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Eric William Robert Kutschera

March 8, 1960 - June 16, 2023


Passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2023 in Penticton, BC, at the age of 63 years. Eric is survived by his loving wife Lucy of 31 years. Daughters; Zoe and Kaylee. A celebration of life will be held on June 27th 2023 at 2 pm, at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center, 273 Power Street, Penticton, BC. Condolences may be made to the family through The family welcomes donations to your favourite charity as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers. “Eric’s annual biking event to support SickKids is open to donations at


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gwen Rikkinen
Relation: Work colleague and friend.

My deepest sympathies to Eric’s family.
Eric was a great work colleague and a wonderful friend. We shared many laughs at the gym and constantly razzed each other about our favourite hockey teams.
He will certainly be missed and it was a privilege to know him.

From: Liz Cancela
Relation: Family friend of Lucy’s

Words can’t express how sad this news was.
My heart & prayers are with you during this painful time. All my best to you.

From: Bud Coyston
Relation: Good Friend

Lucy, Zoe, and Kaylee. My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too. I am so sorry for your loss. Some of my most memorable times are with Eric. May the spirit of his soul rest in eternal peace. All my love, Bud

From: Joan Bloss
Relation: friend

Deepest sympathy to all the family on the loss of their husband and father. Such a tragic loss to everyone, Eric was such a helpful and caring man.

From: Rhonda Gordon
Relation: friend of the family

Lucy and girls…I am so sorry to learn of Eric’s passing. Life is so unfair at times, and it’s difficult to process these sad events. Eric certainly has left this earth too soon! He was such a lovely soul. May you hold on to special moments shared with him, and may you hear his voice as you move through each day. He lives with each of you …. in your hearts.

From: Peggy Prier
Relation: For 33 years he was our dearest friend..

Condolences to Lucy, Kaylee, Zoe and all of Eric’s family. Eric you were the best and our love for you will never fade. We have our memories and thank God for those as we will treasure them for always. Ride with the Angels Eric and RIP.

Peggy, Kevin and Nicola Prier.

From: Heidi Kutschera
Relation: I'm his sister.

Eric was a wonderful person and brother who was deeply loved, and will be deeply missed. Until we meet again, thank you Eric for always being there when I needed help, support, or advice. With love from you one year – one month – one day sister, Heidi. xox

From: Sandy Tremblay
Relation: Friend

Dear Lucy and family,
I am writing this with great sadness hearing about Eric. I will always remember the conversations, his positive look on life he shared and his humor. Mostly his friendly smile.
My condolences to you all.
Sandy Tremblay

From: Fred Harbinson
Relation: Friend

On behalf of the Penticton Vees I want to extend our sincere sympathies to Eric’s family.
Eric dedicated his time to our program for so many years and I always enjoyed talking hockey with him; he will be greatly missed.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 27, 2023
Beginning at 2:00pm

Penticton Trade And Convention Centre
273 Power Street
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 7K9

273 Power Street
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 7K9

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