Summerland Funeral HomeSummerland Funeral Home 250-494-7752250-494-7752 Providence Funeral Homes Inc. Eric Brekkaas of Summerland passed away January 23, 2008 at the age of 94. He is survived by his children; Ellen Clay (David) of Summerland, Clifford Brekkaas (Myrnie) of Cecil Lake, Shirley Carter of Summerland, JoAnn Brekkaas of Summerland, Dennis Brekkaas (Marion) of Dawson Creek and Philip Brekkaas (Anya) of Maple Ridge, 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Sadly predeceased by his loving wife Hilma, two daughters, one son-in-law, one granddaughter and eight siblings. Born in Kvahl, Norway on November 23, 1913 to parents Klaus and Emma Brekkaas, Eric was one of 10 children. The family immigrated to Canada in 1928 and settled in Poplar Hill, situated north of Grande Prairie, Alberta. There he met Hilma Garberg, the love of his life, and they married in 1939. They were blessed with eight children, Eric and Hilma farmed in the Peace Country for many years as well as owning and operating sawmills along the Alaska Highway for twenty years. They retired to Summerland in 1975, bringing with them their three youngest children. Eric lost his loving wife of 45 years in 1984. Eric’s love for his family was evident in all he did. His twinkling eyes, wonderful wit, strength, compassion and loving heart will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held January 28, 2008 at Summerland Pentecostal Church with Pastor Jean Miller offi ciating. Interment followed at Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family at E of aw at surv Ell Sum Brekkaas LkShi l C t f S

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