Rossiter, Eric Roy
December 28, 1926 – October 5, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather Eric Rossiter. Eric passed away peacefully at 87 years of age with his family by his side.
Eric was born in Victoria BC, and was a police officer with Victoria City Police from 1947 to 1958. He met Maureen Smith a nurse at St Joseph’s Hospital, they married in 1952 and subsequently had three children. In 1958 Eric left the police force to work for Shell Oil in Victoria. He was transferred to Nanaimo in 1972 and retired in 1984. Eric was involved in music his whole life. He joined the Victoria Boys Band at the age of 12 and was involved in various other bands, most notably the Victoria Shrine Band and the Nanaimo Concert Band. He was also involved in BC hockey as a referee for 17 years. After retiring from refereeing, he spent many years with the Nanaimo Clippers as time keeper and goal judge.
Eric is survived by his brother Jack (Lil), son Gary (Laura) and daughter Janine Beaudoin (Claude). He also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife Maureen in 2011 and his daughter Sharon Hawker in 2005.
Many thanks to the nurses on the 5th floor and in palliative care at NRGH for the excellent care they provided.
No service will be held at his request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the
BC Breast Cancer Foundation.
We will miss you, Dad!