Eric Ross Sly, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021, with his loving wife Maureen (Monaghan) by his side.
Eric was born on February 6, 1940, in Neepawa, Manitoba. He was the eighth of eight children of Andrew and Violet (Stewart) Sly. Eric grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba and has spent the past 55 years in Edmonton. He spent 10 years working in the Canadian Military and later served as a City of Edmonton Police Officer. He retired in 1987 after a successful career. Eric was an entrepreneur at heart where he operated a catering company for nearly 40 years.
Eric is survived by his loving wife of 58 years; 4 children; daughter Colleen of Edmonton, son Dan (Carmelle) of Edmonton, daughter Lori (Doug) of Las Vegas and son Andrew (Norma) of Vancouver; special family friend Shawna of Edmonton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren (Alex (Nikki), Nick, Matthew, Ashley, Caitlyn, Andi, Jameson and Evan); 2 great grandchildren (Mason & Emily); sister Wilma, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Violet, brother Raymond, sister Florence, sister Thelma, sister Hazel, brother Elwood and sister Shirley.
Eric’s Memorial Service will be held at St. Thomas More Parish, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton, on July 17 at 11 am. Lunch to follow the memorial in the Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to “Villa Caritas – Covenant Health Foundation” or charity of one’s choice. The family of Eric Sly wishes to thank Villa Caritas for taking such compassionate care of Eric over the past 4 months.