Eric passed away in his home in Saanich B.C. on February 22, 2024.  He was born on November 15, 1953 in Victoria B.C.

Eric is survived by his beloved children, Cara (Harold) Williams, Matthew (Christine), Patricia (Andrew) and Graham (Kristine); grandchildren, Lily, Macey and Rosa Williams, Jakob and Mia Obee.  His kind heart, laughter and thoughtfulness will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Eric was the youngest of three brothers (survived by Les and Bruce) to be born in Victoria where he lived almost his entire life.  He shared many stories of his childhood spent roaming the beaches of Gonzales Bay.  He was talented with his hands and had a long career as a dental technician. He will be remembered for the many beautiful smiles he created, teeth he repaired, and his caring approach with clients and colleagues.  As a hobby, he loved to craft wooden toys, boats, household decor and delicate jewelry for his family and friends.

One of Eric’s biggest accomplishments was being a father and he felt lucky to have four children. He was always there to support them and instilled in all of them a love of the outdoors.  He spent countless hours with his family camping, biking, boating and exploring the back roads on Vancouver Island. Eric is remembered as a supportive father, adoring grandfather, and as a genuinely kind human being.

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd. from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Condolences and memories can be shared below.

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  • Heather Holmes

    Les, Bruce and families;

    Sincere condolences. As a Harling Point boy, Eric holds a special place in my heart; the beach, forts, baseball at Quimper Park, and Chinese Cemetery. We had it all.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Dave

    VE7UL – Dave – Last I talked to Great Grandpa Obee was on VHF radio ( a hobby). Eric dropped into my workplace, (Saanich) we compared notes, children -occupation and the like. Went to the same school (elementary) we had some fun when younger. 1953 was my time too (feb.) Make him proud {:-)<– Good luck !

  • Craig Rowley

    Such upsetting news. Had so many happy times in our younger years. Thinking so much of Eric and his family. He will always be in our hearts!

  • Kathy Guthrie

    Dear Cara and family:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He left this world too young! He sounded like a wonderful Dad and Grandfather. xo Kathy

  • Ron Postings

    Eric was a great friend and colleague, he would always go above and beyond in his work!

    I will always remember the fishing off Pender and the bike riding around the airport.

    We will miss you Ann and Ron Posting’s and Robin Postings

  • Maureen(Moretti) Mireau

    The Obee Family, so sorry for your loss, I went to Margaret Jenkins with Eric, I have always had fond memories of those days and Eric is a part of those memories. Rest in Peace old friend. Maureen (Moretti)Mireau

  • John Flanagan

    Eric had a very kind soul and I will always remember his gentle nature in high school. May God have mercy on him and watch over his lovely family who will be his proudest legacy. Well done good sir!

  • Reg Wonnenberg and Gail Brassington

    So sorry to hear of his passing! A good man with a big heart! He cared deeply for family and friends; have not seen him in 11 years since moving to the mainland but would get a random call from him checking in to see what I was up to ever year! RIP

  • Brock Carbery

    My oldest friend ever, best childhood ever!! Going to miss you buddy.

  • Earl OHara

    Good man, good shipmate, good friend. Rest in peace.

  • David Kilshaw

    “….four children. He was always there to support them and instilled in all of them a love of the outdoors. He spent countless hours with his family camping, biking, boating and exploring the back roads on Vancouver Island.”

    Of all the kind things said about Eric, the words above resonate most with me.

    Happy trails.

  • Andrea Kavanagh

    He truly was a lovely man and a wonderful Father … he shall be missed at our family gatherings ❤️

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