Eric Hallman

Eric Hallman

How do you ever say goodbye to a special friend that you’ve known since kindergarten? Eric Hallman has peacefully headed out for one last Corvette tour guided with support, compassion and much love from Sherry and their three daughters Ericka, Alanda and Sada who he loved dearly.

Eric was an honest and generous man who had a kind word for everyone. He asked for very little. Born in Hanover on April 10, 1954 to Harris and Dorothea (nee Boadway) Hallman. Some of his happiest moments were spent at Hallman Motors and Eric will be remembered by his colleagues and many customers always treating them like family.

Survived by devoted wife Sherry (nee Allen) Hallman of Hanover.  Dear father of Ericka (Kevin) McKinnon of Milton, Alanda (Corey) Lantz of Hanover and Sada (Sean) Bryant of Neustadt. Cherished papa of Emily McKinnon, Madeline McKinnon, Colton McKinnon, Kaylee Lantz, Ashlynn Lantz, Kye Bryant and Callan Bryant. Brother-in-law Doug (Wendy) Allen and sister-in-law Judy (Herb) Murphy. Uncle Eric to Stephanie (Jack MacDonnell) Hocking, Michelle (Ken) Feddema and Jason (Alyce) Allen. Eric will be sadly missed by his mother Dorothea (Boadway) Hallman of Hanover. Predeceased by his father Harris, brother Larry and grandson Cody Bryant.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 4-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Hanover Missionary Church at 11:00 am.  Pastor Lyndsay McGregor officiating.  Interment in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, ON.  For those unable to attend the funeral service, it will be recorded, and available for viewing afterwards on the funeral home obituary page.

Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank, Hanover & District Hospital Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

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Public Condolences

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Eric, your husband, Dad and Grandpa. Very sad indeed. Although as second cousins we barely had any time together, his Dad was my Grandpas brother, whose funeral I attended. I have some fond memories of spending some time at their cottage somewhere near Hanover ♥️♥️

- David
April 29, 2023

Condolences to all the family. He will be missed.

- Tim and Nancy Winkler
March 15, 2023

Words are inadequate + suffice it to say as you know us”Words are not necessary!”
Jackie+ Rick💕

- Jackie Gilbank
March 14, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed chatting with Eric, he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Gary and Donna Lang
March 11, 2023

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. He was always funny, a excellent ball teammate for many years, and willing to help others in the community. He will be sorrily missed, by so many in the community!
All the best, to your entire family!

- Jeff & Roseanne Renaud
March 11, 2023

Dear Sherry ... it was with great sadness that we learned about Eric's passing on returning home. He will be missed by so many who, like us, felt that we had always known him. Our sincere condolences. Brian and Marilyn

- Brian and Marilyn Ross
March 11, 2023

Corey, Alanda and the Hallman family, So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Our sincere sympathy is with you all.
Steve and Dianne Leith

- Dianne and Steve Leith
March 10, 2023

Our deepest condolences for you at this time. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage at this time of sorrow.

- Leon and Heidi Bender
March 9, 2023

Dear Sherry and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing away of your dear husband and partner Eric. I was a classmate of you and Eric at John Diefenbaker Secondary School.
RIP Eric

John de Jong, Ottawa

- John de Jong
March 6, 2023

To the Hallman Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. It is impossible for me to over-state the respect that I have for Eric.
I learned of Eric's passing while in Chesley this past weekend. When I was 16-17 years old in the 70s, I worked at Hallman's as the car wash and gas attendant and any other odd job. Although very busy, Eric never complained when I asked him for help or if he sensed my nervousness with a particular task he had assigned to me. Such was the caring, respectful, and team-based culture he, and his father before that, cultivated. I still remember the competent team he led, Stan, Ken, Barney, and particularly Don (service technician) who taught me many life lessons, which undoubtedly shaped my values and helped me in my own careers in the military and then the House of Commons Administration.
A former US President said “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Rest in peace, Eric. You have much honour.

- Capt(N)(Ret'd) Frank Vandervoort, pcsc, MBA, CPA
March 6, 2023

Dear Sherry and Family. Sincere condolences.

- T. Murray Gross
March 6, 2023

So so sorry Sherry girls and families at this very sad time. We have such great memories.Cherish your memories to get through this difficult time.

