It is with great sadness that I must announce that on the evening Friday October 30th 2020my beautiful father, Eric, passed away after a very long, well-fought battle with Chronic Leukemia, whilst in the care of the wonderful angels of the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
He journeys on, in peace, to be with my darling brother Adam Scott Marshall and beloved wife Jacqui, big brother John, Nana and Granddad (all deceased). His beautiful pups of past, all waiting.
We were with him at the last, my rock, my wonderful partner Adam Verspaget, our brother by choice Brett Gregoire who only had one name for Dad and it was just that, Barbara Palmer, his dearest partner of these past several years who showed Dad what fun life could still be and me, his loving child. Our hearts breaking with our goodbyes. His passing came very quickly.
Strong, brilliant, enterprising, funny, determined and utterly charming. For many years he amazed us, overcoming so much and living life to the fullest. He endured a great deal that he hid well from most, especially over these past months.
Inspiring and guiding many who have known him as friend or colleague, often both, over many years. His achievements leave a legacy from which many will benefit and grow. Managing Director of our business to the end, a beloved leader and well-loved and respected man, all round. No, he never officially retired.
July 1st 2021 is E-Plas 40th Birthday. We shall celebrate his life and achievements further, at that time.
Always positive and determined and ready to make light of the worst of things. My beloved Dad now joins our family, already passed. We will all miss his strength, acute mind and great humour. I will miss him, as will many others, in so many ways.
His funeral service is on Friday November 6th at 1.30pm at Joyce Chapel at Fawkner Cemetery.
We apologize that due to current circumstances, we have not been permitted to invite you all to say farewell. I am sorry I cannot mention all our family and friends and colleagues by name for you are many in number and I know loved him. Funeral Livestream at www.cgmoody.com.au
The pain and heartbreak do not compare to your love Dad. Love you always, my dearest, wonderful Dad. Thank you for this amazing life.
And don't worry Dad, we are looking after "nursie", her dear Uncle Grant is making sure River (your beautiful Bernese girl) gets her walks, her friend Spooky is smooching up to her and she has plenty of love.
With enduring love,
Lisa Morgan Marshall