Born Nov. 20, 1928 in Dublin, Ireland. Passed away peacefully at home in Kelowna, B.C. on May 8, 2004 surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of the Hibernian Marine School in Dublin, Ireland, at the age of 15 Eric participated in one of the last convoys of WWII. He served with the British Merchant Marine for ten years. Eric is survived by his wife Glenna, his children: Susan Bowen, 100 Mile House; Kimberley Reeves, West Vancouver, B.C.; Marylyn Needham, Kelowna, B.C.; and James (Jim) Metchette of West Vancouver; his grandchildren Kate and Bryan Dalrymple, Brendan and Hailey Reeves; and Alex and Paige Needham. The family wishes to thank all of the staff of the Palliative Team for their wonderful support. If family or friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross.