Harry Fred Erickson
October 15, 1930 – February 4, 2012
Harry loved life and lived each day to the fullest!
He was born in Comox, B.C. and was raised on the family farm in Merville. Harry was a true Islander, still living in the home he built in Ladysmith in 1957. He started work August 1st, 1949 with Comox Logging & Railway and worked as a a heavy duty mechanic until retirement in 1992.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 56 years and his 3 children Carol Gairns, Susan Erickson (Steve Janssen) & Robert Erickson (Heather) and his 3 grandchildren Erik Gairns, Courtenay Gairns, & Jennika Erickson, as well as his 2 brothers David & Frank and his many nieces, nephews & “Lucy”.
Harry loved boating and spending summers on the water with his wife, children & grandchildren. He loved nature, the outdoors and traveling. Harry was always willing to help and had so much energy …he never slowed down. His enthusiasm for life was an inspiration to everyone.
In 2010, he co-wrote of his experiences in the forest industry in the book called “Hills to Harbour”.
Friends & Family are invited to join in a Celebration of Life on Saturday February 11th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ladysmith Maritime Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.