Canadian Medical Assocation

Duncan, BC; University of Alberta, 1977. Died Jan. 27, 2018, aged 70. Survived by his wife Lacey, a son, his ex-wife Rita and their 2 children, and a granddaughter. “From humble beginnings as a rebel and high-school dropout, Eric was never afraid to chase his dreams, which culminated in his commencing a new career as an addiction medicine specialist at an age when most are considering retirement. In the years between, Eric became an accomplished chef before attending university and medical school in Alberta. He interned at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and did a short stint at the Saanichton Peninsula Hospital in BC before moving to Lake Cowichan, BC. There he practised as a family doctor for many years, making house calls up until the day he retired. At the time of his passing, Eric held 31 years of sobriety. He managed this incredible feat by working it until it worked.”