Harry William Erickson was born at Donalda Alberta on August 10, 1926. He passed away in Stettler, Alberta on February 18, 2014.
Harry married Leona on February 02, 1962. Together they lived at Donalda until February 2009, when they moved from the farm to Stettler, Alberta.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving family: wife Leona; children: Fraser (Philippe) Erickson, Betty-Jean (Lyle) Goodkey, Dean (Ardith) Erickson and Carol (Mark) Purich; grandsons: Logan (Candice), Darren (Krysta), Luke (Tasha), Ian and Levi (Cally); great grandchildren Jordyn and Kaden; his brother Ben (Shirley) Erickson and families; nieces, nephews, cousins; Leona’s sisters, brother and families and many dear friends.
Harry farmed all his life except for brief periods of logging and trucking.
From a young age, Harry loved airplanes. He got his pilot’s license and his own plane as soon as he could afford it. Harry even took Leona in his Cessna airplane for their first date. He loved to travel and together they saw many countries and islands. He was an avid reader and was committed to lifelong learning.
Together Harry and Leona were actively involved in the Donalda community, participating in many projects including the lamp museum and the committee work required to build the Donalda lamp.
Harry had a strong faith in God, which sustained him throughout his life. He enjoyed sharing life with many friends and family. He is loved dearly and will be missed immensely.
A funeral service for the late Mr. Harry Erickson was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Michael Moulson and Janet Dorey officiating. Loving memories were presented by Harry’s family. Patti Howell as pianist and Susan Dahl as soloist shared their gifts of music for the congregational hymns Precious Thought and God’s Word is So Pure and the solo When Life is Ended. Following the service family and friends joined together for a time of fellowship and refreshments prepared and served by Teresa’s Catering. Logan Erickson, Luke Erickson, Levi Erickson, Grame Eggers, Darren Goodkey and Ian Goodkey served as pallbearers as Harry was laid to rest in the Donalda Cemetery, Donalda, Alberta with Dorothy Tessman speaking and hymn The Heart of My Saviour sang.
If friends desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Harry to the Donalda Cemetery, Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice c/o
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0
who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.
To send or view condolences to Harry’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com