Barbara Mary Erickson (nee Haysom), beloved wife of Larry Erickson, passed away to be with the Lord in Taber on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the age of 73 years.
The funeral service was held in Taber on March 8, 2011.
Barb was born to English descent in Regina, Saskatchewan on January 3, 1938 to Arthur and Elsie Haysom (nee Hodgeson). She grew up in Regina with her brothers Bernard and Harry. On February 26, 2010, Harry passed away in Regina at nearly 70 years old. Bern lives in a seniors home in Saskatoon and is 80 years old. Barb graduated from high school in Regina in 1956. She then attended the University of Alberta for one year studying physical training. This is where she joined the R.C.A.F. in November of 1957.
She began her “boot camp”
training near Montreal, starting early in January of 1958. This is where she met her future husband Larry Erickson, who was in his sixth year in the R.C.A.F. They courted evenings and weekends for one month then Larry was transferred to the R.C.A.F. base, Summerside Prince Edward Island. They planned to marry, so through their Air Force Padre’s, Barb was able to get a release from the R.C.A.F. by February 28, 1958. She travelled down to Summerside and they were married on March 8, 1958 in the Air Force
Protestant Chapel. The rest is a very long interesting story.
They have three children, Debra born January 1960, Lloyd born April 1962 and Daryl born November 1977. As well they have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by too many nieces and nephews to count.
Barbara received Christ as her personal Savior in 1985, approximately two and a half years after her husband Larry. They both attended the Evangelical Free Church of Quesnel, BC, Fort St. John, BC, Picture Butte and most recently Taber, beginning in 2003.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Barb’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge Alberta T1J 4K7 or to a charity of one’s choice.