ERICK­SON, Car­man Pheo­bie (Hawco)

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Games -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the un­ex­pected pass­ing of Carmie Erick­son on Satur­day, Au­gust 5, 2017.

Born in Syd­ney, she was the daugh­ter of the late Sandy (Skip) and Edith (Mac­Don­ald) Hawco.

Carmie is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Steve Erick­son, and chil­dren, Nena (Jeremy) and Jay (Jes­sica), and the light of her life, her grand­son, Bel­lamy James. She is also sur­vived by sis­ter, Theresa Gale, and broth­ers, Robert ‘Bobby’, Stephen James ‘Jimmy’ and Mac­Don­ald Fran­cis ‘Louie’.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ters, Dawn Mac­Don­ald, San­dra Sears and Karen Bar­rett, and broth­ers, Wil­liam ‘Billy’ and John ‘Jake’.

Through­out her life Carmie was an ac­tive mem­ber of her com­mu­nity. She vol­un­teered in many ca­pac­i­ties in­clud­ing be­ing a leader at Girl Guides; even be­com­ing Dis­trict Com­mis­sion­aire. She and a friend be­gan Ashby T-Ball and con­tin­ued to vol­un­teer as it evolved to Syd­ney Mi­nor Base­ball. She was the Staff Ad­vi­sor for the Syd­ney Academy Cheer­lead­ers and vol­un­teered with Celtic Power Cheer­lead­ing.

To­gether with friend Kim Gushue, she owned and op­er­ated Vari­a­tions Dance Stu­dios af­ter teach­ing for years with Doris Mac­Don­ald Dance Academy.

She was very ac­tive in her unions and oc­cu­pied many dif­fer­ent po­si­tions with Cupe 5050. She was the cur­rent pres­i­dent of the Cape Bre­ton Labour Coun­cil.

Carmie will be greatly missed by her large ex­tended fam­ily, her dancers, her ath­letes, her co­work­ers at Syd­ney Academy, and her broth­ers and sis­ters in arms in the union.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, 2-4 and 7-9, In­ter­ment will be by fam­ily at a later date

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www.syd­neymemo­ri­, or emailed to syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­

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