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Robert "Bob" Erickson Sr.

September 19, 1949 — December 15, 2020


With heavy hearts, we the family announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Erickson Sr on December 15, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Rudolph and Mary (MacIsaac) Erickson. Bob chose a career as a mechanic and got to know many people over the years. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 49 years, Lilly (McGarity); son, Robert Jr (Cindy); daughters Elizabeth and Patricia (Chad); grandchildren April (Roderick) Benoit, Robert (Morgan), Jason, Emily, Rosalee, William, Alice, Isaiah, Theron, Gabriel and Willow; siblings Marilyn (Bill) Gadd, Sydney; Linda (Murray) Chandler, Ontario; Stanley (Jean) Erickson, Ontario. He also leaves behind many great grandchildren and nieces, nephew's and in-laws.

Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by sisters Gwen Richer and Sandra Erickson; brothers Terry, Gary, Victor and Jimmy.

The family will have a gathering to celebrate his life on Wednesday, December 23 between 11:00-2:00 & 4:00-6:00 at 437 Keltic Drive, Sydney. We ask that you extend your condolences while respecting current Covid restrictions.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by selecting the “Condolences” tab above.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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