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Dr. R. Eric Deglan

July 24, 1927 - January 3, 2010


On Sunday January 3rd, 2010, Dr. R. Eric Deglan D.C. of Osoyoos passed away suddenly at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a short illness at the age of 82 years.
Eric will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Erika (nee Noll) of 59 years; son Dieter (Ellen); brother Alfred (Elinor); sisters Wilma, Erna (Bob) and Irene (Doug); granddaughters Tara, Sondi and Jenna; relatives Oskar (Herta), Jeannette Noll as well as many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by parents Wanda & Bill Deglan and brothers Moody and Edwin.
Eric was born in Lithuania and emigrated to Canada at age four, spending his early years in Langley where he was involved in the family sawmill business.
In 1963, Eric received his doctorate at the Canadian Chiropractic College in Toronto after which he practiced in Welland until 1978 when he returned to Langley until his retirement to Osoyoos.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends whom he was able to help with his wealth of knowledge in the healthcare field. Eric was an active member of the Gyro Club and was able to spend many winters in Arizona with their friends.
Donations are gratefully accepted to the South Okanagan General Hospital, R.R.#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0 or to Mariposa Garden’s, 8816 – Hwy 97 S, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V5.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Gayle Azyan
Relation: my father

Hi, my father is Joe Azyan and he grew up with Eric and has remained friends with both Eric and Erica. I took my father, who is 85, to visit his brother, Ted Azyan in spring 2009. My father insisted we make time to visit the Deglans and we had a wonderful time. I rarely get to see my father laugh with such abandon at his childhood memories but they all laughed until they cried and it was wonderful for me to see. My Dad also saw Eric at Myrt Azyan’s service and again commented how nice a visit they had. He will miss him very much and I know regrets not being able to see him more often. I also enjoyed the company and generous hospitality of Eric and Erica. We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you.

From: Carole Bissonnette
Relation: Gyro Club

Eric was a very interesting and educated man. He will be sadly missed.

From: Pierre & Heddy Smeets
Relation: Gyro club of Osoyoos

Rest in peace Eric. Our condolence are With Erica and Family.

From: Doreen Janko
Relation: Old Osoyos Neighbors

Alf & Elinor: saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. I will always have good memories of the Deglan’s Hospitality … and of course, that
riotous trip to Las Vegas, with Bo’ and Betty, you two, and Stan and I. We were a “distinctive tribe” . I lost Stan on December 3/09. We’re all walking a ‘different path’ these days, but it’s good to know there are friends help us find the way. Doreen Janko.

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South Okanagan General Hospital
R.R.#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue
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8816 – Hwy 97 S.
Osoyoos, BC
V0H 1V5


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