- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Monday, February 17, 2014


ERICKSON, Kristin Lorraine
Kristin Lorraine Erickson
passed peacefully
into the presence of her
Lord and Saviour on Sunday
February 9th after a courageous
battle with cancer.
Our special redhead Kristin
was born on Feb. 24th, 1972.
She was raised in Abbotsford
by her parents Jerry & Evelyn
Templeton and became
a proud big sister to Kori &
Keri in 1973.
Family and friends meant the
world to Kristin. In her early
years she loved camping and
fishing (especially at the river!),
reading and studying,
she traveled to Japan on an
exchange program, managed
the Abby Senior boys basketball
team and eventually
got involved in drama both
at school and church. After
graduation in 1990, she received
her Bachelor of Arts
degree at SFU through UFV and 
continued her studies in counselling 
at TWU. On November 5th,
1994, she became the loving
wife to Shawn Erickson.
Eventually they expanded
their family with her most
proud accomplishments,
her children: Kyle, Miranda,
Braden and Connor. 
She was
only weeks away from 
completing her last full semester
in the Library and Information
Technology program
at UFV, when she was diagnosed
with cancer.
Kristin blogged her journey
and it wasn’t long before
family, friends and strangers
were captured by her authentic
emotions; displaying her
courage, faith, and hope, and
always leaning on God for
Kristin will be greatly missed
by her husband Shawn, her children Kyle, 
Miranda, Braden and Connor.
Parents Jerry & Evelyn Templeton, 
sisters Kori Unrau (Roger), 
Keri Jones (David), In-laws 
Carl & Wiffy Erickson,
Brother-In-Law Ryan
Erickson (Meg), Nieces &
Nephews Karli and Blake Unrau
and Alanna, Vanessa and
Curtis Jones. She will also
be missed by her Grandma
Mary Martens and many beloved
Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
and friends.
Funeral Service 2:00 pm, 
February 14, 2014 at
Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly.
In lieu of flowers, please
make a donation to the CLCC
Benevolence fund at Kristin’s request. 
(Christian Life
Community Church: 35131
Straiton Road, Abbotsford
BC, V2S 7Z1)
Thank you to the 1000+ people that joined us to Celebrate Kristin! 
Also, we would like to say an extra special Thank You to the many people that helped us with the all the important little details of the day.  We couldn't have done it without out!
We truly appreciate each and every one of you and want to thank you all for your continued love, support, and encouragement as we navigate life without Kristin.
For those of you that could not be with us, we will post pictures, the slideshow and other details here over the next few days.


  1. Beautiful.You are such an amazing family and I am so glad that I got to join in this journey.Kristin was so blessed and life won't be the same without her.Krissy Bredlow

  2. Sorry to have missed the service . Thank you for the pictures that you are going to post. We continue to share Kristen's wonderful testimony with others here in Palm Springs. That was a beautiful obituary notice. Pray for all of the family as they process their grief in the days to come with the Lord walking right beside you.Edna

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  4. I didn't know Kristen but was one of the many who followed her lovely blog. I miss her so much! I know she left a mark in the hearts of everyone she came in contact with either thru her blog or personally. She will be remembered for the beautiful legacy she left her family,that of being one with Christ. My heart goes out to her family,she's left a void but she's also left so much more. She knew that with faith and love,they will carry on after grieving to become ,once again,strong,confident and happy in God's love. Bless all of you. Donna from Ottawa

  5. So sad to hear of Kristen's passing and yet so thankful to the Lord for the victory won as she waits for her loved ones in heaven! I remember Kristen and her sisters at APA, watching them grow up into lovely young ladies. God be with her parents and with her husband and children, comforting and consoling them as they begin life's journey without this beautiful person at their side. ♥

  6. Jill (Wills) BroughtonFebruary 18, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Thank you so much for continuing to give us information about Kristin, her obituary and her funeral. I look forward to seeing the pictures and slideshow. Living in Ontario I was not able to attend her funeral but have thought of and prayed for her family many times these last few weeks. Praying God's strong and comforting arms will wrap around you all. Sincerely Jill (Wills) Broughton

  7. I have been going to church my whole life on and off.....I never really understood it...Until I started reading Kristin's blog. I never met her.....I never met Jesus....She changed me.....I get it !!! The light bulb went off.......Jesus changes people !!! She took me, a perfect stranger, along on her journey and daily shared her faith. As I started reading I realized this is what Christianity is all about......I have never known Jesus like I have in the past few months.....The day of her funeral a huge rainbow appeared over Chilliwack at about 2:10pm....It was amazing....I learned through Kristin that God speaks to us all the time....I looked at the rainbow and said "I HEAR YOU " !!!! Thank you family for sharing her with us strangers in blog land.....At a time when it would be completely natural to shut the world out, you let us in.....Forever grateful !!!!!! Shelley G.

  8. Shawn, thinking of you and the kids and praying ...


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