BACKMAN, Erling L.

1923 – 2010

Erling, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away with his family by his side on March 17th. Survived by his wife Dorothy, sons Rick and Clare (Joy), grandchildren Geoff and Emily, sister Edythe and many other family and friends. Erling was born in Saskatchewan moving to BC with his family in 1937. He served in the RCAF during WW II and his later careers spanned sales real estate and Indian Affairs Canada. Always optomistic and ready to lend a hand, his interest in people and everything electronic was surpassed only by his knack for repairing just about anything given some WD 40 and a glue gun. Special thanks to the staff of Weatherby 3 and 2 for the care he received during the last years of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Weatherby Recreation Fund at Peace Arch Hospital. A reception in Erling’s memory will be held Saturday March 27 at 1pm in the Leisure Room of the Al Hogg Pavillion at Peace Arch Hospital, 15521 Russell Ave. White Rock.

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