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Eric F. Dawson

April 14, 1958 - June 29, 2017


Eric F. Dawson


April 14, 1958 to June 29,2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric F. Dawson our beloved husband, father and brother. Eric passed peacefully in the comfort of his home on June 29 surrounded by family. Predeceased by his father and mother Eric (Derry) and Thelma. Eric is survived by the love of his life, his wife Shelly, son Micheal, daughters Tina(Keith) and Jenna(Nathan). Sisters Julie and Catherine, brother Peter and grandchildren Trent and Karmen. As well as many extended family members and friends.


Eric was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and lived in Victoria before settling in Nelson. He was a journeyman carpenter and proud member of CMAW and IATSE unions. He was very talented and skilled in so many areas of his trade and life in general. Eric enjoyed many summers at the the family cabin on Kootenay Lake and built a beautiful home nearby for his family. During his many years in Nelson he formed many life-long friendships and had a great impact on many people’s lives. Eric’s life was defined by love of his family, home and community. He accepted what came to him with his characteristic positivity, dignity and grace.


Eric is well loved by many and was an amazing soul. He had a profound love of life and enjoyed the wild ride. His absence will leave deep sorrow in the hearts of many.


A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at the family cabin on Kootenay Lake at 2368 HWY 3A on July 29, 2017 at 11:00am. Everyone is welcome to come by and encouraged to share stories about Eric.


In lieu of flower we suggest donations to a charity of significant to you in Eric’s name.


Forever in our hearts.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lee Emory

sorry for the loss of Eric. I met years ago on our beach which was close to your family cabin at 4 mile. his parents were friends of my parents

From: Patsy Ormond

So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing Shelly and family. May time bring you peace and comfort. With Love and Sympathy – Patsy Ormond

From: Wilf Peters
Relation: a good friend

To a great man,will miss you Eric,that contagious smile as well

From: Barry Marsh

So sorry to hear, Shelly. I had no idea…

From: Jacqueline Purdy-Davis
Relation: I know Shelly from highschool.

Dear Shelly, My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. There aren’t any words that I can say to make you feel better but I am sending you hugs. I hope that others hold you, love you and are with you. Love, Jacqueline

From: Elaine Murray

I am very sorry about the outcome for Eric. I am a friend of Julie’s , and wish the entire family ‘all the best’ for a future without Eric. So sad – he sounded like a wonderful man, who loved his family!! Take care

From: Nancy McComb
Relation: friend of family

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. I always admired how he held his family and friends in the highest regard as they were so important to him. I will miss his warming and sincere greeting as well as his huge welcoming smile when we occasionally met as we were going about doing our chores in his beloved Nelson. He will be missed.
Nancy McComb

From: Leah Nelson
Relation: Friend

Dear Shelly and family, So sorry for your loss. he was a wonderful human

Dear Shelly and Family,
So sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Eric was a wonderful person. Sending love and hugs to you all, Leah, Pete, Nona, Marcy Kettlewell, and families

From: Catherine
Relation: He was my brother.

Remembering your birthday today; and every other day as well.

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