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 2 – 4 in the multi-purpose room at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.To honour our fathers wishes please dress casually.

A Heartfelt thank-you to all of the Cairnsmore staff for the loving care and attention given to him during his stay there.

Arrangements entrusted to Sands Funeral Chapel, Duncan.

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