I was just informed that one of my old scoutmasters from my years with Die Bogeheimers, Eric Cleton, has passed away after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. He will be missed dearly…
From his obituary:
Peacefully passed away on December 17th, 2012 after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. Eric was born in Schiedam, South Holland on November 16, 1961. He met his wife on February 14, 2000 at Pierrepont, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey England. Eric immigrated to Canada in August 2000 and married his wife Elfrieda in September in Revelstoke, BC were they lived together until 2010 before relocating to Kelowna, BC.
While living in Revelstoke, Eric worked at Glacier Building Supplies/VicVan Isle Construction. In 2010, Eric was employed by KGH and Queen Victoria Hospital as an MDR Technician. Eric is survived by his loving wife Elfrieda; step-daughter Miranda Elliot (Aaron) of Kelowna; step-son Garet Hindman (Nicole) of Nanaimo; five grandchildren: Calleigh, Amira, Micah, Avery and Aria; his mother Cootje Koomen (Jan); sister Froukje Blanken (Jan) of the Netherlands; niece Sara Blanken and nephew Michiel Blanken. He is sadly predeceased by his father Michiel. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday December 21st at 1:00pm at New Life Church, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna BC. Flowers will be accepted or a donation in Eric’s name may be made out to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6.