A celebration of Eric's life will be held
once Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Eric Robert Henderson
June 1, 1958 – October 4, 2020
Eric Henderson passed away quietly, after a courageous cancer battle, on Sunday, October 4th, in Squamish, BC. He was in caring hospice with his loving and devoted wife Kathleen, and beloved dog Chippy. He lived life to the fullest and packed loads of adventure into his 62 years. He was the older son of loving and proud parents, Ann and Robert M. Henderson (1990) of Blenheim. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his adoring mother-in-law Agnes Laczina of Vancouver, BC. He will also be dearly missed by his sister Arlene (Terry) Koehler of Blenheim, and their children Alex, Sarah (Andrew) and Emma (Stafford); brother David (Rebecca) Henderson of Clearwater, FL and their children Hayley and Collin; sister Laura (Pat) Koehler of Blenheim and their children Graydon, Bryar and Greer. He is also survived by his only uncle and aunt, Jack and Donna Rigby of Blenheim and his cousins, Rick, Valerie, Pam, Carolyn and Steve.
Eric attended Blenheim District High School and graduated from the RCAT (University of Guelph) in 1980. He found his calling in the mountains of Whistler in the early 1980s and grew to become one of the most innovative and well-respected home builders in the area. The homes he designed and built in Whistler are a legacy of Eric’s quality workmanship.
Eric also had a childhood dream of flying helicopters. He obtained his pilot’s license while wintering in Hawaii, and then went on to certify in private and commercial, both in Canada and the U.S. In 2008, Eric, Kathleen and their dog Corky began flying many epic journeys all around North America, touching three oceans, discovering new places, and visiting countless and dear family and friends along the way.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Eric’s life will be held in Blenheim, once Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Memorial donations to the Blenheim Historical Society would be appreciated.