We Remember

DUECK, Erich

September 8, 1954 — January 26, 2024

The family sadly announces the passing of Erich Dueck, born September 8, 1954, and passed away January 26, 2024, from ALS, age 69.

Erich will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lois, and his daughters, Charmaine (Craig) and Michelle.  His memory will also be cherished by his mom, Susan; brothers, Alf, Bernie, and John; his sister Maryanne; and by his extended family and friends. Erich was predeceased by his father, John.

Erich loved the Okanagan! He enjoyed a variety of sports. Erich worked hard and was a man filled with honesty and integrity. He was a faithful husband and a devoted father.

Erich’s family wishes to express a heartfelt appreciation to each of the doctors, nurses, and team members that cared so passionately for him.

There will be no service by his request. He will be honoured in the hearts of those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Gardom Lake Bible Camp or the ALS Society of BC.

For those wishing to honour Erich’s memory, feel free to share a story.  Erich has left this earth, but he will never leave our hearts.

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  • Ang Bergeson says:

    I was lucky enough to work with Erich for 14 years. What a kind gentle man he was. Always offering up a candy to all the staff as he went about his day. Lois, I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. He was a kind, kind man.

  • Douglas Janzen says:

    Erich was a great friend for over 50 years. I am reminiscing about our youth years when we would go waterskiing on Okanagan Lake in my old clunker red outboard motorboat. It was always early mornings when the lake was calm. We would practice our slalom skiing before church on Sunday mornings. After our workouts, we had many conversations in the steam room at the Okanagan Health Spa on Sutherland Ave. We attended local hockey games and often Erich came over to watch Stanley Cup hockey, Grey Cup and Super Bowl football at my place. I will especially miss Erich during the upcoming Super Bowl game. His decline in the last year due to ALS was especially hard and we send our condolences to Lois and the family.
    Doug & Lora

  • Lori Thompson says:

    It was an honor working with such a great guy,Erich you will be missed by many my condolences to the family who lost a great soul.
    Lori Thompson

  • Wolfgang Maschner says:

    This is so sad. He was a hard-working, and most honest person I think I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by the community. He gave so much of himself. My condolences to family and friends.

  • Cindy says:

    My first memories of Kelowna was of your Wedding. I will always remember Erich’s gentleness and kindness. And his fierce protection of you Lois always touched my heart. It was an honor to know him the little that I did. My heart hurts for all of you. Love Cindy

  • Ruth Lunn says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I got to know both Lois & Erich in their years at Valleyview Bible Church in Kamloops. I worked with them both in a few ministries of the Church.

  • Sheri Sheppard says:

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to you, Lois, and your family. I will always remember the gentleness of your family as a care giver to Alexa. I have been praying for comfort to heal the hole Erich has left.
    With love, Sheri ❤️

  • Willy Dueck says:

    Erich was was a great man who always had time for everyone

  • Norm Leroux says:

    My condolences to you Lois, Michelle & Charmaine. I met Lois and Erich while doing my job , cleaning up at Central Park in Kelowna. They would be there most mornings for quite sometime and they loved seeing my little dog Shadow. Rest In Peace Erich , & God bless.

  • Bobbie Ninemire says:

    The first time I met Erich, he was hammering nails; building a home for his family. That is how I will always remember him, as a loving hard-working man, a generous spirit and someone respectful of everyone he met. He listened more than he spoke, he watched and found quiet and unassuming ways to help. He was a friend who gave and never asked for something in return. In my memories of him, I still see see that young father holding Michelle in his arms, Charmaine by the hand and Lois beside him as we stood at the back of the church and Erich quietly said he would pray for us. My deepest condolences to Lois, Charmaine and Michelle, and to all of Erich’s family and friends.

  • Chris Lavigne (Decker) says:

    Lois, it’s been many many years since we have seen each other, but those I knew growing up always hold a special place in my heart. I’m so sorry to hear how Erich has suffered and for all you have been going through. Praying that God’s comfort will be yours as you and your family grieve.

  • Frank Friesen says:

    Hi Lois, the last time we saw Erich was at Oma Hecht’s funeral in April of 2010. (see photo) We were thinking of Erich as the disease progressed, and are sorry to hear how Erich suffered but thankful for the release from suffering now. Carolyn & I will be praying that God may comfort you and your family as you grieve. My parents Frank & Anna Friesen also send their condolences. Mom updated us each time she talked with you on the phone this last year.

  • Steve says:

    This man loved his family and hamburgers.
    Miss ya buddy !

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