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Harry William Erickson

Born: Tue., Aug. 10, 1926
Died: Wed., Feb. 18, 2015


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Location: Stettler Funeral Home


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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.

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Candy Dyck
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
Dear Erickson Family,
God bless you all as you mourn the loss of your husband and father/grandfather. I remember him with fondness. He always seemed to enjoy our music at Points West.
Candy Dyck, Old Sounds

Lloyd an Gloria Antypowich
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
We are thinking of all of you now. Parting is hard, but the memories keep the ones who go before in our hearts and minds. Lloyd and I remember all of you --all the things we did in those younger years. How time flies, and now Harry has gone ahead.

Don and Elsie Yates
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
Special thoughts are with you in your loss of Harry. He had a wide circle of friends, and we count it a privilege to be numbered among them. We have many, many good memories! While it is comforting to think of him in a far better place, he will still be missed here.
We are sorry that we cannot attend his funeral, but our hearts will be there.

Matthew Kneeland
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss, I have many good memories of Harry and his farm, and I hope you will accept my condolences, yours truely Matt Kneeland and family.

Roy & Shirley Mundorf
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Hope that memories of Harry will comfort you now and in the future.

much love,
Roy & Shirley

Camille Clement
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
So saddened to hear of the news of Harry passing. But, I am hopeful he is resting comfortably now and is at peace. My heart is heavy for all of you he leaves behind. Wishing you all strength and comfort in the coming days, weeks and months. Please cherish all your fondest memories and he is sure to stay close in your hearts. Not surprizing, my first memories of Harry are at the old Hardware store in Donalda.... him and Dad could shoot the breeze for quite a time....a welcome break for both in their day! I will remember Harry as a hard working man with a gentle soul. A real legacy in his kind. Hugs to you all.

Sharon Clement Blouin
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
So sorry for your loss. At a time like this remember all the good times, all the laughs. Hug each other and remember Harry will always be by your side.

Neal & Lorna Walgenbach
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
BJ and family. Wanted to let you know we were thinking of you and the family. Take care of yourself.

Bruce & Mary Erickson
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Our family extends to you our deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in loving memories.

Bruce and Mary Erickson,
Newmarket ON

David Cox
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Like so many others I am saddened by the passing of Harry. I remember well the kindnesses shown by Harry and Leona to a young Banker whose first job and life off the farm began in Bashaw, just a short drive to your farm near Donalda. The kindness of Harry made those days much easier. Your warmth and hospitality has been most appreciated. Alice and I offer our most sincere condolences.

Dianne (Erickson) Lundy
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
my deepest sympathy to Leona and the Erickson family.

Holly Adair Sanchez
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
My deepest sympathies to The Erickson Family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Holly Adair Sanchez

Ray and Linda Kneeland
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Leona and family,
We have just heard about Harry passing today. Am sorry we are late but hope you still get our message. We are sorry to hear such news about a good friend and neighbor but realize that life on earth only lasts for a short time for all of us. However we can rejoice in the fact that we know that those who love the Lord are assured of an eternity of peace and joy with him in heaven. Harry had that assurance. A good and faithful man. We send our love. Gods peace to you. Love Ray and Linda.

Bonnie Williams
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
To Leona and Betty Jean and families
I remember Harry well from my time living in the Donalda community. Always a kind word and a smile. Your family will have many memories. Take comfort in your memories.

Bonnie Williams
Wardlow,AB

Marlene (jones) Isnor
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
Condolences to the Erickson Family. We were neighbors to the Erickson family when we all lived south of Donalda, Harry and my brother(also deceased) went to school together and were friends over the years.

Claire & Sandra Websdale
   Posted Mon April 27, 2015
May memories be your comfort.....we value all the times we shared in the east country!

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