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Arlene Erickson

July 17, 1946 - November 12, 2013


Passed away on November 12, 2013 in Langley, BC after a long battle with cancer. Arlene was born on July 17, 1946 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents, Alphonse and Veronica Schmid. She will be lovingly remembered by Cecil her husband of 47 years; daughter Tracie (Sheldon McIver); son Trevor; grandchildren Jayne-Ann, Robbie, and Anson; brothers Lambert (Hilda) of Surrey, BC, Larry (Linda) of Langley, BC, Roger (Lorraine) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Don (Jacque) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arlene was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Delta BC, St. Bernadette Parish, Surrey, BC, and most recently St. Joseph’s Parish in Langley, BC.  Arlene was a member of the St. Bernadette CWL and volunteered for the bingo for over 25 years where she had built a large and varied group of friends. She also worked for over 30 years for Tradewinds Intl (Bob & Joyce Schmidt & Stewart & Gwen Schmidt) in the Amway business where she had the opportunity to travel the world and meet a wide magnitude of friends. The family would like to thank all her friends that provided support and prayers over the last years and months she battled cancer. She took on her illness with courage and dignity and showed her true strength and faith. Prayers will be held on Friday November 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm at St. Bernadette Parish 6543 – 132nd Street Surrey, BC, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 am Interment at the Gardens of Gethsemani at a later date.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Carolyn & Jack Draginov

It is with great sadness to hear of Arlene’s passing. Our prayers are with the family at their time of loss.

From: Roy and Karen Slavens

Dear Cecil and Family: Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all and keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers. Remembering the fun times back in the late ’60’s, the hockey games the visits and playing cards. We are thankful for our last visit and wish there could have been more of them. Sorry that we will not be able to make it to the service on Saturday.

Roy and Karen

From: Ann Forster

I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to Cecil and family. Our thoughts and prayers be with you.
God washes the eyes with tears until they can see the invisible land where there will be tears no more.
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

From: Marjorie Nesbitt

Cec and family…my prayers are with you at such a difficult time..she was such a ray of sunshine to us all and will be greatly missed.

From: Marie Kolenosky

Blessings to you and your family Cec.

Marie K

From: Greg and Pat Mankle

Cec and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Arlene was always an uplifting spirit to be around. She will be greatly missed. Our love to you all. Greg and Pat

From: Dennis Anderson

My most sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of Arlene…… What a most ‘lovely person’ – an example for many. To you Cece and ALL your family – my thoughts are with you. ” That which is never forgotten never leaves us” – and Arlene will never be forgotten.
May all that is good be with you and yours. (will not be able to attend Sat – recuperating from surgery)
Keep the Faith……. Dennis Anderson

From: Therese & Denis Chicoine

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cec, and your family. Arlene was such a cheerful and thoughtful person. I remember when she first met you and how thrilled and confident she was in your love. She knew what a loving, devoted husband you would be. She will be remembered and missed, but she left great memories and heaps of love for her family and friends. Therese

From: Theresa Head

HI Cec and family, I would like to say i’m sorry for the lose of Arlene. She always had a smile and ready to help when needed…. She will be missed by everyone that new her…..She is in better hands and no more suffering… Love Theresa

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 16, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Bernadette Parish
6543 - 132nd street
Surrey, BC Canada V3W 4L4

Reception to follow in parish hall

6543 - 132nd street
Surrey, BC Canada V3W 4L4


Date & Time:
November 15, 2013
Beginning at 7:45pm

St. Bernadette Parish
6543 - 132nd street
Surrey, BC Canada V3W 4L4

6543 - 132nd street
Surrey, BC Canada V3W 4L4

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