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Eric Kernachan

March 15, 1983 - April 10, 2016


Our dear Eric lost his struggle with depression on April 10,2016.  Left to grieve are his parents Rob and Nancy, his brother Rob and fiancee Janie and Darren, his girls Shannon, Bethany, and Jayden Thompson, his sweet little Olive, his grandparents Cliff and Janet Browne, his aunts and uncles Dan and Janet Kernachan, Linda and Keith Shillito, Lyn and Brian Irvine, Susan Rochon, Patrick and Jennette Browne, his cousins Matt & Barrett, Dave & Juliane, Dugie & Jenn, Robyn & Nathan, Kevin, Jennifer & Brenden, Cliff & Michelle, Karen, and Becky, and his farm family at Porter’s Dairy.

Eric also left behind a huge circle of friends who loved and enjoyed him so much. They all supported each other through good times and bad, and continue to do so for us now.

Among Eric’s many joys were dirtbiking up the mountain with his brother and buddies, listening to Alice in Chains, working on the farm, and making all of us laugh.

We are so devastated that he couldn’t see his way through his illness at the end, but we feel he has made it to where he needed to be.

Please consider a donation in Eric’s memory to the Rick Rypien Foundation (RickyRyp) or the Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.bc.ca)

There will  be a celebration of Eric’s life in the coming months.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Janet, Tim and Matt evans
Relation: Neighbour across the road

Our deepest sympathy to your family. We may have only know Eric for a few years but he was a great neighbour to us. Always willing to lend us a hand when needed. He and my son Matt spent many nights around his campfire. Matt is going to miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

From: Christy McClelland
Relation: Old Co-worker of Eric's Mom

Rob and Nancy, my deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Eric.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Sending love and prayers for you and your family and all Eric’s loved ones as you grieve and say goodbye.

From: Cole, Silje, Tyree, Pauline and Howard Everts
Relation: Childhood friend

My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Eric’s family. He was a good man who cared deeply for those closest to him.

I will fondly remember the many summers we spent building tree forts, riding dirt bikes, chasing each other around the farm in old junker cars and the many adventures we shared in our youth. RIP old friend.

From: Leanne Plester
Relation: Friend

My thoughts are with your family through this terrible time. I went to school with Eric from Kindergarten- Grade 12. He was such a nice guy and he will be very missed.

From: Trevor Prowse
Relation: Co-worker from Newfoundland

Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I worked with him on several occasions and various projects in Alberta. He was a good friend and all around nice guy. From all the postings I’ve seen he was well loved and will be missed dearly. Rest easy buddy.

From: Alice Kernachan
Relation: Family

Condolences to all the Family May Eric Rest In Peace.

From: Tanis
Relation: ex-girlfriend, friiebd

Eric was an amazing friend to have and was loved by everyone who knew him, this tragedy has really made me appreciate all the wonderful moments I got to share with him. love u eric xox

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 16, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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