Obituaries

Eric Edward Warnstrom

Monday, 25 November 1929 - Thursday, 08 February 2018

Death Notice

Peacefully, at Bluewater Health on Thursday, February 8, 2018 Eric Warnstrom, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Warnstrom. Loved husband of Patricia Kimball-Warnstrom. Loving father of Peter (Debbie) Warnstrom, Fonda (Andy) Kline, Steven (Justine) Warnstrom and the late Laura Warnstrom. Cherished grandfather of Joseph Warnstrom, Emmie (Chris) Bishop, Anna Warnstrom, Daniel (Melissa) Kline, Kathryn (Turner) Bay, Jennifer (David) Roig, Rebekah Warnstrom, Eric Warnstrom, and Nicholas Warnstrom. Treasured great-grandfather of Caleb, Adelaide, Gabrielle and Ember. Dear brother of Ebba (Paul) Osterlund. Eric retired in 1987 after 32 years of teaching in South Peel and Bruce County. He moved to Sarnia, Ontario in 2003 and was a very active member at Temple Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., with family and friends being received from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the church. A private interment has taken place in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Temple Baptist Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

 

Visitation

Family and friends will be received from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia.

Service

A memorial service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. A private interment has taken place in Resurrection Cemetery.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Temple Baptist Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

12 Condolences

  • Alan and Cheryl Bolton February 19, 2018 11:19am

    Dear Pat and families, Thinking of you at this time with heartfelt condolences.
    Your example Pat is one of the reasons we continue to serve with Wycliffe.
    with love and appreciation,
    Alan and Cheryl

  • Rev. Ted Molyneaux February 16, 2018 10:53pm

    Nancy and I want to express our condolences to Eric's family.. We have many fond memories of our days at Victory Fellowship in Hanover.. I always appreciated his support to me as his Pastor and his memory will always be with us... May the Lord be your strength..

  • Krista Mckeeman-Ritchie February 13, 2018 09:47pm

    I just wrote a reflection for Bluewater District School Board expressing the importance that genuine interest in your students will have on learning outcomes. Eric Warnstrom was one of those people I was specifically thinking of when I wrote my response. He was my grade six teacher. I was so saddened to learn of his passing and I send you all my condolences. Steve and family, your Dad made an impression and set an example for so many. I think of him when I hear certain poetry I still recall from grade 6 at WPS. The picture I just saw reminds me of the last face to face conversation I had with your parents. I was in my Kincardine neighbourhood passing the post office and they were sitting on a park bench. They were relaxed and smiling. They had just closed their mail delivery service and were moving to Sarnia the very next day. They were embracing change, together, and joyfully. That's how I will remember them. So full of love.

  • Tracy (Stanborough) Crewson February 13, 2018 09:29pm

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of a great and godly man. I’m sure he will be deeply missed. The pictures reminded of Mr. Warnstrom’s great smile, infectious laugh and big hugs. I always remember him joyfully serving the Lord at Victory Fellowship. We hope that the service is a fitting tribute to the wonderful man he was. Grace and peace you in your loss.
    “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21

  • Dave and Sunday Thompson February 13, 2018 06:48pm

    We wish to convey our sincere sympathy on the loss of Eric. He was a
    warm and caring man. You were so happy together. May God give you peace and healing at this time.
    Christian Love
    Dave and Sunday

  • Rob and ShannonKuepfer February 13, 2018 04:17pm

    Shannon and I would like to express our deepest condolences. Eric and Joyce were both people whom we admire greatly. Many Sundays they made sure that my family had a ride to church. Years later they opened their home in Florida to us as newly weds. We will remember them and their children fondly as people who loved God and reflected God's love to many around them. They will be missed.

  • Johan Sandnäs February 13, 2018 01:43pm

    Eric lived his first 17 years in Jakobstad, Finland. I live two minutes away from were he grew up. I was small when we got "Amerika visitors" the first time. It was Anna, Alex, Ebba and Eric. Since Eric was fluent in swedish it was easy to communicate with him. Over the years he visited his homeland a few times more, and his relatives here have for sure nice memories from him and the visits. He frequently kept in touch with relatives in Finland. Our greatest condolances goes to the family for their loss. Johan, Charlotta, Rebecca, Benjamin and Amanda Sandnäs, my dad Henrik (Erics cousin) and Majbritt Sandnäs, Kim Sandnäs & Ingela Nyman.

  • Paul and Irene Hansen February 13, 2018 12:55pm

    We would like to express our sincere sympathies, to you all on the passing of you husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.We were privileged to know Eric and Joyce, and family in Hanover at Victory.God bless you, and comfort you especially thru this difficult time of parting.

  • Janet Boddy February 12, 2018 12:09pm

    Dear Pat, my heart breaks for you......the love I saw on both your faces together was so very uplifting and I am so sorry your time together was brief- but you did not waste any of the time you were given.
    My deepest condolences to the family- your dad and grandpa sounded like a true man of God.
    Love from Janet Boddy (SCWC).

  • Emmie Bishop February 12, 2018 12:33am

    Grandpa,
    It's been hard being so far away after so many memories shared over summers and Christmas's together. You taught me how to crochet right handed, taught us how to love God deeply, and before the internet, taught us what real fun was. We played Monopoly, UNO, and many other fun games. You always had the best of the best candy in the candy jar.
    Grandpa was a teacher with a mentoring spirit and a great belly laugh. Together Joyce and Eric seemed to have endless energy entertaining us kids, Joseph, Anna and I. We'd spent many nights over the campfire, at the strawberry patch, watching fireworks and playing with sparklers. I remember watching you shave, splash on some aftershave, and pop in the front tooth that sometimes was forgotten. You and grandma we're a great example of how communication should be in a relationship, open and caring.
    Grandma and Grandpa were the church in many ways. Grandpa never missed sending a card for birthdays, and he was great at picking cards. He even sent me a birthday card after after his second to last hospital stay.
    Pat, my greatest condolences to you for the loss of a great man after such a short time together. May you be filled with the spirit during this trying time. With love, - Emmie Bishop (Warnstrom)

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