Eric Williams Holmes

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Eric Williams Holmes December 26, 1947 - June 27, 2014 Eric Williams Holmes, painter, tango dancer, violinist, world traveller, gardener, lover of classical music, enthusiast, cook, avid reader of the classics - truly a renaissance man, passed away June 27, 2014 at Vancouver General Hospital. Born in London, England, he lived in Montreal and Nova Scotia and was a long time resident of Vancouver, BC. Eric graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters in mathematics and physics. He spent two years working in Africa with CUSO and taught computer sciences at Langara College for 30 years. A long time student of the practice of hatha yoga, he also took yoga teacher training in the US. Eric was a sharp, witty and philosophical thinker, not prone to idle chatter. Having survived several serious challenges in his life, the last few years were the hardest test of all. He touched the hearts of many people with his respect, dignity and resolute determination to live. He experienced the greatest joy of his life when he married at the age of 65 for the first time to his beloved Linda. He often expressed how his marriage was the best thing to ever happen to him despite his compromised condition. He is survived by his wife Linda, and his sisters, Yvonne, Christine, Angelina, Anita and Veronika. The family deeply appreciates the committed and attentive care he received at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) in the last three years. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kearney Funeral Home at 450 West 2nd Avenue, in Vancouver on Thursday, July 10 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to make a donation in Eric Holmes name to VGH Foundation, #190 - 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9. Condolences for the family may be left at


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 5, 2014
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