WILLIAMS, Eric Robert

Born on January 15, 1932. Passed away on November 20, 2023.

Peacefully passed in his 92nd year.

Loved son of Robert and Irene Williams (both deceased). Cherished loving brother and brother in-law of Merle and Len (both deceased), Joan and Bill (both deceased) and Val.

Loving and dearly loved uncle, great uncle and great-great uncle of Delys and Chris, John, Cate and Harry, Kate, Michael and Matilda; Rob and Wendy, Jason, Rachael and Tessa, Jessica and Jacinta; Brian and Maree and Jackson; Janis and Kenny, Sarah, Jarrod, Hudson, Levi and Elliot and Laura; David and Sally, Emily and Harri, Caitlin and Lachlan; Karen, Harley and Ryker; Sue and Mark, Rian, Dean, Luka, Milan and Tia and Saren.

In God’s care. Forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday December 1, 2023

The Funeral of Mr. Eric Robert Williams will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac, on Friday, December 1, 2023 commencing at 11.00 a.m.
The funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

For those that are unable to attend, click here to view the live stream.

19 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. RIP Eric. So very nice knowing you.

    Carol Holmes November 24 2023 2:38 pm
  2. My heartfelt sympathy to Val and all Eric’s nieces and nephews and families. Keith and I were friends of the Williams family since MYF days and I will miss our talks even though in later years not very often. He has been a faithful servant of the Lord and will be greatly missed at our Uniting Church.
    Barbara Oborne

    Barbara Oborne November 24 2023 5:34 pm
  3. Dear Janis, David, Brian, Robert, Delys and families. Sending my Deepest Sympathy at the passing of your Uncle Eric. From Roslyn Chant

    Roslyn Chant November 24 2023 10:25 pm
  4. Great neighbour to us, will miss having you next door. Deepest condolences to Eric’s family. Lovely kind gentleman. Tom and marg Evans

    T & m evans November 27 2023 11:35 pm
  5. Troy and I were saddened to learn of Eric’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. He and Troy enjoyed talking and laughing after church on Sundays. I enjoyed his sense of humor too. We remember Eric with great fondness and his faith was deep and an inspiration. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

    Esperanza Purdy and Troy Sproules November 28 2023 3:45 am
  6. A quiet and gentle man was a pleasure to know and work with you at Colac Driver Reviver.
    Rest in peace.
    Sympathy to your family.
    Beryl Larson.

    Beryl Larson November 28 2023 3:33 pm
  7. Thinking of you all during this very sad times.
    Sending all our love to you all.
    Eric you have been part of our lives with the Ross Family to when we were invited out to Merle and Len’s.
    You will be always loved and the memories we will cherish within our hearts. One beautiful caring man.
    Love to you all
    Belinda,Rod, Stace,Brad and Families (Bowen).
    Forever in our hearts ❤️

    Belinda Bowen November 28 2023 10:29 pm
  8. A true Gentleman to work with at Colac driver Reviver with my parents. RIP ERIC. Our condolences to his family. Nicole Gill and family xo

    Nicole gill November 28 2023 10:34 pm
  9. We were so saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. We had the pleasure of knowing him as I worked for the family in 1968.
    We kept in touch regularly for many years, calling on him on our trips to Colac from Queensland.
    He was a kind and caring gentleman.
    Deepest Sympathy to Val and all of Eric’s nieces and nephews.

    Elaine & Don Ridgway
    Craignish Qld

    Elaine and Don Ridgway . November 29 2023 11:04 am
  10. Dear Do Care and Miller House friend of John. I will miss our regular visits, phone calls and outings together. You always welcomed the opportunity to keep engaged with the community even as it became more difficult. I’ll always remember you. Deepest sympathy to the extended family.

    John and Anne Abbott November 29 2023 11:05 am
  11. Dear Val and Eric’,s neices and nephews – we were saddened to read of Eric,s passing. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and the Colac Uniting Church congregation. RIP Eric – a long life, now in God,s keeping. Our thoughts and prayers to all of his family. With our love –
    John & Betty Nisbet

    Betty Nisbet November 29 2023 2:15 pm
  12. Sympathy to Erics family. He was a kind and caring gentleman. I have memories as a child and teenager of Eric and his family. My mother(Lila Ross) was a friend of the family.
    RIP Eric

    Heather Cardinal November 29 2023 11:30 pm
  13. Thinking of you Val. I have left a message at Quinn’s for you. Would like to have attended Eric’s funeral and catch up with you. He was a lovely man and I know you will miss him. Sending love to you, dear friend of many years. Vonda and Stewart.

    Vonda Carson November 30 2023 2:17 pm
  14. Eric was a true gentleman, good neighbour and was always up for a chat. Condolences to his family.

    Don and Chris Spalding December 1 2023 8:23 am
  15. My deepest sympathy to Eric’s family. What a wonderful kind caring man. He was our neighbour in Pollack st for a very long time Even though he wasn’t my Uncle I still called him Uncle Eric to this day. Lots of chats over the fence and playing in his yard with his nieces when they came to stay from came Melbourne.
    Wonderful memories from Adriana

    Adriana Thwaites December 1 2023 3:17 pm
  16. Remembering Eric as a very kind man, very community minded and generous with his friendship. I always loved our chats whether it be about his many interests of local history, plants in the garden and he’d talk of his family and friends.
    Eric was a very active member of Do Care which is where I got to know him. He was the first to welcome me into my new role there, which I always appreciated. I found that this kind gesture, and his natural friendly self, was Eric to everyone – also loving a laugh or two along the way.
    Condolences to Eric’s family & friends; and to his special friends John & Anne Abbott.
    Kind regards,
    Heather Anderson (ex- Do Care Lifestyle Co-Ordinator)

    Heather Anderson December 1 2023 3:54 pm
  17. I have had the pleasure of knowing Eric for quite a few years, initially with my days at South West Do Care, and lately with Miller House. Eric was such a lovely welcoming gentleman. He enjoyed his time with both SWDC and Miller House, and truly appreciated his friendship with John Abbott, his Do Care volunteer visitor. Eric’s presence, humour and banter will be greatly missed

    Susan Hampshire
    Social Support Facilitator & Do Care Facilitator
    Miller House

    Susan Hampshire December 1 2023 9:16 pm
  18. Thank you SO much to everyone who attended my Uncles farewell today! He would have loved every moment.
    Such a heart warming service and just cannot thank Rev Susan enough for her love and for being there when Uncle needed her the most xOXo 💜💜💜💜💜💜

    Sue Pertama December 1 2023 10:44 pm
  19. RIP Mr Williams. Thank you for always being there for my mother, Bev Parry (dec). Your friendship meant so much to her. Blessed Be…Angie Cooper Ramaker

    Angie M Cooper Ramaker December 8 2023 9:25 am

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