Shortly after midnight on the 18th of December, 2019, surrounded with the love and comfort of “his girls” our beloved Eric peacefully passed.
Eric was born on March 28, 1951 in Gladstone, MB. Son of Frank and Ollie Schlamb and big brother to Pam (Foster).
Eric’s early life was spent in Bear Creek, later moving to Gladstone. While attending school in Gladstone, Eric met his high school sweetheart Diane. Together they settled on a small acreage south of town. They were blessed with a beautiful family including three daughters, several grandchildren and a life they loved.
Eric owned his own business in Gladstone for 30+ years. He greatly enjoyed all the pleasures of small town living as he could often be found uptown having coffee with the guys, tinkering in his shop, or taking a drive.
Eric’s love for anything with a motor was evident throughout his entire life – taking great pride in his “special vehicles”. However, Eric’s pride and joy was always his children and his grandchildren
After 36 years of a life together Eric lost his sweetheart Diane. His world was shattered. But Eric was gifted another chance at happiness when he met Colleen. Together they enjoyed many new adventures. Eric was fortunate to have Colleen by his side to support and comfort him through his courageous battles with cancer.
Eric/Papa will be missed for his gentle heart, wise guidance and witty humour.
Cherished forever by his family Billie-Jo (Shayne), Ava, Brett. Kelsey (Mike) Abbigayl, Cayden, Gavin, Ryder, Asher, Scarlett. Brittany (Chris), Adele. And Colleen. Remembered fondly by Evelyn, his siblings, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who became family.
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