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Lindal Erickson

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LINDAL REAGAN KJELI ERICKSON
“LINDIMINDUR”

August 11, 1985 - January 9, 2024

It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved Lindal at the age of 38. 


Lindi will be forever remembered by his children who were the love of his life; Kaylee, Kendra, Lincoln & Livie; parents Karen & Larry; sister Kirstin (Martin); brother Brock (Desiree); nieces Paisley & Brinley and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, as well as the mother of his children, Kristen. 


Lindi was predeceased by his grandparents; Rakel and Gudjon Erickson, Edna and Marino Gudmundson; Aunty Lenore; Uncle Bob and Uncle Barry as well as his golden retriever; Jessie who passed away exactly a year to the day prior to him. 


Lindi was born in Winnipeg, baby number three with parents so relaxed by the time he arrived, they forgot to ask if he was a boy or girl when he was first born. They always felt he was the lucky one of the three, because his parents had finally learned to just enjoy the precious moments of life. He never got to be on a schedule as it was dictated by his older sibling’s activities which taught him tolerance. When he was ten days old he had his first 1000 km road trip which taught him patience. As the third child he was forced to adapt to whatever was happening which would also serve him well later in life. 


Lindi had a very close relationship with his Mom as a little guy, always at her side, definitely a Mama’s boy, he was a happy, inquisitive and content baby and toddler. Once school age, his sense of organization, responsibility and reliability skills showed up. As a youth and adult he spent endless hours with his Dad, sharing many interests and adventures. He also had a special connection with his grandfather, Marino who passed in 2010. They had so many qualities in common; ambition, tenacity, precision to name a few that Grandpa admired in Lindi.


As a toddler Lindi was also always under the wing of big sister, Kirstin who later became such a special ‘Aunty’ to his children, a bond he knew was rich and ran deep, and he knows that she will continue to be there for his children. As time marched on into school years, he and older brother Brock became buddies, having much fun and enjoying so many outdoor adventures together. At Brock’s wedding, Lindi toasted him and said, “having you as a brother to always play with and hang out with growing up, was like having my best friend with me all the time.” Lindi rests in peace knowing that Brock and Desiree will also be there for his children every step of the way.


Lindi grew up in Gillam, MB then relocated with his family to Stonewall, MB where he graduated. Growing up, he spent every summer at the family cabin in Lundar, MB as well as many Christmas seasons, playing with cousins and visiting with both sets of grandparents, and many aunts and uncles. The cabin and those summers were dear to his heart, he had fond memories of his childhood stays and he went on to enjoy time there again as a teen, young adult and later with his own family.  


As a youngster Lindi enjoyed playing hockey, fishing, wall climbing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, dirt biking, skateboarding and snowboarding. He was employed by Manitoba Hydro for eighteen years, supporting his family and as a young father he was forced to grow up fast and assume inordinate amounts of responsibility. He worked full time, picking up extra work on weekends and ensuring his family had what they needed, all while managing to build the family home and shop which was his life long dream. He was immensely proud of this accomplishment. He was a self taught tradesmen who caught on quick and excelled in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, machine operating, mechanical automotive repairs and renovations; inheriting many of these skills from his father and both his grandfathers. There was hardly a thing that he wouldn’t tackle, repair or figure out how to do. When neighbours and friends realized his talent there were endless requests upon him and he was more than happy to lend a helping hand. 


Lindi will be remembered for his sense of humour and infectious giggle that will continue to be cherished, be heard in his children and live on. He was polite, humble, respectful and was known to be a good listener, not one to interrupt and always genuinely interested - definitely an old soul. During his short life he enjoyed many travels as a youngster with his parents and siblings, which he had vivid memories of and then he repeated that with his children, taking them on many trips both near and far.    


As a Dad, he was kind and generous. All that he was and all that he did, he did for his children who he cherished and held close to his heart. He was immensely proud of all of them, wanted the very best for them, always cheering them on, so interested in their activities, accomplishments and academics. They knew then and now, how special they were to him. They will also remember the special ‘super tucks’ their Dad gave them at bedtime.


