Sadly our brother lost his battle with liver disease on May 14th 2010.  Born on January 2nd 1961, he leaves behind brother Mike (Phyllis), sisters Anne and Jane (Darin), his many nieces and nephews along with an extended family and friends that he touched on his life journey.

Preceded in death by his mother Barbara, father John, sister Kathy and both sets of Grandparents.

Duffy was a kind, true friend who cherished his animals and family.  During the many challenges of his illness, he always kept his unique sense of humor and continued to protect those around him from his fears.

He had a smart mind and was “our lifeline” for history, geography and music. He was grounded in his beliefs yet open to the changes of the world.

As heart wrenching it is to lose a loved one so young, it is comforting to know that he was at peace surrounded by his siblings while finding the path back to his parents.  We know they were waiting to embrace him and to help make his transition complete.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr’s  Justus, Arjal, Gavrila and Denny of Eastside GI and Evergreen Hospital.  They cared for our brother both professionally and personally and was a pillar of support for him and his the family.  The biggest thank you goes to the angels of Hospice in Kirkland.   They were there every step of the way for Duffy and his family. They cared,  listened, guided and gave our brother the utmost dignity during the last days of his life….we don’t know how to thank you incredible people enough.

Service will be held at Barton Family Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 25th at 10:00am, located at 11630 Slater Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98033.  A burial at Mt View Cemetery  in Centralia will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made  in Duffy’s name to Hospice of Kirkland at 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland WA 98034.


10 Responses to “JOHN DUFFY ERICKSON”

  • Gretchen Fines says:

    What a fantastic tribute to Duffy. Anne and Jane, you gave your all to aid in Duffy’s health and his quality of life. I have no doubt he appreciated you and loved you both greatly. He is with his family in heaven now and they are watching over you with love in their hearts.
    I’m looking forward to the gathering for Duffy, come Tuesday.

    With great respect,

    gretchen Fines

  • Hoerner Family says:

    we will always remember Duffy, he will forever be in our hearts and minds we love you and miss you! Eddie, Renee, Bobby, Austin, Joey and Katelie Hoerner

  • Shirley McCulloch says:

    Duffy, I met you a couple times, but didn’t “know” you. I do know however that you were (and ARE) loved! Peace be with you, your friends and your awesome family. Love, Shirley

  • Jane Erickson says:

    Be at peace sweet brother…I’m a little jealous that you are up there celebrating with the rest of the family. But I will wait my turn. Remember what you told me, “I’ll look you up when you get there”. I’m holding you to it. Love you like there’s no tomorrow…Your little sister, Jane

  • Juliette de Carteret says:

    Duffy I love you and will miss you very much. I will help your family keep both your memory and sense of humor alive. Rest easy now and say hello to Babs for me.

  • Katie McCulloch says:

    Dear Sweet Duffy! I’m so sad that you had to leave us so soon, I always enjoyed visiting with you over the past 25 years at the Erickson household. I even had a crush on you back in the day! I do know how much you are loved and cherished by your family. Your good, sweet sisters took such good care of you, bless them for that. I know life will be different for them without you in it. Say hi to Barbara for us! Peace, love and light brother. Katie McCulloch

  • Michelle Kenney says:

    Duffy, I know you are in a better place now. Please watch over your beautiful sisters from the heavens above. You will be missed by many; my love and prayers are with you all!

    Michelle Kenney

  • Karin Erickson-Thoemke says:

    Duffy~ It is with a sad heart that I say good bye to you, but I know you are in good company. I look forward to the day when we meet again… With love, your cousin Karin

  • Karen D-Dr. Justus's office says:

    It was an privilage to know and serve John. He was a special man. Karen

  • Mlke Erickson says:

    I love you Duffy and will miss you all the days of my life.I can’t wait to see all of you again in the ever after. Your Big Brother Mike

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