March 15, 1931 – November 17, 2018
Eric Erwin Krause passed away suddenly on November 17, 2018 at his residence in Vernon, BC at the age of 87. Born in Ponoka Alberta, Eric moved with is family from Ponoka to Chilliwack to a farm on Gill Rd in Rosedale BC in 1945. After learning all he could about farming, he left the Fraser Valley and pursued jobs in Merritt, BC and Revelstoke BC working as a carpenter in the mines there.
He met and married Leona in 1967. Together they moved into their home in Vernon, BC where they lived the rest of their lives in a cute little house with a creek running through the back yard. He built his own huge workshop and spent many hours tinkering and building beautiful china cabinets, furniture and doing renovations for many family and friends. He also had a green thumb and prided himself with his large garden and kept Leona busy with her canning every season. Anyone visiting in summe would go home with pickles or homemade relish after first being thrown into the creek!
Left to mourn are his children: Sylvia Elderkin (Walt) Chilliwack BC, Terry Krause (Debra) Vernon BC, Pam Krause Chilliwack BC and stepson Richard Chamberlain (Diane) Merritt BC. Eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and finally one great great great granddaughter. Brothers: Emil Krause (Esther) Medicine Hat AB, Fred Krause (Peggy) Morden MB, Ray Krause (Janet) Winnipeg MB and his sister Linda Schlamb (Oscar) Chilliwack, BC. Special niece Michelle and Bill Miller Vernon BC, and many extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Johann (John) and Helene Krause, his wife Leona Krause, his stepdaughter Cheryl Nordstrom and his sister Erma Klebe.
Memorial service to be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel, 5605 – 27th St in Vernon, BC on Saturday May 25 at 11 am. For more information contact Sylvia at 604-792-3047.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke foundation.
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd
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