With our deepest love, we say goodbye to a son, brother, singer, songwriter, musician, and friend. With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Erik Olufson, a beautiful, radiant soul who was taken far too soon. His kind and light hearted ways brought life and laughter to all who knew him and he never judged a soul. Born in North Vancouver, Erik grew up biking, hiking and skiing our North Shore mountains. He spent summers of fun on Gambier Island. He sang before he talked. He loved hanging out with his buddies and jamming. He had his own unique style and sense of humor. He attended Argyle Secondary where he sang in the choirs. He was an exceptional singer for rock bands Mad Shadow, The Led Zeppelin Show, Residential Bear among others and toured extensively across the country. Currently, he was working with two new bands recording. He had a golden mane, golden heart, and a golden voice.
He will forever live on in the memories and hearts of his friends and family (parents) Kris and Drew Olufson and (brother) Duncan.
In Erik's own words:
"Don't be in no hurry
keep your friends inside your heart
cause one day you may have to part"
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 1630 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver on Erik's birthday, July 16th.
Come by between noon and 6.
Published in Delta Optimist from Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2017.