Unexpectedly Eric made his journey home to the spirit world on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 54 years.
Eric, was born Saturday, July 25, 1964 to Phillip and Marguerite (Bighetty) Francois. Eric lived most of his teenage years in Pukatawagan, and moved to Winnipeg to pursue his education. Eric is also known to be a traveler, he met a lot of people in his travels, telling stories of his adventures, and bringing laughter to all that knew him. He would often drop by with family and friends, in Thompson, Lynn Lake and The Pas. Eric had a lot of fun filled stories to tell. You can always tell when he was around, with his big bouts of laughter, sounding his audience which was often family. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and his only daughter Irene (Sinclair) Colomb. His favorite nephew he loved spending time with in the city was Aron Ballantyne, who he nicknamed "Lard." Whenever he made it home to Pukatawagan, his first visit would be to his uncle "KING."
Eric will be sadly missed by his daughter Irene (Sinclair) Colomb; son-in-law Elvis Colomb; grandchildren Kyya, Greg, Byron Jr, Tyshaudre, Trew, Dustin, Verian, Emerson; great grandchild Jordon Sinclair; uncles Ignace "King" Bighetty, Jerome Colomb children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Celestine (Marie) Colomb children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Colomb children and grandchildren; brothers Lucien (Delhia) Francois and children, grandchildren, Thomas Francois, Cornelius Francois, Ricky Francois and children, Norton (Stacy) Francois and children, grandchild, Lucien Sinclair and children, grandchildren; adopted brother Alex Morin of Sandy Bay Saskatchewan; sisters Lorraine Francois, Debbie (Peter) Ballantyne (Francois) children and grandchildren; children from his late brothers Larry Francois and grandchildren, John Francois and grandchildren, Emile Francois and grandchildren, Wesley Francois and grandchildren, Jonas Sinclair children and grandchildren.
Eric was predeceased by and awaiting his arrival are his parents father Phillip Francois; mother Marguerite Bighetty; brothers Larry, John, Wesley, Emile; grandparents Jacob and Emily (Ballantyne) Francois, Francis and Catherine Bighetty; aunties Eva Francois, Ellise Bighetty, Melanie Bighetty, Catherine (Bighetty) Dumas, Marguerite (Arthur) Castel; uncles Fred Bighetty, John Bighetty, Adolph Dumas, Simeon Bighetty, John Colomb, Oscar Colomb, Harry Colomb; childhood friends awaiting for his arrival in the Pearly Gates of Heaven, Andrew "Rockie" Dumas, Roxy Hart. If we forgot anyone it was not intentional.
We Gather To Celebrate The Life Of
Eric Patrick Francois
Sunday, April 7, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas, MB
Presider: Father Vijay Deivanayagam, OMI
Music Ministry: Dehlia Hart Francois
Monday, April 8, 2019
At the residence of Lucien and Delhia (Hart) Francois
18 Kaskew Drive, Pukatawagan, MB
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pukatawagan, MB
Presider: Father Dhana Amarlapudi, MSFS
Flora Grieves, Maryann Dumas, Hilda Francois
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pukatawagan, MB
HONOR GUARD: Bruce Colomb
Tanner Francois, Greg Sinclair, Zylan Hart,
Tron Francois, Peter Ballantyne, Byron Colomb Jr.,
Larry Francois Jr., Malcom Bighetty.
Gordon J Colomb, Fredrick Bighetty, Patrick Dumas (Jewels)
All of Eric's Family and Friends.
Sunday, April 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location:
Hemauer Funeral Home Address:
122 Lathlin Avenue THE PAS, MB R9A 1K5
Second Visitation When:
Monday, April 8th, 2019 Location:
See Extra Information Address:
N/A, -- Wake service Monday, April 8th at the residence of Lucian and Delhia Francois, 18 Kaskew Drive, Pukatawagan.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 10:00am Location:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Address:
pukatawagan, MB In lieu of flowers, donation to The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, attention Finance Department, 3rd Floor, 1031 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 0R8, would be appreciated by Eric's family. Officiant:
Father Dhana Raju Amarlapudi
Sacred Heart Cemetery Address: