GOWAN, Erick Graham

GOWAN, Erick Graham
1946 – 2011

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend on December 16, 2011 at the age of 65 years. Erick will be lovingly remembered and missd by his wife Carol; his children Jennifer (Steve), Scott (Tiffany) and Christopher (Kelly-Ann) and grandchildren, Charity, Faith, Chase, Luke, Dylan and Madelynn as well as his brother Richard (Valerie). He will also be missed and fondly remembered by his many friends and former colleagues. Erick proudly gave 37 years of devoted service to the Calgary Fire Department, retiring in 2005 as a District Chief. A Funeral Service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, 1605-100 St. S.E., Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Erick’s memory directly to the Calgary Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society , #136- 440- 10816 MacLeod Trail S.E. Calgary T2J 5N8 Attn. Bruce Damen.

  1. On 19/12/2011 at 4:12 pm Wendy & Bob Reekie Said:

    Dear Carol & family:

    We are speechless and don’t know what to say other than our hearts go out to you all at this most difficult time. We will treasure the fond memories and good times that we had together with you and Erick. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. On 19/12/2011 at 5:19 pm Ed and Charolette Deptford Said:

    Dear dear friend, words cannot express how very sorry we are for your terrible loss. We will miss Erick’s friendship, laughter, his keen wit, and his big heart. Our world is a sadder and emptier place not having him in it. Carol please know that you are in our hearts and thoughts, that we love you, and wish we were there to hold you and hug you.

  3. On 20/12/2011 at 6:27 am Bruce and Roxanne Parsons Said:

    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Erick’s passing. We grew very fond of Erick in the few short years we had the priviledge of knowing him. He made such a positive impression on our family as we know he did on countless others. It was so easy to see what a generous and caring man Erick was. Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terribly difficult time. Please know that if you need us for anything we are close by so please don’t ever hesitate to call on us – Erick would have been the first one to offer his help to us. We will miss him.
    Bruce, Roxanne, Kristin and Stephanie Parsons

  4. On 20/12/2011 at 4:30 pm Cheryl Weigel Said:

    Dear Carol, this is a friend and past co-worker from your Bank of Montreal days sending sincere condolences to you and your family. We haven’t been in touch for many years, but I have thought of you so often over the years, and was so shocked to learn of Erick’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. On 20/12/2011 at 7:05 pm Larry & Gail Mortimfer Said:

    Dear Carol & family,
    It is with deep sadness that Erik left us so suddeningly…..we were so shocked. Erik and I started on the Calgary Fire Dept in the same class, and Erik went on to ‘C’ shift and I went to ‘A’ shift so I never remember working with Erik very often. And coincidently, we ended up living in the same neighborhood of Marlborough….we lived on Maryvale Drive (remember when it was a wonderful blue collar neighborhood to live in), and believe you and Erik lived on Marbrooke Circle. Do believe that our son may have been in the same class as one of your children. Gayle and I want to wish you and your family our deepest sympathy in the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Life is so fragile and it reminds us so often to live as there is no tomorrow and enjoy life to the fullest each day. I would definitely be at Erik’s funeral, but we are in Palm Springs at this time. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Larry & Gail Mortimer

  6. On 21/12/2011 at 2:57 pm Marg Kromm Said:

    Dear Carol, I was very shocked and saddened to read that Eric passed away. Please know that my heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  7. On 21/12/2011 at 5:03 pm Diane Currie Said:

    Dear Carol and family my deepest condolences to you all. Although we have only known each other a brief time, I feel blessed that you our part of the Shoppers family. I am deeply saddened by Erick’s sudden passing. My heart and prayers go out to you as you struggle to make sense of it all. Please know that if you need anything just call. God Bless you and your family.
    Diane Currie

  8. On 22/12/2011 at 7:33 pm TIM AND BEV Said:

    Dear Carol and family, this is such a sad time, we will miss the fun times we spent with Erick
    in Arizona. Without a question, he was always right there to help, that’s what a good friend does. We didn’t get to spend the time we had looked forward too in the future, but we value the time and friendship that we had together. We will miss the phone calls and just hearing what’s happening. Carol, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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