HELYER, Eric Ivor Daniel - Nov 9, 1923 - Trenton Ont July 31, 2017 - Nelson BC Eric Helyer, 93, passed away peacefully on July 31,2017 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community in Nelson BC where he was residing.
Eric was born at home and raised in Trenton, Ontario to Ada (Jackson) and John Helyer. He was the second son and had 5 other siblings: Fran Helyer (Tina), Len Helyer, Den Helyer (Joan), Ken Helyer, Phil Helyer (Diane), Lorraine Leblanc (Paul).
He attended grade school past grade 8 and then left school as he was needed on the family farm.
He was married to Jessie (Fox) on Aug 4, 1952 and they resided in Carrying Place. There was one set of twins, Laurie and Dan, born of that marriage on June 27, 1953.
Eric worked at Quaker Oats (warehouse division) in Trenton from 1952 until he retired on June 29, 1984.
In retirement Eric and Jessie moved to Cobourg Ontario. His wife predeceased him in 2008.
Eric loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, playing soccer, and bowling. After he retired he learned to paint landscapes and wildlife canvasses.
Eric moved to Nelson BC in 2010. He leaves his daughter, Laurie Helyer, his son Daniel Helyer, his brother Philip Helyer, 4 grand daughters: Erin Folka, Lori Helyer, Jennifer Kotsovos, Kim Rodger and 1 gradson: Stephen Helyer, 8 great grand children and many close friends.
Eric was one of the kindest people you could ever meet and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
There will be no service as per his request. A celebration of life will be held at the residence of Phil Helyer on Saturday September 16, 2017, 203 Helyer Road, Trenton at 11:30 a.m. and all will be welcome to attend.