Eric Hans Duchek of Esterhazy passed away peacefully in his home on February 19th, 2021, at the age of 41.
Eric was born February 26, 1979 in Yorkton, SK. He grew up in Atwater, SK with his parents, Ken and Jocelyn, his older sister, Roxanne, and younger sister, Renee.
Eric touched the lives of the people he met and was often described as a beautiful soul, friendly, kind, and easy going. He was passionate in his love of plants, fishing and hunting. He loved to paint art and would work on any surface that was available (canvas, statues, wood, and even cupboards). He was also a collector of many different rocks and gems.
Eric had a spiritual side to him that he was always open to talk and debate about. He liked to read and study on native cultures, especially in the areas of herbs and plants, Greek mythology and the Book of Enoch. A lot of his art contained symbols and words derived from the Greek culture and language and could be open to much interpretation. He had a love for angels and had a fair size collection, despite having given many away over the years.
Eric did a variety of jobs in his life. In his younger years he worked in meat processing plants in Brooks, AB and Saskatoon, SK. From there he took his first year of Automotive Mechanics at SIAST in Saskatoon. Once he was back in the Esterhazy area he mostly worked in concrete/grout, general carpentry and grounds maintenance.
Eric was predeceased by his grandfathers, Hans Duchek and Alex Bolen, and grandmother, Linda Duchek.
He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Jocelyn Duchek, sisters, Roxanne Duchek and Renee Fundytus, brother-in-law, Tim Fundytus, grandmother, Helen Bolen, nephew, Alex Allary, nieces, Natasha Allary and Mishaela Duchek, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside funeral service will be held at a later date at the Atwater Cemetery.
Our House, Saskatchewan
Box 613, Esterhazy SK S0A 0X0