“Precious in the sight of the Lord are the death of his saints.” Home at last.

Cherished husband of Diana for nearly 65 years. Dearest father of Kathy Conway (Neil), Franklin Hicks (Carol), Karen Belanger (Denis), Nancy Underhill (Gary) and Roselyn Iris. Precious Grampa to Ryan O’Reilly (Sophie), Teresa Ferguson (John), Kristin Scourse (Jason), Amy Jean Suraci (Joal), Patric Belanger (Tiffany), Daniel Underhill (Terri-Lynn), Annie Cedolia (Benjamin) Nathan Underhill (Wendy) and Katie Underhill. Great grampa of 12. Brother of Earl Hicks (late Vera), late Beulah Haldenby (late Fred) and late Howard Hicks (late Wilma). Brother-in-law to Lawrence and Catherine Campbell, Alma and Bill Winsor, Shirley McKay and the late Lois Crowder. Eric will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may call at Calvary Baptist Church, Desbarats, Ontario on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to Light Haven Christian Home or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road 705-945-7758). www.northwoodfuneral.com