Eric Vanderham of Abbotsford, passed away suddenly on April 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the age of 38 years.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Paula; and his beautiful children, Joshua (three), and Samantha (one-and-one-half); his parents, Andy and Helen; and his sister Esther and her husband Bill Fietje, and their children, Michelle and Vanessa.
His generosity of spirit was well-known to his family and many dear friends. His sense of humour and optimism will be remembered by all who knew him.
Eric’s life was a testimony to his faith in God.
‘’I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices, my body will also rest secure.
You have made known to me the path of life. You will fill me with joy in your presence.’’
Psalm 16:8, 9, 11
Viewing was held on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2003 from 7-9 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Musselwhite Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Mountain Park Community Church at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, we would request a donation made to one of the many organizations that Eric assisted in his lifetime: Abbotsford Community Services, The Abbotsford Foundation, The Abbotsford Youth Commission, The Salvation Army, The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, The Abbotsford Food Bank, Big Brothers and Sisters of Abbotsford, Campus Crusade for Christ, Insight for Living Ministries, World Vision, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Trinity Western University, and his second home and most treasured benefactor – Mountain Park Community Church.
‘’and the dust returns from the ground it came from and the spirit returns to God who gave it.’’