December 14, 1917 to January 7, 2010
Erik Brorup was born December 14, 1917 in Copenhagen Denmark, first child to Carl Brorup and Nina Brorup (nee Christiansen).
He is predeceased by his son Michael (1954), brother Knud (2006), and his sister Gyda Valeur (2009).
He is survived by his loving wife Grethe (nee Nielsen), daughters Marianne (Alan), Birgitte (Ron), Susanne (Harry) and Nina (Thomas), sister-in-law Gunvor (children Eva, Anja, Viggo) and nephew Lasse (Jette).
He served as an officer in Europe and later in the Canadian army and went on to become a bush pilot, flying instructor, school teacher and park ranger.
An avid outdoorsman, Erik was a cyclist, hiker and skier.
He and his wife Grethe moved to Terrace in 1969.
He passed away at Terraceview Lodge.
Erik Brorup leaves behind a large, devoted and loving family including his grand children Nina (Jeff), Michael (Maureen), Jennifer (Kirk), Mary (Trevor), Matthew (Joanne), Joelle (Dave), Conor, Scott, Sarah, Emma, Benjamin, Simon, Nikolas, Erika, Alex and great-grandchildren Sarah, Brittany, Madisen, Markus, Daniel, Elijah, Violet, Araya, Hyla, Bailey, Gracie, Simon and Abigail.
“Lord, my heart is not proud:
Nor are my eyes haughty.
I do not busy myself with great matters,
with things too sublime for me.
Rather I have stilled my soul,
hushed it like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
so is my soul within me.
Israel, hope in the Lord, now and forever.”
REST IN PEACE
Funeral was held at Sacred Heart Church, Terrace, January 11, 2010.