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Robert Erickson

May 28, 1927 - October 26, 2012


The family of Robert (Bob) Edward Erickson is sad to announce his passing October 26, 2012. Dad was born May 28, 1927 in Austin, Minnesota: the oldest of eight children. He met his darling spouse at Augustana University in Illinois where he obtained his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity.

Bob and Harriet immigrated to Canada in 1952 and served in a number of Lutheran parishes across the prairies. In 1967 he began his second career as a psychiatric social worker and obtained his Masters in Social Work degree. Bob retired in 1988 and pursued a love of travel and genealogy research. He wrote 4 books which are available at libraries and online.

Bob and Harreit lived for 33 years in North Battleford, Sask where Bob was awarded “Citizen of the Year” in 1994 honoring his volunteer work with the underprivileged youth. They moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in 2005 to be closer to family and to escape Saskatchewns's crisp winters. Since then, they have enjoyed the Community at Menno Place.

Dad is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Harriet; four siblings; Don Erickson, Julie Gee, Dr. Edna Rask-Erickson, Dr. Beth Erickson; four children – Deborah Erickson (Michael Murdock), Dr. Dave Erickson (Dr. Dianne Chappell), Stephen Erickson, Ruth Glatt (Alan Galtt); 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his parents Mildred and Rudolph Erickson; siblings Dorothy Johnson, Aline Melson, Marjorie Erickson-Geisler, and grandson Aden Glatt.

Memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsfordd, BC at 10am, Wednesday, October 31, 2012.



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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Herbert Kreuger

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

BOB GAVE HI LIFE-all his life.AWESOME!!. We feel ur pain!!. Herb.

From: David & Sylvia Jensen

Harriett & family,
David & I just heard about Bob’s passing. We extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 31, 2012
Beginning at 10:00am

Peace Lutheran Church
2029 Ware Street
Abbotsfrod, BC V2S 3C3

2029 Ware Street
Abbotsfrod, BC V2S 3C3

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