May 20, 1935 ~ November 2, 2019
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Erich, surrounded by family.
He was predeceased by his wife Theresia of 49 years.
Erich is survived by his three daughters, Caroline Ransome (Scott), Susan Kuseler (Wade) and Marian Box (Bryan). He was a loving Grandpa to Allison, Calder, Shane, Megan and Tyler, who were the light of his life.
Erich was born in Szentgotthárd, Hungary in 1935. He married the love of his life Theresia in Schachendorf, Austria in 1965. Erich and Theresia moved to Winnipeg where they lived for a short time before moving to Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba where they raised their three daughters. Erich spent his life working as an underground miner. Erich also spent time as a Mine Rescue team member, a volunteer ambulance driver and was an avid fisherman. Erich was proud of the home he built on the river and worked tirelessly to keep it in excellent condition. In more recent years, he enjoyed playing cribbage with family and friends, and driving around town on his scooter.
Erich’s daughters would like to thank the wonderful staff of nurses and health care aides at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home. We could not have asked for better care for Dad in the last five years. You have become family to us. Also, thank you to Dr. M. Bruneau who gave the best care possible.
As per Erich’s wishes, a private family service will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home or the Lac du Bonnet Arena.
“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven, where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Anonymous
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Norma & Donnie Hladki
Dear Caroline, Susan, Marian & Families,
Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. We will miss seeing him bombing around town on his scooter, always with a smile and nod.
Donnie & Norma Hladki
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, your father/grandfather will not be forgotten.
Susan, I am so sorry to hear that your father has passed. My thoughts are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. We will miss your Dad’s visits on his scooter. Hugs
Michael and Julie Veilleux.
Caroline, Susan and Marian and families
I was sadden to hear of your dad’s passing, Your dad loved his girls and there spouses and grandchildren. Sending you Hugs!
Caroline, Susan, Marian and families,
I am so sorry to read of the loss of your father, Erich. It was always a pleasure to help both your mother and father in the search of a scooter both in the store and at the family home in Lac Du Bonnet. My deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Gord Savage (formerly of MEDIchair/Homequip)
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. I got to know Erich well as we worked together at Tanco and considered him a friend. He was an experienced and skilled miner who knew the skills of traditional mining well, using either modern electric rock drills or hand held rock drills. Using hand held rock drills was very hard work, however when the newer and large electrical drills could not be used, perhaps in a smaller workplace, then the miners with Erich’s skills had to be called in. Erich knew how to get the job done and always made sure that each shift was brought to a successful end. He was well liked and respected by all his co-workers and friends and was considered a valued employee. After Erich suffered his stroke and communication became a challenge for him, it was still always an enjoyable time when we would see each other and without really talking, show each other that it was good to meet an old friend.