Eugene Erickson Obituary, Death – At the age of eighty, Eugene Erickson passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Eugene Erickson was brought into the world on August 17, 1942 by his parents, Robert and Bernice Erickson. He received his education at Nygren and Woodend schools. At a young age, he began to provide his services to a number of his neighbors. In the 1970s, he began working for a Water Well Drilling Company based out of Moose Jaw, during which time he traveled extensively to farms and towns in southwest Saskatchewan. He learned the ins and outs of well drilling from Kalium Chemicals, which was located in Moose Jaw. After that, he worked at Flint Energy Services, which was located in Estevan. In 1976, Eugene and his family made the move to the Estevan area, and shortly thereafter, he purchased water well drilling equipment with their assistance. He focused his operations mostly in the eastern part of the province of Saskatchewan, and later he began providing maintenance for water wells and pumps.
Since he started going to the AA Centre, which was located in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, in December of 1972, the year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of his first visit. In 1977, Eugene wed Connie, and the couple continued to make their home in the Estevan area until the spring of 2022, when they made the move to Midale. His parents, Robert and Bernice Erickson, as well as his son Michel, brother-in-law Wayne Krueger, and Connie’s parents, Ben and Jean Lowe, all passed away before Eugene did. Eugene is survived by his wife, Connie; son Dean (and his wife Mariah); daughters Robyn (and her husband Luke Hannon) and Giselle (and her husband Ricardo Ysidron) (grandkids Maxton, Isabella, and Madelaine); and daughter-in-law Arlene (grandchildren, Tess and Shelby Erickson and Kyle Bowler).
A Celebration of Life will be conducted in honor of Eugene on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Jeri-Lee Jones will preside over the event. The occasion will provide an opportunity for Eugene’s family to reminisce, swap anecdotes, and laugh heartily together. There will be some kind of light meal given. The funeral and interment are scheduled to take place at a later time. In honor of Eugene, friends who wish to do so are welcome to make memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion #60– Estevan Branch, which can be sent to 1317 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0Z1. The members of Eugene Clark’s family, including Yvonne Clark, are being cared for by Hall Funeral Services in Estevan.