Eric S. Colby, age 38, of Abbotsford, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Marshfield Medical Center.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends were welcomed from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Mitch Klieforth, Rod Dahl, Travis Haakenson and Michael English.
Eric was born on April 13, 1981, the son of Steve and Sharee (Thomsen) Colby in Marshfield. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1999. Eric worked at Weather Shield in Medford, as a police officer in Stratford and with the family business, Colby Excavating.
Eric loved fishing, playing piano, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. He had the ability to lighten the mood and make anyone laugh. Most importantly, Eric cherished his family.
Eric is survived by his parents, Steve and Sharee of Abbotsford; two sisters, Melissa (Jim) Colby-Mankowski of Madison and Trisha (Marty) Colby-Schwantes of Dorchester; a brother, Matthew Colby (Kielia Bruse) of Abbotsford. He is further survived by his maternal grandmother, Lorraine Thomsen of Medford; paternal grandmother, Caroline Colby of Abbotsford; aunts and uncles; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; and his beloved pets: Bean, Lana, Fessie and Baby.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Elmer Thomsen; paternal grandfather, William Colby; his uncle, Mark Colby; infant brother; and his pets: Kilo and Mogli.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.