Erik Arthur Thorburn, beloved son of Andrea Barstad and Scott Thorburn and brother of Tristam, Cecilia, and Stefan Thorburn died suddenly at home in the wee hours of June 13th.

Erik was full of life and energy, always looking for adventure and finding treasures. He loved helping people, especially his homeless friends, and giving great hugs. He was a talented artist and exuberant drummer with a creative imagination that extended into his cooking. Erik’s zest for living and zany enthusiasm will be sorely missed. 

Erik is predeceased by his Grandpa and Grandma Thorburn, and outlived by his Oma and Opa, Uncle Phil, Tante Ricarda, Aunt Sherry, and cousins. 

If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please donate to your local food banks, clothing drives, and soup kitchens. You may also send donations for Stratford House of Blessing through W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 or direct through

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