Erickson, Carl Erick Albert

Erickson, Carl Erick Albert

March 1st, 2018

A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Carl passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Violet, and children: Steve (Elda) of Delta, BC; Gerri (Allan) of Chilliwack, BC; Charlene (Mike) of Ferndale, WA; Mark (Kathy) of New Westminster, BC; Laurel (Ted) of Waterloo, ON; and Brent of London, ON. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Loving brother of Laurence (Marg), Gerald (Nadine), Lorraine (Ben) and Dan (Marilyn). He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by wife Doreen (Arbuckle) and 10 brothers and sisters. Carl led a full and interesting life. He was a WWII veteran, retiring from the RCAF after 33 years of service in Trenton, ON and Comox, BC. Afterwards, Carl followed one of his dreams and opened Erick’s Ice Cream Parlour in Courtenay, BC. In 1999, after the passing of Doreen, Carl relocated to London, ON to reconnect with old friends and marry Violet. Throughout his life and his many involvements, he touched many lives. His quick sense of humour, laughter, love and smiles will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion they provided. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a charity of your choice in Carl’s memory. 

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    Lorraine&Benour deepest condolences to Carls wife Vi,his children,grandchildren,& great grand children. As his only surviving sister,Carl treated me very special with cards ,phone calls. i loved his laugh,his soft smile. I will miss him. I have fond memories of this special brother to share with my family. Rest in peace Carl. sister lorraine& brother-in-law Ben & families
    Kevin WestfallSending deep condolences to Violet and family. Lorraine my grandmother, has told wonderful stories about Carl. May he rest in peace.
    Valerie CarlsenI was able to share some special memories of my Uncle Carl at his last 90th Birthday party through Gerri, who arranged it to happen. What a thrill it would have been to hear all the stories personally! I know it meant a lot to him. Uncle Carl will be missed by all who were fortunate to be exposed to his warm heart and quick, witty sense of humour. Condolences and prayers are sent to all of his family, friends and loved ones. Rest In Peace, Uncle Carl. Your niece, Valerie Carlsen ( Late sister, Helen’s daughter)
    Laurence (Larry) EricksonI and my friend Margaret send our love, prayers and condolences to my brother Carl's wife Violet and his children, grand children and all his loved ones! For me; Carl was the 14 year old brother in 1941 on the Homestead that took me into town for first time at age 7 and the 18 year old brother that came home to Big River SK on "Army Leave" in 1944 (near end of WW2) wearing very proudly his New Paratrooper Wings on his chest and the distinct Maroon Beret on his head! We were all very impressed and proud of him which later led me to apply for and graduate from the RCAF Para-Rescue Course at the Air Base in Trenton ONT Aug 1961 where Carl was selected to be a member of the Honour Guard for our course graduation "Wings Parade" ! Which made us both very proud! His dear wife Doreen recorded the event on her 8mm movie camera! I had the pleasure of meeting Carl's new wife Violet at the Erickson family reunion in 2000 near Kelowna BC and over the many years brother Carl and his loving family have played a very important role in our lives and he will be greatly and sadly missed!!! Rest in Peace dear brother Carl
    Linda ArbuckleMy condolences go out to Violet and to the Erickson family. We had many lovely visits when you visited London. You have left behind wonderful memories for your chidren and grandchildren and I am sure they will treasure those memories. We last seen each other at your 90th birthday and I brought away many fond memories of that day. RIP Uncle Carl
    Linda Nicholson Violet, laurel and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Carl. I did not know Carl, however he sounded like an Amazing man. It was so nice that you connect him Again. My condolences. Linda Nicholson.
    Vicki HarknettMy condolences to the Erickson family. Charlene, Geraldine, Mark,Steve and to Carl’s Grandcildren and Greatgranchildren. My heart is heavy. All my love to sweet Vi. Such a delightful Lady. I will never regret the day I walked into Erick’s Ice Cream Parlour and found true friendship 💕
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