For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
BADMINTON, Eric Charles (Badger) - passed away June 1998 at his home in Crofton. The Badger was born in Victoria October 6, 1937. He was predeceased by his father Eric Sr., loving mother Ethel and sisters Pat Caldwell. He will be greatly missed by his faithful companion Chowder. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Susan (Fox), grandsons Travis and Ryan, son Duane and his first wife of 24 years and great friend Virginia. Also survived by many other relatives and dear friends in Victoria, Brentwood Bay and Crofton. As a boy Eric spent much of his time in Cadboro Bay, at the age of 17 he began his career serving in the RCN. During his 24 year service he visited many ports and made many lifetime friends. After retiring from the RCN he continued on as a Machinist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences for many more years. He eventually retired once again and settled in Crofton. Eric had a love for the ocean and never ventured far from it. Whether he was out on his boat or helping a friend that is where his heart was. He was a long time member of the Central Saanich Lions Club. A memorial service in Badger's memory will be held on Monday, June 15, 1998 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Chapel, CFB Esquimalt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.
Eric served in the RCN and CAF from 01 Jul 1954 to 01 Mar 1978
Ships served in:
HMCS MACKENZIE - Served in Mackenzie in 1977 as a CPO2