We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
In loving memory of chef Erik Robert Ian Kinghan, born November 1st 1963 and passed away peacefully
August 2nd, 2022.
Dear son of Leota and Victor (predeceased) Kinghan.
Beloved fiancée and partner of Andrea Bath.
Proud father of Cameron and Kassandra Kinghan.
Younger brother of Mark (Beth Hyatt).
Loved uncle of Nathaniel and Patrick.
Erik always loved Northern Ontario. He and Andrea moved to Manitoulin Island and made a home together in Little Current. He was a gold and red seal master chef who took extreme pride in his profession, which began as a line cook at the age of 15. He worked in many restaurants in the Niagara Region, in logging camps in Northern Ontario and on freight ships before landing the position of executive chef at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre in Little Current.
Erik was a very active member of the St. Catharines and District Shriners Club, especially participating in parades as “Kookie” the clown and in the clubs many culinary events.
Erik loved John Wayne, Elvis and Nascar, although Andrea did get him to pursue an interest in formula one racing.
Throughout his life Erik has had significant health issues but he faced every challenge with a tenacious spirit and stubborn will with Andrea always caring and being by his side.
She was the love of his life and he hers.
Many many thanks to the excellent nursing staff for their care of Erik as they go to know him as he was admitted several times to the Little Current Hospital. We also thank the ICU nurse s who were with him during his final hours at HSN. Thanks also to Debbie MacDonald, Erick’s primary psw, who looked after him for the past 3 years. A huge thanks to Dr. Kathleen MacKeracher who was Erik’s family physician. She was a wonderful advocate for Erik’s care.
Even as we grieve for the loss of Erik, we take comfort that he isn’t suffering and is now at peace.
As per Erik’s wishes cremation has taken pace and there will be no public funeral or service. At a later date there will be a private family service and internment of his ashes in the family plot at St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Port Dalhousie.
In lieu of flowers Erik’s family request that donations be made in his memory to the Canadian Kidney Foundation https://www.kidney.org/donation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca