July 31, 1936 – July 6, 2019
Written by Ann Griffiths and Larry Horne ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dear Friend Pearl Erickson.
Pearl was an extremely caring and spiritual person and when you enjoyed a cup of tea with Pearl, a lovely calmness would prevail.
She was born in Vancouver and was married to Roy Erickson for a number of years. They had a great relationship with lots of friends and an extremely active social life with a love for dancing. Roy became ill and passed away and Pearl’s life changed in many ways.
She went to work helping with the sales and manufacturing of canoes, attending trade shows and delivering product throughout the lower mainland and the island. Then Pearl picked up and moved to the Kelowna area, residing in Winfield and worked for a company providing counselling services for a number of years.
Upon retirement she moved to Clearwater, where she resided until 2 years ago when she made Salmon Arm her home. Pearl was extremely happy in Salmon Arm, thanks to the help of a dear friend.
Pearl was extremely talented and loved to be busy. Every summer and fall she would can fruits and vegetables and would generously supply friends with jars and jars of preserves. Cold winter days did not ever lack a supply of home preserves. Pearl was an excellent cook and very much enjoyed having company and putting out the “big” spread! Without a recipe in hand she could whip up delicious baked goods and loved to be in the kitchen.
She loved her arts and crafts. She specially loved painting ceramic angels. She loved knitting nice warm sweaters and of course we cannot leave out her passion for garage sales and thrift stores! Pearl’s home was always adorned with flowers with lots of color. She spent many hours tending to her plants and was delighted when they rewarded her efforts with lots of blooms.
Christmas was a very special time for Pearl and she always had her tree decorated and all ready for the big day by the first part of November and absolutely loved all the twinkling lights and decorations of the season. Her love of animals was unparalleled, and she always had dogs and cats, that of course were totally pampered and had the run of the house.
We will miss Pearl very much; however, we know she is at peace with her Lord and Savior.
A special thank-you to all of her care aids that took such good care of her in Salmon Arm and made it possible for her to remain in the home that she loved, also thank-you to her doctors that took good care of her and always responded when she called, thank-you to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and a very special thank-you to all of the staff at Bastion Place that made Pearl’s final days as pleasurable as possible.
Online condolences may be sent to Eleanor’s family through her obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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