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Harriet Viola Erickson (Herrmann)

March 5, 1928 - April 9, 2016

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The family of Harriet Erickson is sad to announce her passing April 9, 2016, after making her final goal: celebrating her 88th birthday. Mom was born in Stockton, California March 5, 1928 to Harry and Magdalene Herrmann. She met Robert Erickson at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. They married and moved to Canada as a new pastor and pastor’s wife, and lived in various spots across the prairies.  Mom retired from teaching kids with special needs in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1988. In 2005 Bob and Harriet made the move to Menno Place in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Harriet was predeceased by her parents, sister Anella Swanson, husband Robert Erickson (2012), and grandson Aden Glatt (2011). She is survived and cherished by her children: Deb Erickson (Michael Murdock), Dave Erickson, Steve Erickson, Ruth Glatt (Alan Glatt), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. In her later years she loved her morning walks, time spent with family, her church, and fellow residents of Menno Home. The memorial service was held at Peace Lutheran Church Friday April 15th. Donations in her memory can be made to Cancer or Alzheimers Society or the charity of your choice.

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From: Sharon Bernier

Sending loving thoughts and hugs. Your mom was such a wonderful lady and when she introduced myself, Deena and Diane to her friends as “her girls that she didn’t give birth to”…I felt so proud to be thought of by her in that way…She will always be remembered as someone so very special and definitely one in a million.

From: Melody Fast

I am sad….

When I started running I’d run around Mill Lake. In 2012 when I was training for a running race I met Harriet who walked around the lake. I wish I could remember how we made the first connection but I can’t. Many times I’d cut my run short when our paths would cross just so that we could have a visit. I learned about her husband passing away, about when she had skin cancer issues, about a granddaughter getting married, as well as other things. I saw her start to use a walker and still be able to go around the lake, and then on her bad days she could only go part way around. Later I’d be pleasantly surprised to see her again making her way all the way around the lake. Her face would always light up when she saw me and she’d give me a smile. She encouraged me as I heard her talk about how important it was to get out the door for her walks, even though she didn’t have anyone telling her to do it. It was last year when we had our last visit at the lake. She was talking of how many family members had died of altziemers and that she was scared of that. I was afraid of that also because I didn’t want her to forget me. I decided that the next time I saw her that I wanted to take a selfie of the two of us together. Well, that never happened. Yesterday I learned that she recently passed away as I saw her obit in the paper….I am sad!!

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