DR. ERIC D.J. BUCKLEY (B.SC., M. SC., PH.D.) February 7, 1936 – February 21, 2014
Born in Rossland, BC, predeceased by his parents, Percy (Tom) and Brigitte Buckley, his eldest brother Robert (Bob), youngest brother, Chucky and infant son, Gilbert George. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Antonia (Tonny), his pride and joy, Ingrid Trouw (Jake), Christopher, Timothy and Daniel, his most treasured grandchildren Erika, Gerrit; Jeremy, Daniel, Faith and their sister Nikki; and Amanda, Jaina, Ava and Leah and their brother Braydan. He also leaves behind siblings and their families, Wilma (Bob), George (Marilyn), Leonard, Cecilia, Mary (Syl), Paul (Theresa), Tom (Sue), and Imelda all of whom he loved and treasured.
Eric passed away peacefully, with family at his side, in the gentle care of the staff at Brookhaven, after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
He lived a busy and fulfilled, life and in his down time spent time in his garden, playing bridge, fishing and golf. His generosity, his guidance to those he taught, mentor to family and friends and most of all, his joy in the wonderful family times, as all gathered at his home during the summer and their favourite family hang-out at Gyro beach, will not be forgotten. Not to mention the “tickle-hugs” and giggles shared with his grandchildren.
He enjoyed life to the fullest, lived his faith and accepted what Alzheimer’s would do and trusted those he loved to care for him, right up to the end. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
Prayer Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:30 am with Father Wayne Pfliger officiating. For more about Eric’s life and to leave condolences please visit www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.