May 9, 1953 – September 8, 2018
at the age of 65 years
A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St., V2C 2J7. Rev. LeAnn Blackert officiating.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Eric is survived by his loving and devoted wife Bonnie of 44 years, his daughter Christine (Francesco) Carnovale and son Daniel Maki (Tracey).
He is also survived by his grandchildren Aleah, Natalina, Mia, Maximo Carnovale and Taysia Maki, his brother Neil (Rhona) Maki and his brother in law Dudley (Monique) Andres, sister in laws Brenda (Mogens) Jorgensen, Denise Andres and April Andres as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Eric worked for CNR for 33 years and retired in Chase with the love of his life Bonnie. During his retirement he worked for the Rocky Mountain for two years. Eric and Bonnie enjoyed being world travellers along with many activities like fishing, boating on little Shuswap and spending time with family, friends and especially the grandkids. His life’s journey ended after a courageous two year fight with Pleural Mesothelioma.
He will be forever loved and greatly missed by all of us.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Cancer Society or to the Kamloops Hospice in Eric’s memory.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Kamloops Hospice, along with Dr. Bernard of Chase and Dr. Schumacher of Kamloops and Dr. Main his Oncologist in Salmon Arm.