Eric Gocentas



It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eric "Ewaldas" Gocentas, in his 93rd year, on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Henley Place, London. Beloved husband of Helene "Hella" (nee Kraemer) and predeceased by his first wife Erna (nee Andrukaitis) (1984). Dear father of Ruth Kubar (Jaak), Eric Gocentas (Irena) and Irene Hughes (Scott). He will be missed by his grandchildren Larissa Aradj (Laurent), Thomas Kubar (Sherri Lynn), Ryan Hughes (Lisa), Erik Kubar (Hilleree), Andrew Gocentas (Erica), Christopher Hughes (Tiana), Robert Kubar (Andrea) and Michael Hughes, and by twelve great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by Helene's sons Roland Kraemer (Shelley), and Rolf Kraemer (Terri) and her grandchildren Thomas Kraemer (Sam), Alexa Glass (Andrew), Joel Kraemer (Keegan), Katie Petitclerc (Myron), Amy Scullion (Connor) and her four great-grandchildren. Eric was born in Lithuania in 1929, and emigrated to Canada after the war in 1949. In London, he built a new life as a proud Canadian. He was a production manager at Accuride Canada Inc. for 40 years. He enjoyed his hobby farm and bee-keeping, as his passion was the outdoors. He loved entertaining and was a gracious host to both friends and relatives. Eric's family was his love and joy.

The family thanks Henley Place staff for their professionalism and ever grateful care. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Please call the funeral home between 9am-5pm (519-433-5184) to reserve your spot for the visitation. As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, a limited number of people can attend. All those attending are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. A private family funeral service will be held at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, London on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11 am. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral service live from the comfort of their homes, by joining the Zoom Meeting at and using the Meeting ID: 895 1919 1006, and Passcode: 601349. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eric may be made to the Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at