Elgienus (Eric) Pauwels late of Chilliwack passed away December 2nd, 2009 in Chilliwack at age 93. He was born October 23rd, 1916 at Haren, Netherlands and lived in Chilliwack, B.C. for 39 years.
Eric was predeceased by his parents, Reina and Hendrik Pauwels & wife Tryntje (Terry) January 27th, 2001.
Eric and his wife Terry and 1 daughter Reina immigrated to Golden, BC in 1952. Thereafter moving to Chilliwack in 1970 where they retired. Eric enjoyed music, choir, pigeon club and the checkers club.
He is survived by his son, Gary Pauwels of Chilliwack, two daughters, Reina (Fred) Woiwod of Salmon Arm, BC, and Helen Pauwels of Chilliwack; sister Reina Eleveld of Borne, Holland; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
The Pauwel family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff at Bradley Centre and Dr. Kroeze and those friends that came visiting to provide comfort and strength.
A traditional service was held at Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church, Rev. Carel Geleynse officiating on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009. Interment at Anglican Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were: Garry Pauwels, Eric Pauwels, Erik Weaver, Robert Snooks, Fred Woiwood and Alvin Ma.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Henderson’s Funeral Home.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com