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Eric Joseph Kettle
August 9, 1929 - June 21, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">A man who loved life, laughter, words and above all his family has departed this life. Eric passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 21 with his loving wife of 40 years, Helen, by his side. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by his four children, David, Yolande (Colin), Devin (Lisa), Christopher (Danielle); his two granddaughters Nora Leca-Rumball (Colin) and Sophie; his first wife Patricia and the many loving members of his extended family. Born in Staffordshire England, Eric served in the RAF and did stints with the British Forestry Commission, the Staffordshire Libraries and a London advertising agency before emigrating to Canada in 1961. He lived and worked in Toronto as a patent writer then joined the CBC as a film editor. In 1977 Eric moved to the West Coast and eventually settled in Tsawwassen, where he and Helen raised their two sons. Eric’s love of words led into a new career as a writer. Family and friends will remember Eric for his wit, his wide-ranging knowledge, his charming and gracious manners, and his love of a good story, a glass of wine, poetry and music. <br>A memorial service will be held on a future date. Many thanks to the caring and committed staff at Delta Hospital and Mountain View Manor, to Dr Long and to all the friends who have been supportive during his illness.</div>