Lindi’s children leave this message for their Dad: we lost you way too soon, never had a chance to say our goodbyes. You were the most precious and caring soul we knew. We want to say thank you for being there for us, for your guidance, support and unwavering love. We can never put into words how much you meant to us but we hope this comes close. We will strive to be successful and make you proud as you demonstrated to us your work ethic and accomplishments. Dad, your love, patience, understanding and support are gifts you leave us with, more precious than anything and we will forever treasure them as you live on in our hearts and memories.  


Lindi left us all far too soon, which leaves a huge hole in our hearts that can only be filled with the fondest of memories. He will live on in us through all these memories, stories, beautiful pictures and videos that we will continue to share. And although we lost you way too soon we know in our hearts that in your short 38 years of life, you had more accomplishments and experiences than many people who live a very long life.  


A private Celebration of Life will be held on February 2nd, followed by an interment and gathering at Lundar Cemetery at a later date. 


In lieu of flowers, a fund in Lindi’s memory has been created for his children at CIBC and those wishing to make a donation can e-transfer to lwewpg@gmail.com or email for further information. 


Lindi was proud of his Icelandic heritage and Manitoba Hydro has generously made a donation in his memory to the Logberg - Heimskringla.


Rest in peace our “Lindimindur”

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Jordan Sobering

May 9, 2024 at 9:21 PM

I’m so so sorry for your loss. Lindi and I worked together. Always smiling and had a joke or 2!!! I’ll forever miss you buddy! My condolences


Dorothy and Russell

May 8, 2024 at 9:10 PM

Karen,Larry and family. So very sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy.

Carla, Ricardo, Wyatt and Luca

May 8, 2024 at 8:59 PM

We were so very sorry to hear of such a heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️

Larry, Karen & family

May 8, 2024 at 8:54 PM

@everyone


Thank you for thinking of us and your kind messages and condolences.

Anonymous

May 8, 2024 at 5:47 PM

Very sorry to hear about Lindi,🖤🖤

Wandis Day

May 8, 2024 at 5:46 PM

My deepest condolences Larry and Karen. And to his wife and family, as well as the Erickson family.

Wade Lane

May 8, 2024 at 5:44 PM

Larry and Karen, my condolences to your family. I am saddened to hear of Lindi's passing.

Sally Young & all the family

May 8, 2024 at 5:44 PM

There are no words to say except how sorry we all were to hear about Lindi’s sudden passing. I remember when Harvey would take all the kids ice fishing in Gilliam when the boys were little. I think Brian still has the video of one of their fishing trips with Lindi and Michael ice fishing.. Such good memories.

It is never easy letting our loved ones go on before us. May the Lord comfort you all with much peace and strength as you go through this time of great loss.

Brian Fox

May 8, 2024 at 5:44 PM

Larry, Karen and family,

I was saddened to learn of Lindi’s passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jane & Ron Graham

May 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Larry, Karen and family. Our deepest condolences. Family is everything. Lots of tears in our house for you guys. Take care.

Tom and Jolie Tonner

May 8, 2024 at 4:58 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to the Erickson family and all of Lindi’s friends.

Joe & Lydia Johnson

May 8, 2024 at 4:58 PM

Sincere Condolence Larry, Karen & Families on the heartbreaking loss of your son. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you all.

Brent & Julie Parachoniak

May 8, 2024 at 4:58 PM

Larry, Karen & family ... we are deeply saddened to hear of Lindi's passing. Through the heartbreak and tears, may his gentle spirit remain within your most-precious memories.

Tracy and Craig Boyer

May 8, 2024 at 4:57 PM

Karen, Larry and family, we are so very sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. You and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Bev

May 8, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Karen, Larry, and family. Our heart goes out to you enveloped with lots of hugs. There are no words! Know that our thoughts and prayers are with during this tragic time. Reach out when you are able. We are here for you❣️

Loraley and Fred

May 8, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Karen, Larry and families,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of Lindi become more precious than ever. Take care.

The Cullen’s

May 8, 2024 at 4:28 PM

Thinking of you all today, Larry, Karen, Kirstin, Brock and families, so sorry to hear about Lindi, cherish his beautiful memories, hugs to all 💙

Mike Fenning

May 8, 2024 at 4:27 PM

My sincere condolences to your families.


