It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Leo Chester Eriksen of Edmonton, AB, formerly of Red Deer, AB, at the age of 78. 

Leo leaves to mourn his loving wife of 55 years Jeanne and three children Rob (Robin) Eriksen, Leanne (Steve) Sunderland and Darrin (Melanie) Eriksen. Leo will also be dearly missed by six grandchildren: Anthony, Michael, Chris, Tom, Treyton and Tanner; two great-grandchildren Scarlett and Jaxon, as well as other extended family members. The family would like to extend our appreciation to the staff on the 3rd floor at Shepherd’s Care Millwoods and Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence for all of the care and support to Leo and family since moving to Edmonton in 2016

Leo took pride and joy giving back to his community. Just some of the groups he was involved with include the ELKS #85, Red Deer Danish Canadian Club, Danish National Museum, Boy Scouts of Canada, Associated Canadian Travelers (ACT), Masonic Lodge/Shriners and the Lions club. One of his fondest groups was the Otterbury Society – family and friends connecting in the back field for great food and fellowship and a friendly game of horseshoes or baseball.

Leo has always loved his Danish heritage, so in lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made directly to The Danish Canadian Museum in Spruce View, AB.

Cremation has taken place.

An Open House Celebration for Leo will be held on April 25, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Bower Place Community Centre, 85 Boyce Street, Red Deer, AB. If you have any questions regarding the open house celebration, please contact Rob at [email protected] There is also an event page set up on Facebook – Open House Celebration for Leo.

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Laurie & Betty Belenky

Betty and I enjoyed Leo’s sense of humour and genuine interest in people. He was a asset to any of the organizations he belonged to.

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