81, Whitney Pier
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Francis ‘Eric’ Brophy at home on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Born in Whitney Pier, Eric was the son of the late Frank and Belle (Ivany) Brophy.
Eric joined the Air Force at the age of 17 and retired from the forces after 33 years of service. After retiring he returned with his family to live in the Pier. He went to work with the Corp of Commissionaires for a few years and being interested in local current affairs he became a committee member of JAG and fought to get studies done on the health of people in the Pier. Eric and Peggy attended all of the public meetings and reporters from far and wide requested interviews with him.
Recently he was saddened by the closing of the Veteran Affairs offices. He stood
with the other veterans and civilians who protested. He wrote letters to the editor
and to members of parliament protesting the closing of these offices.
Eric was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his leadership and kindness.
Eric is survived by his son, Darren (Tonya Briand); daughter, Cecilia (Gene) Stanford; granddaughters, Katelin (Bruno), Kristin, Kira Stanford, Kassidy Harris and great-granddaughter, Mya. He is also survived by a sister, Eleanor; brothers, Albert (Sally), Brian (Jean) and Peggy's children, Sherry, Wendy, Scott, Trevor, Brent, Tracey, and their families.
Besides his parents, Eric was predeceased by his first wife, Lorraine (Campbell), second wife, Peggy (French Burt) and a brother, Douglas.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served following the mass at Pier Community Funeral Home, reception area. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Eric believed in helping others; in lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Redeemer Building Fund, Whitney Pier Boys Club or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Sending Condolence to Brian and Jean Brophy on the loss of your Brother, and Kassidy Harris on the loss of your Grandfather. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Mary Phillips
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and an amazing man. We thought the world of him and he was such a good friend to dad (Ronnie French). He was always there to lift dad's spirits. He will be deeply missed.
From: Joanne Ling
So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. My sincere condolences to the Brophy families. Eric will be greatly missed. He was a great guy committed to his family and community. I was fortunate to meet Eric from time to time, we would chat and catch up on events. God bless.
From: Terry Crawley
Darren and family, just read your father's obituary. We want to send you our sincere condolences.
From: Judy Musycsyn
Eric you will be missed…you were always so kind and so good to Peggy and mum. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From: The French Family
To The Family; Just wanted to let you know Eric was a wonderful father, gandfather and stepfather. He was so good to my mom in sickness and in health…for he was always by her side. Eric took mom a lot of places and she met a lot of people….for that I say thank you Eric. To me he was wonderful for always checking to see how I was feeling. To everyone that met him, he always had a chat. You will be miss! Love Wendy ,Dougie, Laura Lee and Lindsay
Darren and family. Very sorry to hear about your Dad. Many the times he raised the gate for me at the radar base. True gentlemen. Take care.
From: John Evans
So sorry to here the sudden passing of Eric.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May God Bless.
From: Harold and Carmella MacLellan
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Eric, it is a very sad day, but I know he must be very happy to be reunited with Peggy. Their love was true and deep. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families on this sad occasion.
From: The Hennick Family in Ontario