Lynda & Ken

May 8, 2024 at 4:27 PM

Dearest Larry Karen Kirstin Brock n families

With a broken heart

I send my sincerest and heartfelt sympathies to one n all

Godspeed with you All

“As beautifull as a newborn

he’ll always stay in my heart”

Luv you guys

Lloyd and Monique

May 8, 2024 at 4:26 PM

Sincere condolences Larry and Karen and family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Philip and Lori Grandmont

May 8, 2024 at 4:26 PM

Our condolences to Karen, Larry, Brock and your families.

Lance and Erin

May 8, 2024 at 4:26 PM

Karen, Larry and family

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Allan and Heather Sanche

May 8, 2024 at 4:25 PM

Karen, Larry and family we are saddened and so very sorry to learn of Lindi’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time of loss.

Ken & Vi Hack

May 8, 2024 at 4:24 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Lindi’s passing & offer our deepest Condolences to the whole family.

Ted & Cynthia Maxwell

May 8, 2024 at 4:23 PM

Our thoughts are with you all, we have fond memories of Lindi and will miss that happy smile he always had.

Lori & Grant Stubson

May 8, 2024 at 4:18 PM

Karen, Larry and family, our deepest condolences to you all.

Anonymous

May 8, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Our sincere  condolences to the Erickson family for this devastating loss. Sending all our love xo

Richard and Colette.

May 8, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Karen, I am so sadened to learn of your, and your family's, loss.  Our sincere condolences.

Pat Odegard and Lora Olafson

May 8, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Larry and Karen, we are so sorry to hear of your dear son's passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Bev Foster Page

May 8, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Karen, Larry and family, I would like to say my heart hurts for the huge loss your going through! Please know my thoughts and prayers have been going out to you since i heard of Lindi’s passing.May great memories help you through…

Kelly Bryll

May 8, 2024 at 4:14 PM

I am so very for your loss. My deepest condolences to all.

Laurel and Greg Feal

May 8, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Larry and Karen, our deepest condolences for the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts.

Jennifer Monaster

May 8, 2024 at 4:14 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family. In the short time that I knew Lindi, he proved to be one of the kindest most genuine people I knew. You could count on him without even having to ask. It was clear how much he loved his family. His smile and sincere neighborly hellos will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Lindi.

Jim Law

May 8, 2024 at 4:13 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Lindi’s passing.

Sincere sympathy to Lindi’s family.

Gordon, Sherry Smith

May 8, 2024 at 4:13 PM

Deepest sympathy to all the Erickson family💔

Dennis Soloway and family

May 8, 2024 at 4:13 PM

Our sincere condolences to the whole Erickson families, and friends.

Anonymous

May 8, 2024 at 4:13 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. My most sincere sympathy goes out to all of the family.

The Malenchak’s

May 8, 2024 at 4:12 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Lindi’s passing. If only words could help ease your pain. Lindi has always held a special place in our hearts. His smile will always be remembered. Thinking of you all💕

Crystal Bos

May 8, 2024 at 4:12 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great person. Take care of each other. ❤️

Darlene Thevenot and John Watt

May 8, 2024 at 4:12 PM

Larry, Karen, and Family as well as Lindi's own family. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of you. So terribly sorry for your loss.

Donna Bos

May 8, 2024 at 4:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss . My condolences to your family. Take care .

Jeff Lauze

May 8, 2024 at 4:11 PM

Condolences to the whole Erickson family in this time of mourning.

Julie McLennan

May 8, 2024 at 4:10 PM

My condolences to family and friends. Kirstin was my best friend growing up and I have many fond memories of spending time with their family. Lindi will be missed and forever in our hearts.

Laurie Jervis

May 8, 2024 at 4:10 PM

Hugs and prayers to all, there are no words to help heal only time and treasured memories.

Wendy and Curtis Maxwell

May 8, 2024 at 4:10 PM

Our sincere condolences to all your family. Thinking of everyone in these difficult times.

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