- Glen and Brenda Reay
March 5, 2023

Dear Sherry & family, We are so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Our deepest condolences.

- Kevin & Lori Burke
March 5, 2023

Please accept my deepest sympathies over the death of your husband and know that you're in my thoughts during this difficult time. There are no words that can express my deepest regrets over the loss of your husband. I pray his memory will bring you peace and comfort over the coming months.

- Diane Hoffarth
March 5, 2023

Sherry, Ericka, Alanda, Sada:
Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
May your cherished memories bring you some comfort.

- Jennifer Brownlee
March 5, 2023

Mr. Eric Hallman was a gentle soul. He was a great businessman and a polite gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all that knew of him.

- Chris Elsegood
March 5, 2023

Dear Sherry and Family
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this sad time. Cherish your memories.
Doug and Gladys Ewart

- Doug and Gladys Ewart
March 4, 2023

With our sincere condolences to Sherry and the entire Hallman family on your sudden loss. Eric will be missed by so many. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Brian & Karen MacTavish

- Brian & Karen MacTavish
March 4, 2023

I am so shocked and dismayed to hear of your heart-breaking loss, but am so grateful that I had the opportunity and good fortune to begin my teaching career with the support and kindness of this man and his beautiful (inside and out) family. My heart aches for you and you are ever-present in my thoughts as you embark on your path of grieving towards some measure of peace. You will, no doubt, find each other the best source of on-going love and support as you remember the wonderful son, husband, father, and grandfather that was Eric.

- Amanda Brighton
March 4, 2023

Dear Sherry and girls, please accept my sincere condolences. Your entire family has always been the epitome of kindness towards all so I know that you will receive the support you needed to help cope with this devastating loss. Thinking of you. Joanna

- Joanna Oosthoek ( formerly Hayes)
March 4, 2023

Love is the lasting gift you and Eric gave each other Sherry. And it is the hearts memory to cherish always.
We are so saddened to hear of Eric's sudden passing.
We send along to you and your family our heartfelt sympathy.
Fred & Brenda(Allen) Patterson

- Brenda & Fred (Allen) Patterson
March 4, 2023

Sending deepest sympathy to you Sherry, your family and mother in law.
May all of you find strength in knowing so many people care and share in your loss.
Thinking of you
Betty Cunningham

- Betty Cunningham
March 4, 2023

We were so saddened to hear about Eric's passing. I have such happy childhood memories of playing at the trailer with the girls. Eric always greeted you with a jovial smile. I never remember a time when he was cross. My wife remembers his welcoming nature and hospitality. When you were with him you felt like family. We love you guys.

- Jason Allen
March 4, 2023

I am so sorry Sherry to about Eric's passing.
Will be praying for you and your family.
God bless you and your family

- Lynne Crossman
March 4, 2023

Our sincere condolences. Very saddened to hear about Eric's passing. It was always a pleasure to talk & deal with Eric. He was an exceptional individual, very proud of his family. He will be missed.

- Tom & Karen Sweiger
March 4, 2023

Aunt Dot, Sherry and Family:
I am so sorry for your loss of Eric. I'm praying for you all to find strength and be comforted in this sad time.

- Carolyn Shea (Hallman)
March 3, 2023

Thinking of you Sherry at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your many memories be of comfort to you in the days ahead. .

- Delores Leith
March 3, 2023

Ericka and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was well loved by all of his girls…
Your Dad was a great man, remember meeting him at weddings, at Laurier etc.
Hugs to you all, take care.
Love Daler and Brian

- Dale Wilson
March 3, 2023

Dave and I send sincere sympathy to you Sherry and your family. We were shocked to hear of Eric's passing. He has been taken from you far too soon. Hopefully all the great memories and the love and support from family and friends will help you journey through this very difficult and sad time.
Sending hugs your way.
Lorna & Dave xo

- Lorna Eadie Hocking
March 3, 2023

Sherry, Family and Mrs. Hallman
Betty Anne & I extend to you our sincerest condolences in your loss of Eric.
We were shocked and saddened when we heard. I'm remembering the so many times that Eric & I talked about business and families. He always had time for everyone and did it always with a smile. We will forever remember him in our minds and hearts.
Richard & Betty Anne Durrer

- Richard & Betty Anne Durrer
March 3, 2023

Sharing our condolences with the family, so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting Eric at baseball games throughout the summer.

