← View All Tributes

Eric Strautman

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Eric Vance Strautman

February 25, 1958 - August 28, 2011


On August 28th, 2011 Eric Vance Strautman passed away suddenly in Nelson, BC.
He was born in Nelson on February 25th, 1958, the first of four boys born to Robert and Irene Strautman.
His childhood was occupied with hockey, baseball, swimming, fishing and many adventures with the uphill gang building tree forts and climbing trees.
The family moved to Taghum in the early 1970”s, where life became full of construction, landscaping, and gardening at the family”s new hobby farm.
After high school, Eric was employed at K.F.P, the Savoy Hotel, and the Toyota Dealership in Nelson. He moved to Saskatoon in the early 1980”s where he worked selling electronics; then at a sign shop called Neon Art. In 1988 he met and married Ursula, they then had two boys, Karsten in 1989 and Kiefer in 1990. There was lots of time spent at the hockey rink, prairie lakes fishing, and skiing in the winters with his family. During this time Eric was also busy with his own business (Norm”s Sharpening) becoming a legend in the field of sharpening anything and everything. In 2006 Eric moved back to Nelson.
Eric will be missed by his mother and father Irene and Robert Strautman, brothers Trent, Randall (Wanda), and Mark (Zoe, Ava, Adam and Nolan), aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Maureen Bullock
Relation: Lived next door Friend

Miss your sweet smile Eric…Your at peace and in loveing arms.

From: Sarah Stanger
Relation: Friend

Eric I am saddened to hear of your passing and thankful to have so many wonderful memories of the fun times we shared growing up in Nelson.

From: Peter and Doreen Barnes
Relation: Neighbours

Our deepest sympathy to the Strautman family. Barbara is working in Kelowna and was deeply saddened by the news also.

From: Anonymous
Relation: friend

You are missed. Rest your soul and be at peace.

From: Karen Strautman
Relation: cousin

Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Rob, Aunt Irene and family,
Cherish the memories. God Bless.

From: Dwight & Hjordis Fruson
Relation: Friends from Saskatoon

We were saddened to heard of the passing of Eric. Our condolences to the family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 23, 2011
Beginning at 12:00pm

Thompson Funeral Service Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

default-floralFloral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier. Please have the name of the deceased, the funeral date, the address and phone number of the delivery location for handy reference:

621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592

2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797

Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222


Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Eric Strautman

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes

Home | FAQs | Obituaries | Send Condolence | Services | Resources | What Do I Do | Preplan | Contact

© Thompson Funeral Services Ltd. | Site Map | Admin Login