It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our much loved dad and grandpa, Eric Kramer.
Born in Edenwold, Sask., Feb. 14, 1925, passed away at Chilliwack General Hospital Sept. 2, 2010 at the young age of 85 years.
Dad loved life and fought his 10 year battle with congestive heart failure like a warrior.
His unconditional generosity and infectious sense of humor made everyone he came in contact with love him. Eric worked for the BC Government in Revelstoke for 35+ years. Sailing on the Columbia River on the 12 mile ferry and then the MV Galena was not just a job but a passion. He learned to be a fantastic chef as he also cooked for “his crew”.
Dad moved from Revelstoke to Vernon in the late 1970’s. His mobile home was involved in many “drive by’s” as gardeners admired his impeccable flower and vegetable gardens.
He met Jean Clayton in 1995 and they took care of each other until her passing in July 2007. In Nov. 2007 Dad moved to Chilliwack to be closer to his daughter and granddaughters. His life then became a whirlwind of fun and drama as his “little sweethearts” dragged him everywhere.
He loved driving his new scooter and made people smile at the crazy hats he would wear. He looked forward to his weekly swim and lunch at Net care and the friends he had. In his younger years Eric “Little Moose” as they called him was greatly involved in the Moose Lodge at Revelstoke and later on the Mariam Masonic Lodge #20 in Vernon.
He leaves to cherish their memories his daughters Lil (Colby); Judy and sons, Ed and Brian; 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Clayton, Jami-Lee, Jeni-Rae, Kenny, Tyson, Tyler, Tara & Cindie; his brother Helmut (Shirley) and sister Flora (Lester); his friend and shipmate Garry and many more friends and relatives.
Eric was predeceased by his Mom and Dad; brothers, Dave, Bill and Sig; sister, Ella.
Dad requested no service but take comfort in knowing everyone he knew was special to him.
Donations can be made in his memory to the heart and stroke foundation.
Rest in Peace “Captain Bluewater”.