January 24, 1926 – July 4, 2011
Eric Joseph Pineau, affectionately known as “Papa” by all his family, passed away quietly on Monday, July 4, 2011 with his family by his side, at the age of 85 years.
Eric was born in S. Rustico, PEI. He retired from CPR after thirty-seven years of service in 1986 and was a long time member of the Pensioners Club. He went to the CPR Pensioners Club weekly and played pool with his fellow pensioners. Eric took up golfing in his 70’s and played frequently during the summer months on Vancouver Island, where his family has a home. His passion in later years was playing at various Canadian Legions in crib tournaments on Sundays, and he was extremely proud once winning the tournament with his son.
Until his health deteriorated, Eric went for daily walks and “his daily soup and observation of the card tables” at the casino. He and his wife thoroughly enjoyed playing cards with their close friends in the evenings.
Papa was a quiet man who always gave a helping hand to his children and will be sorely missed by everyone.
Eric is survived by his children, Sonja (Sam) Doyle, Mervin Krull, Marlene (Bob) Fredriksen; grandchildren, Marlene (Don) Boykiw, Kim (James) Doyle, Shantelle (Geoff) Fredriksen, Sean (Denise) Fredriksen, Jason (Michelle) Krull; great-grandchildren, Christine, Colleen, Carolyn Boykiw, Riley, Mia, Colton Wilkinson; and great-great-grandchild Tenzyn Krull. He is also survived by sisters and brothers in PEI, Rita, Alice, Gerard, Alyre, John and Bernadette; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta, Ontario and PEI. He was predeceased by his wife Rose in July 1990, by his parents Julianne and Felix Pineau; and brothers and sisters, George, Simone, Adrian and Alphonse.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Graveside service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to Dr. S. Turner, Dr. Fleck at Rockyview General Hospital and Dr. A Paddie. Thanks to the various “home care persons” who attended the Doyle residence daily looking after Eric, and our grateful thanks to all the staff at the Southwood Hospice who gave Papa loving care and made him comfortable.
In living memory of Eric Pineau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences