Muller, Eric

July 25, 1923 ~ December 27, 2020

MULLER, Eric – formerly of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 97 at Fiddick’s Retirement and Nursing Home, Petrolia. He was married to the late Joan (Davidson) for 61 years. Born July 25, 1923 in Dryden, he served in WW-II driving tanks with the Royal Canadian Armoured Division in England, Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. After the war, he married Joan from Winnipeg. They raised their 6 children in Sarnia and Brigden where he was a proud member of the Local 663 as a pipefitter/Welder since 1951. Eric is predeceased by his wife Joan (2009), son Chris (2005), brother Rudy Schinkman of Dryden, sisters Annie Alyward and Freida Alyward of B.C, and infant great-granddaughters Patricia and Joanne Kraemer. He is survived by his children David Muller of Lethbridge, Bob (Betty) Muller of Dorchester, Bill Muller of Sutton, Don (Margaret) Muller of Camlachie, Pat (Dave) Kraemer of Sarnia and Leslie (the late Chris) Vye (Frank) of Brigden. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. The family wishes to thank Kathleen and Anne and the staff and volunteers at Fiddick’s Retirement and Nursing Home for their loving care and attention to Eric over the past 3 years. Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude to Eric’s wonderful Personal Care Worker, Margaret Wightman, who tended to Eric every week for many years until the Covid-19 restrictions.

Funeral Details
Cremation has taken place with a private family interment to follow. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN.

Donations in memory of Eric can be made out to Brigden Optimist Club or Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 635 Brigden would be most appreciated.

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  1. Dear Muller Family, we are sadden to hear of Eric’s passing. Another great man passes on but leaves a cherished legacy behind. Our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prays.

    Jeff and Lynn Huey

  2. Sue & I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Don & Margy,and the entire Muller family,during this difficult time.

    Feeling your sorrow
    Ken Hyatt

  3. Leslie, Frank and family. was surprised to see Eric was 97. Remember him riding down the road on his bike to Brigden.
    While completing is errands we would have a chat, even saw him in Park Place a few times. Sure that many will have a few memories to share with you that will bring a tear to your eye but also a smile. A sad time for your family but with your faith you and he will be at peace.

  4. Eric and my father Ron where very good friends from their days with Local 663. Mom and Dad had a lot of great memories with Joan and Eric. On behalf of the Bustard family, our sincere condolences to the Muller family.

  5. Don and Margy and family,
    Sending my condolences on the loss of your father. Cherish your memories — they last a life time.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. To Leslie and all the Muller family;

    Eric was a great fellow. I remember him especially as my right hand strong man helping me with the Entertainment Tent for many years at Brigden Fair as well as setting up the Exhibition Hall. No task was ever too big for Eric. He lived a long life and you will have many great memories of him and your Mom ,Joan. Great people in the Brigden Community.
    Thinking of you at this sad time for your family..

    Marilyn Shaw

  7. Leslie and Family. So very sorry to read of Eric’s passing. May your memories bring you peace in this difficult time. You are in our prayers

  8. Deepest sympathy to the Muller family. I worked with Eric at Brigden Fair for many years; setting up and taking down
    tables. He was a great leader.

  9. We are so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Sounds like he was an extraordinary man and. I’m sure you will miss him dearly. We send our deepest condolences to your family

  10. To the Muller family, my heart is filled with the sadness of Brigden loosing another warm familiar face from our life. Enjoyed Joan and Eric’s humour and friendship. God be with you all and give you comfort at this time and thru the future.
    Marie (Dawson) Stephenson

  11. Leslie, Frank, Eric Keep the faith ,He is a man well remembered . We will keep you in our heart and prayers.

  12. We would like to offer our condolences, on the passing of veteran Eric Muller, on behalf of the Brigden Legion 635 & it’s members.
    Service Office, Paul Gonerman

  13. Our sincere sympathy to all the Muller family. Cherish the memories in your hearts as the days pass. Our granddaughters enjoyed their little chats with Eric when he lived at Brigden Park Place and would be outside. May he rest in peace. Calvin & Liz Nesbitt

  14. Bob, Betty and the entire Muller family. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you at this sad time. Hold dear your memories that will be with you forever.

