Born June 21, 1941 – passed away on a beautiful fall day (Sept. 24, 2015) doing what he loved to do and going the way he would have wanted to go.
He lived most of his life in Burns Lake after being born in Princeton, BC, the younger brother of Elmer (Doris) and Sonja (Doug). He also lived in Houston, BC and Australia. He did a lot of traveling with Rhoda, his loving wife of 55 years and his 3 children; Darrell (Louise), Dwayne (Ginny – predeceased) and Donna May (Gord).
He had 4 precious grandchildren; Tyrone (Nadina), TJ (Pat), Amy and Jesse, 4 great grandchildren (Kendra, Alyssa, Nate, Taylor and Drew) and 1 on the way. And last but not least, his beloved dog Jake.
We all felt so loved and safe knowing he was in our world. We will miss him so much. He knows now what we all wonder. Our lives will move on with him in our hearts.
Errol loved life and truly lived it. His sense of humour was the BEST! He rarely called anyone by their real name; even referred to himself as Errol Flynn, but was known to old timers as Fuzz. He had many nonsensical sayings that made us all laugh. He regularly danced a little jig as he walked past his family to get himself some ice cream with huckleberry jam. This dance we call the Grandpa Shuffle… just ask Tyrone to demonstrate when you see him.
He enjoyed so many things in his lifetime, including ski jumping and baseball in his younger years. He won 2nd place in the Western Canadian Jumping championships (Grouse Mountain) at 14 years old.
His favourite place was in the bush, whether he was working (logging) or searching for treasure (hunting, fishing, gold mining, picking berries and mushrooms) and much more. His favourite season was fall.
At Errol’s request there will not be a memorial service. Next summer we will have a celebration to honour the man, the legend, the Fuzz!
The family would like to thank the community full of extended family and friends for their amazing support of food and condolences and all of the others who have overwhelmed us with messages of love.
A special thank you also goes out to Errol’s good friend, Gary Hemmerling, who has gone far above and beyond as a friend, then and now.
Errol & Gary, the “voluntolds and pussywillow men,” are so appreciated by the Canadian Cancer Society – donations can be made in Errol’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1301, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0.