- Brent, Cheryl Leifso and family
March 3, 2023

Sending our deepest condolences to Sherry, girls and family. Eric will definitely be missed.

- Will Schwippl & Laura Ewart-Schwippl
March 3, 2023

To the Hallman family my condolences you RIP Eric

- Charlie Seim
March 3, 2023

Dear Sherry, My deepest condolences to you and the girls on Eric's passing.
It was a pleasure to know him. He always had time for a chat whether in the dealership or by phone. May he live on in your hearts.

- Nancy Baillie
March 3, 2023

Dear Sherry and family.
It is so hard to find the words to let you know how sad I am feeling for you. May all the wonderful memories of Eric get you through this difficult time. Eric was my go to car guy and I will miss him at Hallam's. Rest in Peace Eric.
Audrey Morrow

- Audrey Morrow
March 3, 2023

I'm so deeply sorry for your unexpected and tragic loss. To auntie Dot and Sherry and your girls and all the family my heart goes out to you during this most difficult time. Eric and I connected infrequently but he was always one of those people who when we did have the opportunity to reconnect our conversations were instantly warm and welcoming... he was one of those unique, comfortable individuals where the ease of reconnecting made it seem almost as if no time had passed since our last visit.
He was a special cousin and a truly wonderful man.
We can't believe Eric is gone.
Please be assured you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Terry and Patricia Ratcliff

- Terry and Patricia Ratcliff
March 3, 2023

Dear Sherry, Ericka, Alanna, Sada and families.
Our hearts go out to you. Eric was a very special person, always had a kind word and a quiet demeanour about him. Hugs and prayers. 🙏

- Al & Marg Martin and families.
March 3, 2023

I send my deepest sympathies and condolences at this sad time to the entire Hallman Family , I am deeply sorry for your and our loss .

- John Welechenko
March 3, 2023

Deepest sympathies to you Sherry and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Brian & Debbie Lester and family

- Brian & Debbie Lester
March 3, 2023

My condolences to the Hallman family. I enjoyed knowing Eric through the dealership for many years. He will be missed.

- Tim Wilken
March 3, 2023

Sherry & family .
Our deepest condolences
We will treasure our last visit with Eric
He will be sorely missed

Dan & Tracy

- Dan Subject
March 3, 2023

To Sherri , Dorothy and family, my deepest condolences about Eric's passing. He was a great man.Always had a smile and a kind word when ever we spoke. We enjoyed our time whenever we met and always had good conversations about the car industry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Joe Panetta
March 3, 2023

My thoughts go out to the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss.
I only had the pleasure of working with Eric for a short period of time, I remember the day we met, so friendly and warm. It was evident that he cared deeply about the business and most importantly the people.

- Kara Klemp
March 3, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Eric will be missed. Heaven has another angel.

- Pamela Matheson
March 3, 2023

Sincere condolences to Sherry and the entire Hallman family.

- Denise and Wally Buhrow
March 3, 2023

Our deepest sympathy Sherry @ family. May God be with you @ comfort you in the days ahead.

- Bob @ Dolores Bohnert
March 3, 2023

My deepest condolences. Glad for the opportunity of a great chat with Eric at last year's Hippiefest - then dinner at Chow's and, finally, fireworks from the fairgrounds viewed from the roof of Hallman Motors. Great memories of a fine man.

- Jay Bamforth
March 3, 2023

Sherry, your family & Mrs Hallman
Our most sincere condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Eric.
Betty Anne and I were shocked & saddened to hear of Eric's sudden passing. We remember as a customer and a friend the many hours over the years we spent together discussing business and families together . Eric always with a smile, had time for everyone and making us really feel special. We will always with fondness, remember him in our hearts. Our prayer go out to you.
Richard & Betty Anne Durrer

- Richard & Betty Anne Durrer
March 3, 2023

We were shocked to read of the passing of Eric. We have known him & dealt with him for many years. Our sincere condolences to Sherry & family.

- Ron & Dahl Clarridge
March 3, 2023

So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Sending love and hugs to Sherry and family as well as Auntie Dot. You will all be in our prayers.
We are hoping to get down on Saturday if the weather permits.

- Skyler & Nancy Boadway
March 3, 2023

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