  15. Our most sincere condolences to the Muller family with Eric’s passing and truly miss the times we spent with him and interesting conversations we had at Leslie’s and Brigden fair.

  16. Bob, Betty and family- The Muller family has lost a mighty man. May the memories in your heart carry you through the darkest times. Hugs, Jane

  17. Our sincerest sympathy to all the Muller family on Eric’s passing. So many memories to cherish from Eric’s 97 years.

  18. Eric lived next to at Brigden Park Place and was a constant delight. He would often join me on my patio and visit or play with my dog, Watson. He was a grand gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor. I was honoured to know him

  19. So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family. I have so many good memories of Eric
    from my visits at the house on hill. I will miss him. May he rest in peace,

    John Perry, friend

  20. Our Condolences to the Muller Family, Leslie & Frank we are thinking of you at this time, stay safe and may Eric rest in peace and your memories of Eric be everlasting. Norm & Jill Walker

  21. Dear Eric,

    A boy named after his grampa! We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. May the Lord Strengthen you and give you comfort.

    Love, Harriet & Mike

  22. Dear Jen & Josh,

    Our sincere condolences to you both on the loss of your grampa. May your memories of him throughout the years bring happiness to your heart as you remember him today.

    Lots of love,

    Harriet & Mike

  23. To the Muller family,

    May the Lord comfort you during this time of the loss of your father and father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and great great
    grandfather. Condolences from the Nagle family.

    Love, Harriet & Mike

  24. Our sincere condolences to Leslie and the Muller families on the passing of Eric. He was a good man and will be missed.
    Jane and Bob

  25. Dear Candace, Alex and Christopher and Lachlan,
    May the memories of being with your pops and the many skype calls you had during the past year be of comfort to you and the boys. Praying for God’s peace and strength on you all.

    Love, Harriet & Mike

  26. Dear Leslie & Frank,

    We are so sorry to hear of your father-in-laws Eric’s passing. May the Lord give you strength and comfort at this time.

    Love, Harriet & Mike

  27. So sorry for your loss. I had many conversations with Eric while working at the seniors. May good memories help you in this sad time. Sincerely Ron and Jackie Atmore.

  28. so Saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. Such a wonderful life. Leslie you have been so wonderful to him. You will all miss hm.

  29. So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing! Sending hugs and prayers to the Muller family at this difficult time. ❤️

  30. So sorry for your loss! I know Joan will be greeting him with that laugh of hers. May sweet memories embrace your families!

  31. Leslie, We are saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. He was a gentleman. May God’s peace be with you at this time.

  32. Peace, passing and may love, thoughts, prayer and God’s love and grace be with the entire family, friends and community. When within each plant is a seed to grow within another a memory to hold. CHERISH to be bestowed and told . In these days of trials and tribulations my all obstacles be overturned to better mankind.

  33. Our sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Eric may your memories bring smiles and peace to you all.

  34. Sending sincere wishes of sympathy to all the family….knowing it is so difficult to say goodbye to a beloved family member.

  35. Muller family, deepest sympathies in the passing of your dad, grandpa and great grand Father. Eric was a remarkable man yet so very quiet. He was so very good to my mom when they were neighbours at Park Place in Brigden. (((Hugs))) Deanna

  36. Sincere Condolence to the entire family on the passing of Eric.
    As he was a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran-We Will Remember Them.

  37. Muller Family
    Sincere condolences on Eric’s passing, he lived a good life and was a kind and gentle man to be around enjoyed many visits and card games with him and Joan in their home and later at their apartment.
    Sending hugs and prayers.
    Donna Hiller

  38. Margy and Family:
    My sympathy is extended to you and your family in the loss of your father-in-law. Treasure the memories
    you have of him and may God bring you peace at this difficult time.

  39. Leslie and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your dear father-in-law/grandfather/great-grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy