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November 5, 1929 — June 23, 2012

On Saturday, June 23rd, Eric passed away suddenly into the arms of his Lord and Saviour.  Survived by his loving family, his wife of 20 years, Lil; his children and step-children, Michelle, Leslie (Seema), Sheldon (Marlene), Brenda, Kelvin (Jodi), and Cheryl (Warren); 14 grandchildren, Castina (Mike), Brittany, Stephanie, Rachelle, Sarah, Nathan, Aaron, Micah, Jesse, Rebekah, Kelsey, Kaitlin, Ethan and Hannah and 2 great granddaughters, Emma and Abby; his brother Frank (Elfrieda) and 3 sisters, Frieda (Rolf), Hilda and Esther; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Emil and his first wife Frieda.  He was a very kind, gentle, loving and Godly man.  The best comfort we have is that “he is having a party in heaven with Jesus” quoted by his four year old granddaughter.  A Celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, with Pastor Will Sohnchen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ERDO (Emergency Relief & Development Overseas): 2450 Milltower Court, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5Z6.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Evangel Church

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ERDO (Emergency Relief & Development Overseas): 2450 Milltower Court, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5Z6


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Service Details

The service for KRISTEL, Eric is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC


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  • bob gibson says:

    Lil and family, I was terribly shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Eric. I always enjoyed his company and little chats we shared. You have my utmost sympathy and I am praying for you specifically. May you know His comfort.

  • The Lesoways says:

    On behalf of my entire family, we are devastated by the passing of our dear uncle and for my mom, her big brother. Our tears flow with yours and our hearts ache with the sadness of knowing we won’t see him again … until we catch up later. We loved him as we do those he left behind. God bless you and keep you strong.

  • Esther Perpar (Kristel) says:

    Dear Lil, and combined families of Eric and Lil:
    Our family is so very saddened by the loss of a dear brother, uncle, your husband and friend,father, step-father, grand and great grandfather.
    We join you in your sorrow, your aching hearts,and tears but know very well that Eric is at peace in heaven and has lived his “dash” with honesty, integrity,and compassion and consideration for all those whose lives he touched. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.


  • Ben and Bea Falk says:

    Dear Lil and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss; such a shock for you all.
    Eric and you have always been so special to Ben and I and we will miss him.
    May God’s strength sustain you and His love surround you that you may feel peace in the midst of the grief.
    Ben and Bea Falk

  • Marty Luksts says:

    Dear Lil,
    Dale and I want to express our sorrow and extend our sympathy to you in the loss of your husband, Eric.
    Eric was a blessing because he always had a cheerful thought and some encouraging words every time we spoke.
    Marty Luksts

  • Helmut Gross and family says:

    Dear Lil and family,
    on behalf of my entire family we are so very saddened by the loss of your dear husband. Eric will remain in our hearts forever. May God’s strength sustain you.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Helmut Gross and family and all the relatives in Germany

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