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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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Feb 12

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

Dorothy and Russell

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Feb 13
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Dorothy and Russell, thank you for your message and condolences,

Larry, Karen & family

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Feb 09

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

Carla, Ricardo, Wyatt and Luca

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Feb 10
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Thank you Carla, Ricardo and family, we appreciate your message and condolences, it was so thoughtful of Amelia to join us and support Kaylee at our Celebration on the 2nd.

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 07

Our most sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss, May he rest in peace.


Doug and Valerie Bestvater

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Feb 09
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Thank you Doug & Valerie, we appreciate your kind words and condolences,

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 07

Thank you Wendy and Curtis, we appreciate your condolences.

Larry, Karen & Family

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Feb 06

Very sorry to hear about Lindi,🖤🖤

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Feb 07
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Thank you for your message, we can’t see your name but appreciate it,

Larry, Karen & family

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Feb 06

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

Sincerely

Wandis Day

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Feb 07
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Thank you Wandis, we appreciate the message and condolences,

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 04

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

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Feb 07
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Thank you Wade, we appreciate your message and condolences,

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 04

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.

Sally Young & all the family

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Feb 07
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Sally, thank you for your message, sharing memories and condolences. We too have fond memories of the boys and the fishing trips.

Larry, Karen & family

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Feb 04

Larry, Karen and family,


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

Brian Fox

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Feb 07
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Brian, thank you for thinking of us and for your condolences,

Larry, Karen & family.

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Feb 03

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

Jane & Ron Graham

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Feb 07
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Jane & Ron, thank you for your message, kind thoughts and condolences,

Larry, Karen.& family

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Feb 03

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

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Feb 07
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Tom & Jolie, thank you for your message and condolences,

Larry, Karen & family

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Feb 03

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

Joe & Lydia Johnson

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Feb 07
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Joe. & Lydia, thank you for the kind message and condolences,

Larry, Karen & family

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Feb 03

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. Sincere condolences, Brent & Julie Parachoniak

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Feb 07
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Brent & Julie, thank you for your kind thoughts and condolences,

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 03

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.

… Tracy and Craig Boyer

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Feb 07
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Tracy & Craig, thank you for your kind message and condolences,

Karen, Larry & family

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Feb 03

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❣️Terry & Bev

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