25 years ago or so Erik would bring his ebullient charisma on any run, bike, swim, ski or paddle anyone else suggested. At Balmoral this evolved into the Balmoral Tri club, but always looking forward, any traing, or race became Thredbo Trainig. This was named for the Threadbo Endurance Race and became a catchcry when other might have cursed a less than optimal performance. Think I'll head out for some Threadbo training ....
Twice I think, Erik rode to my house before dawn to drop off an old take away container full of unbelievably good home grown cherry tomatoes. He would be high from 'stealing the day' from the rest of us who were still sleeping. He picked me up from the airport once and took me to God knows where to walk down a cliff face in the freakin' dark with no torches to see the sun rise on some stupid beach way too early for most normal people-and way too cheerful for no sleep and a twisted ankle. I'd never known anyone who composted (apart from my Granddad) but think of him sometimes now when I feed my worm farm. It was around twenty years ago but I remember him. And will teach my kids what he stood for. And that you can steal a day if you're early enough. Hey Erik. Thinking of you. x
Erik was an exchange student in our home. The first home he lived in when he came to Norway. I remember his smile, laughter and the first times he went skiing ever. This happend at our cabin in Sjusjøen. This weekend is it the wourld cup opening for cross country in Sjusjøen, and my thoughts goes to Erik. I'm happy that I got to see him the last time he went to Norway, but also at the winter olympics in 1994. Erik was such a fun echange student brother but also a man who was easy to like. My thoughts goes to his family.
Your legacy will live on and your spirit will inspire...rest now good man.
I knew Erik from my uni days - i loved his smile, it was the best! I had been living overseas for over 10 years and we had not been in contact - so imagine my surprise to run into that same wonderful smile last year on George Street - it was great! and again, a few months later, he whizzed past me on his bike and yelled out "Chrissie you still haven't called me!" I laughed and made a note to myself to call him - but to my incredible regret I got distracted and I didn't call him, although I did think about him. I just found out today that he had been ill, and that he is gone and I am so so sorry - sorry that I didn't see that wonderful smile again, that I didn't re-connect with him and meet his family, and I am so so sorry for his family and their loss of a unique and lovely person. I will always remember that smile! xxx to u Erik
It was a great pleasure to know Erik and an honour to have taught him yoga. As with every student they also teach us teachers something too. Erik was the kind of person that lightened up everybody's mood simply by his prescence. I loved when we bounced into class often with a joke - usually a gentle dig at somebody, but always in fun and with a great friendly smile and open heart. His determination was also contagious and effected all of us in the classes, making us go just a little bit further.... He was a beautiful, kind and remarkable man. It is strange and random the way life falls sometimes. I hope that his family and close friends are comforted by their memories and the love that they shared always.
I first met Erik through his brother Rob a close and dear friend, and enjoyed our stimulating 'out there' discussions based around sustainability. "Skippy burger" cafe venture in late 1990s at Manly was just one example of pushing back the boundaries. His legacy is immense for socially responsible/ethical investment and improved corporate governance. The world needs people like Erik to take some risks and not allow just being satisfied with a cosy in the comfort zone western lifestyle that is not sustainable. My condolences and best wishes to his family (including wife, children, brother, sister, mother and father) and close friends. Vale Erik the Viking.
I first met Erik through his brother Rob a close and dear friend, and enjoyed our stimulating 'out there' discussions based around sustainability. "Skippy burger" cafe venture in late 1990s at Manly was just one example of pushing back the boundaries. His legacy is immense for socially responsible/ethical investment and improved corporate governance. The world needs people like Erik to take some risks and not allow just being satisfied with a cosy in the comfort zone western lifestyle that is not sustainable. My condolences and best wishes to his family (including wife, two children, brother, sister, mother and father) and close friends. Vale Erik "the Viking".
Erik, you were one of the original 'infrastructure boys' at Legal & General. Boy did we have some fun with George and the gang! You were always smiling, always hopeful, always 'can do'. Then, later on, I greatly admired the work you did at Regnan - you valued values and worked so that others might do the same. I send my deep condolences to all your family, and to you especially Mon. Warmest wishes, Bruce
Where do you start, I will miss him calling me pretending one day to be the Irish prime minister, I asked him who the Irish PM was, he said it was Jimmy Ahern, I knew it was EK, the following week he called and pretended to be Gerry Adams, what a guy, I first met him in 1991, and what a true friend he was, Ill miss our chats about good uncle ted,the world seems smaller today, not as bright as it was on Monday morning, Erik I will miss you my friend, sleep well no more pain, Love to you Viking, Paul
Erik, A friend for over 33 years. A committed family man with an incredible strength of moral character that permeated his personal and professional life. Zany and always ready for a laugh. It was a true privilege to be his friend. We are all poorer for his passing.
I will always remember Erik's raucous laugh and sense of humour. Playful, and always up for a prank, I shared many memorable laughs with Ez. Erik had a big heart and was a great bloke to spend even the smallest amount of time with. A huge loss for us all, and especially his family who my heart goes out to.