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Condolence From: Harley Kaufmann-Sacrey and Heike Kaufmann
Condolence: My deepest sympathies to Eric's family and friends on his passing. Other than briefly reconnecting on Facebook over the past few months, I hadn't seen Eric in at least 10 years. Regardless, I have many lasting memories of him. His enthusiasm and sense of eagerness were boundless and infectious. I remember many bus rides shared with him to and from Glencairn, and time spent horseback riding at Pride Stables. I wish we'd had more time to reconnect. He will be missed.

- Harley Kaufmann-Sacrey


As a mother of a child the same age as Eric, with a similar diagnosis and life journey, I cannot imagine what you are going through. This hits entirely too close to home, and I share in the pain and devastation of your loss. Harley and I will be keeping you in our thoughts, and we wish you strength as you move through this trying time.

- Heike Kaufmann
Wednesday September 25, 2019
Condolence From: Christine Kielstra Schram
Condolence: Dear Marlene & John, Uncle John and Aunt Mary, and Eric's family:
I send you my condolences with the loss of your beloved Eric. May God's compassion surround all of you during this difficult time and may wonderful memories carry you in the days ahead.
Also sending hugs.

Wednesday September 25, 2019
Condolence From: Karen Monaghan Arnoen
Condolence: Sending our deepest sympathies, prayers and healing hugs... Karen and The Monaghan Family.
Wednesday September 25, 2019
Condolence From: David and Deborah Drouillard
Condolence: David

Deborah and I were saddened at Eric's passing. We have clear memories of his awesome smile and wonderful good nature. Your obvious closeness was a love-filled one indeed. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

David and Deborah Drouillard - Tilbury Ontario
Wednesday September 25, 2019
Condolence From: Shelley
Condolence: I met Eric on serval occasions either driving him from core to both locations of where he resided. My condolence to Eric’s family, friends and everyone else around him. He was a shining star and I’m going to miss my co pilot. Eric’s light will shine on and I’ll always appreciate that I was blessed to meet such an amazing young man.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Condolence From: 'Jen-Jen' Campbell
Condolence: I am so sad to hear of Eric's passing, my heart hurts for you all. I know how bright of a light Eric was to everyone who knew and loved him. A smile that never ended, and one now that you will carry in your hearts. If there is any peace to be found, it's that he and Aunt Wendy are sharing hugs, laughter and tears. All my love xo
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Condolence From: Sylvia & Scott Mackenzie
Condolence: Marlene and family,
So very sorry to hear that your son, brother, grandson Eric, has passed.
Our sincere condolences.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Condolence From: Collette Whelan and Jacob Booty
Condolence: Hi,
You don't know me but my son Jacob attends CORE 3 days a week. Jacob and Eric formed a great friendship at CORE. They would talk for hours via video messaging. I had the opportunity to get a word in very now and then. Jake let me know this morning that Eric had passed. This loss is affecting me very deeply today. Eric was a sweet, sweet boy, always so pleasant and so pure. It makes me realize how important and how valuable time is, especially with our children that require that little bit more care. I cannot fathom the pain you are going through. Eric was a bright light in Jacob's life and I know he will miss their talks. I will miss them too. We will be thinking of you in your time of loss. His presence was felt and will continue to be felt for a long time. We will miss him.....xoxo
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Condolence From: Liz Gascho (Exel)
Condolence: So sorry to hear about Eric's passing. Our sincerest sympathies.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Condolence From: Brian and Melinda TenPas
Condolence: Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to David and Marlene and the entire family ❤️
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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