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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.

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Published in Delta Optimist from Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2017.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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17 entries
September 4, 2017
I just heard the news about Erik. It saddens me to no end to hear this incredibly awful news. I only knew Erik thru cyberspace. So very talented. RIP Erik and peace to his family and bandmates from Mad
Jack Tragic
July 14, 2017
Dear Kris,Drew, and Duncan, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Erik. Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. With sincere condolences and love, Deb and Gord Elliott
June 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory become a treasure so treasure the memory
Matt 5:4,5

June 19, 2017
Dear Drew, Kris and Duncan: We are so sorry to hear of Erik's passing. Our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Your neighbors at Gambier ...... Frank and Lee Rodgers
June 18, 2017
Sending love and sympathy to Erik's family and friends at this profoundly sad time, and in the years of grieving to come.
With love,
Natalie, Allan, Kirsten & Brian Mactaggart (Argyle Secondary 2004 - 2009)
June 15, 2017
Kris, Drew &amp; Duncan,<br />No words. Just love. Jocelyn
Jocelyn Nixon
June 13, 2017
Kris,Drew and Duncan. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Beloved Erik. There are no words at a time like this. We hold all of you in our heart, and pour love and Blessings to each of you as you begin the journey to understand and heal from this huge loss. We fondly remember all the times as very young children, all the things the kids did together and all the fond memories. I am so disappointed that I will not be able to attend Erik's Celebration of his amazing Life, as at that time I will be in California and Tia at the moment is in Australia for a year. I will be thinking of you all. Much Love Michelle, Ashton and Tia Addison
June 12, 2017
My heart weeps for your family in your loss. Unimaginable.
Strength will find you in time,
God Bless.
Kendall Churchill
June 11, 2017
" I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. May you find comfort and strength through the power of prayer. Phillipians 4:6,7"
June 11, 2017
In the many years that Erik was friends with my son, I came to know him as a kindhearted, friendly, young man. Erik was soft spoken, yet with a microphone in his hand he could belt out a song and captivate a crowd. I am fortunate that I got to hear him sing and perform many times. He had such talent and it will be our loss that we will never hear the music that he had left to write and perform. I will also remember fondly our many Moms and Sons concerts that Erik, Joe, Kris, and I enjoyed together. Kris and I were both blessed to have sons that had no qualms about going with their moms to a rock concert and those will always be precious memories for me.
Kris, Drew, and Duncan, my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for the loss of Erik, your son and brother that you loved so much.
Cindy Dudra
June 11, 2017
Kris I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, as I never had the pleasure of meeting Erik he sounds like he was a very wonderful, talented young man. My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time.
Heather Wasden
June 11, 2017
We would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Olufson. The God of all comfort has promised to bring our loved ones back to life and eliminate sickness and death for
June 9, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Erik. I remember him as a talented music student and a brother to Duncan. We have lost a bright light.
Tricia Landry
June 9, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Erik fondly.

The Staff @ Long & McQuade, North Vancouver
John Tate
June 9, 2017
So sorry about you son Erick, I remember seeing him perform downtown a few years ago and how wonderful it was to watch him. I will be thinking of your family at this sad time.
Margo Landrey
June 6, 2017
It was a pleasure watching Erik grow from a boy to a young man. Erik's innocence and sensitive nature made him a person you always wanted to spend time with, talk to, and get to know. It is the creative and gifted ones that are most treasured, celebrated and least understood in our society. Erik was both creative and gifted and we treasure and celebrate his life. Living next door as we did gave us a front row seat to Erik and his band practices. One time early in our relationship, Erik's dad Drew called over during one of those practices which happened to be on a BBQ Sunday with our family over, and asked us if we had any concerns with the music being a disturbance, because the boys were leaving the next day on a road trip and it would be beneficial for them to practice. Collectively as a group, we said the volume was "too low" to catch all the subtleties of Erik's outstanding voice and the melodic nuances it possessed. Kris and Drew are the most devoted parents who live for their kids.Our words can only fail us to express our deepest sense of loss and our sympathy to them and to Duncan. God has called one of his most talented home who will be missed greatly. Celine and Derrick Piett
Celine & Derrick Piett
June 5, 2017
With our deepest condolences and sympathy to Kris,Drew,Ducan and family on the loss of your son and brother. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Rene,Amber,and Nicole Pattison
Rene Pattison
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