Mr. Eric Teaser R. Ashton

March 5, 1921March 5, 2013

Ashton, Eric Affectionately known as “Teaser”

World War 2 Veteran – Regina Rifles passed away on March 5, 2013. The late Mr. Ashton was born at Qu’Appelle, Sask. He enlisted in the Canadian Army, Sept. 12, 1939; just 2 days after war broke out. He was 18 years old. He went overseas with the Regina Rifles and served 5 ½ years. He took part in the Normandy Landing and was wounded in action while on service in France. Following the War, he worked as a carpenter and then as an inspector with the City Building Department for 27 years. After an early retirement, he served with the Corps of Commissionaires at various locations throughout the city. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis, four brothers and one sister, Vesta Ehman. His is survived by one son Terry (Sheila) and several nephews. Funeral to be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2013

Mr. Eric Teaser R. Ashton

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Mira Kosovac

March 11, 2013

Dear Terry, On behalf of Mara and myself, I wanted to extend our sincere condolences to you. We have always cherished our memories of our early childhoods spent next door to your family. We've had a sincere affection for your father all our lives, and were very sad to hear of his passing. Please accept our sympathies. With kind regards, Mira.


March 11, 2013

Terry, you are in my thoughts and my prayers. We are all going to miss Eric so much. While no words can soften your grief, I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that your Dad lived a long, full life, and is now reunited with your Mom after all these years. All my love, Ceili

Marianne & Andre

March 10, 2013

We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you, Terry and are sorry to hear of your Dad`s passing. Although we didn`t have the honour of meeting him we are sure that he was a great Dad and person as he raised a wonderful son and that you are a reflection of him. Take care...Marianne and Andre

Jared Dengler

March 10, 2013

My condolences Terry and Sheila. I'm very sad to hear about your Dad passing away. He sounded like a great, accomplished man, one of the few left of his generation. May he rest in peace and forever in your memories.

Kevin S Williams

March 10, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Terry and his family, I fondly remember Mr. Ashton and his kindness to all of us in eastview, all the good times, and many trips to the "Red Rooster" for the weekends, he was a blessing to all, and will be long remembered. I know they will add a 53rd stone for him in his garden at LeBoldus High School, his fellow "Farmer Johns" will welcome him.

Frank Moore

March 10, 2013

Truly sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a Canadian hero.

Val Ramdass

March 9, 2013

Eric was our neighbor many years ago in Glencairn when my children were small. He used to sit on a bench beside his house and talk to the neighborhood kids & quite often send vegetables home with them from his wonderful garden. Those interesting fun talks with "Mr. Ashton" on his bench are really special memories for my 38 & 31 yr. old kids. They've never forgotten him & were very saddened to hear of his passing, as am I.

Karen Thompson

March 8, 2013

My deepest sympathy in this time of mourning.

Tim and Marsha Selinger

March 8, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.