Erich Dirk Mammen of Lambton Shores died peacefully at Bluewater Health on August 6, 2020, at the age of 84.
Erich is sadly missed by wife of 56 years Rinelde (Nellie) Mammen and nieces and nephews in Canada and in Germany including, Sigrid Kleeman (Hans), George Mammen (Teresa Morris), Kathy Saunders (Eric), Christina Rybiak(George), Anke Becker (Karl-Heinz) and their families.
Erich is predeceased by brothers Johan, Georg, Christian, Siegfried, Dagobert, and sisters Gerda and Gisela.
Erich was born February 18, 1936, Germany prior to moving to Canada where he settled and farmed in Lambton Shores. Erich was a gentle soul who was deeply connected to the natural world and most at home in his beloved garden. A man who worked hard all of his life and his knowledge and love of nature, gardening, and travel is the legacy he left to all who knew him.
Friends and family continue to remember Erich with thankfulness for the impact he made on their lives.
A special thank you to the hospital staff in Telemetry and Medicine A at Bluewater Health. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
A service of remembrance will take place outside at the family home on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2pm with Rev. Dr. Christine O'Reilly officiating. The family request that all who attend wear a mask and bring their own lawn chair. Please click on the RSVP button below the service details if you will be attending for required contact tracing. For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click the link here: https://thebao.ca/covid-19-update-links.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest 519-786-4964 Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com