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Erik Esmann

Erik Heinrich Esmann


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Obituary for Erik Heinrich Esmann

January 9, 1944 – February 18, 2024

We are deeply saddened to announce that Erik Heinrich Esmann has passed away at age 80. Born in Birkerød¸Denmark, Erik moved to Canada, where he would meet his future wife, Ellen. They married in 1969 in Denmark and remained together until his passing. Known as the Danish Butcher in Vancouver, Scandinavians around the Lower Mainland would flock to Jolly Meats and Fine Foods in North Vancouver for the best cuts of meat. Erik had many interests, including walking, hiking, soccer, travelling, card games, and many other pursuits. Erik also spent 55 years as part of the Danish Brotherhood in Canada.

Erik is survived by wife Ellen, son Brian (Trish), daughter Eva (Brad), grandchildren Karsten, Koleta and Ryden, and sisters Inge and Kirsten. He is loved and will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday March 20, at 1:30pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St in Burnaby, BC.

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