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Born: Oct 15, 1939

Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2021

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ERICKSON: Con (Conrad Gerald) October 15, 1939 - December 28, 2021. Please join the Erickson family for a Celebration of Con's Life on Wednesday August 10th, 2pm at Knox United Church, Brandon. Con passed peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his daughter Colleen and his granddaughter Olivia at his side. Con is survived by his son Nolan, wife Lori, and children Kennedy, and Fionn of New Jersey, USA; daughter Colleen and granddaughter Olivia of Brandon; sister Barb Anderson of Saskatchewan, and; sister Moyra Habing of Ontario. Con was predeceased by his parents Eric and Elizabeth Erickson, his sister Lois Moore, and his first wife Maureen Bulger. Con was born in Alpine (Benito), Manitoba on October 15th, 1939. His childhood was spent on the family farm and sports were central to his childhood. Hockey in particular was a passion, and in retirement he was a devoted fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Excelling as a student at school, Con began his teaching career at twenty years old working under permit at Craigsford, Manitoba. Continuing with his post-secondary education he progressed through his career as an educator. Con's career took him into active roles as a teacher, principal and superintendent working in Swan River, Rossburn, Minnedosa, Glenboro, and Killarney. In Rossburn, Con pioneered a school milk program for students that went on to be emulated throughout the province. He was well-known as an advocate for his students and was greatly admired and appreciated by all those he taught and the professionals he worked with throughout his career. In his later years, Con was a member of the local chapter of the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba. Upon his retirement, Con travelled to Arizona with his family throughout the winter and made his permanent home in Brandon. Con was a phenomenal grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them through their academic career's. Con is greatly missed by his family and friends. Good night and God Bless you Papa, we love you.

As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 06, 2022

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  • We were very sorry to hear of Con’s passing. We always enjoyed the visits at the Wheat King games. - Posted by: David & Linda LeBoutillier (Friend ) on: Aug 06, 2022

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