Eric Holmes, aged 68 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Tuesday July 20th, 2021. Eric was born on May 6th 1953 in Saskatoon SK to Leland and Norma Holmes. He was the second of three boys. He attended Pleasant Hill Elementary School and then went on to Mount Royal Collegiate.
Eric was an electrician by trade. He worked for CN Rail in Saskatoon, before moving to Moose Jaw where he worked at CP Rail until his early retirement.
Eric was a man of many passions. He loved music and played a lot of guitar in his earlier years. He loved to build things and even built his own ultralight airplane in his driveway in Saskatoon. He also had his pilots’ licence and loved flying the skies.
He was a member of the HAM radio club in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw which brought him many years of enjoyment, including a lot of great friends.
Eric loved learning new things and was always reading, especially chemistry books. You could often find him at A & W or McDonalds having a coffee and reading.
Eric spent part of 5 winters in Mazatlán with his brother Marvin and sister-in-law Sharon. He really enjoyed his time in the warm weather away from the snow.
Eric was funny and quirky and loved to tell jokes and be silly. There were always laughs when Eric was around.
Eric married Diane in April 2017 and spent these last years as a devoted husband.
Eric attended the Kingdom Hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years. He enjoyed attending the meetings with Diane in person and over zoom and giving bible readings to the witnesses. His faith was very important to him.
Eric was a very loving, “hands on” uncle to his niece and nephew Jennifer and Michael. He spent many hours at the hockey rink and lacrosse fields watching Michael play all over Saskatchewan and BC. This was truly one of the things he enjoyed most in life. He was always there to help Jennifer with schoolwork and attended many dance competitions. He was very, very proud of them of all their accomplishments.
Eric absolutely adored his great nieces and nephew. He attended many dance competitions, cheer competitions and ball hockey games. They were the light of his life.
He was predeceased by his parents, Norma and Leland Holmes and brother, Kelly Holmes.
Eric is survived by his wife Diane Holmes; brother, Marvin Holmes and wife Sharon; his niece, Jennifer Chupa and husband Jasen and their two children Camryn and Reid; his Nephew Michael Holmes and wife Larisa and their two children Cecilia and Sophia and sister-in-law, Janice Holmes.
The Funeral Service for Eric will take place on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Friends and family who are unable to attend may view the service live virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/.
In lieu flowers, donations in Eric’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer society 1910 McIntyre St. Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
How sad it was to hear my bear brother Eric fell a sleep to our enemy death. I personally appreciated the many fine up building conversation we had together by using the our telephones , to build up each other in our situation. But thanks to Jehovah God our Heavenly Father for the resurrection hope mentioned in 1Corinthians 15:21-26 , that one day in the coming future we could see each other again. Our greatest sympathy goes to all in the family, a special to you Diane.
With Christian Love ❤️James & Olga Sikorski
To Diane and family
I’m so sorry to hear about Eric. Your pains will gradually be replaced with good memories ..
another name in the resurrection box for Jehovah to open
To Eric’s Family,
I am so sorry you are experiencing this loss. Eric worked hard to find joy despite failing health. No doubt his reliance on Jehovah helped him alot; as well as the support from his family, friends and his spiritual family too! Diane, your time with Eric was sadly cut short but try to think about only special moments you shared and the future time when you will witness his renewed health and strength in the resurrection! Christian Love,
Our deepest condolences to Eric’s family. Eric has been a friend since school days in Saskatoon. We knew the family from the home in Saskatoon. We have not seen Eric for a number of years, but once a dear friend always a dear friend. Anytime we would be in Moose Jaw, we would try to connect if possible for a visit and coffee. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family.
To Eric’s Family,
My sincere sympathy on the loss of a dear family member. I’m so sorry for the pain of heart you are experiencing at this time. That pain will soon be replaced with warm, fond memories of your dear loved one. Although I have only met Eric a few years ago, I saw he was a very upbeat, joyful individual who had a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin as he waited for you to “get the joke”. I look forward to getting to know him better in Jehovah’s new world on earth to come, where pain and suffering will be a thing of the past.
Warm Christian love, Judy Unger
Marvin and Sharon and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. It was just in our newspaper this morning. (July 27/21)
Many fond memories from our childhood.