Erik Franklin Matthew Goble

November 15, 2018 5 Condolences Print Obituary

On November 11, 2018, Erik Franklin Matthew GOBLE of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the age of 37 years surrounded by friends and family.

Erik was known for his dry sense of humour, his gift with computers, and his genuine kindness. He spent much of his childhood in Waterton Lakes National Park and that love of the outdoors continued in adulthood. He frequently enjoyed camping with his friends.

Erik is predeceased by his father, Erik Oliver Goble, and is survived by his mother, Loretta (Lori) Goble (Ron Duncombe), his sisters Karin Goble (Derek Lidstone) and Erika Goble (Ryan Gullage), his nephews Merek, Bergen, and Evret GobleLidstone, and his almost-brother and best friend, Jordan Groves (Megan Groves) and their sons, Darwin and Osian. He is also survived by Nimbus, a hyperactive but beloved border collie.

A memorial service will be held for Erik from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 46 Heritage Circle W., Lethbridge, AB. Light refreshments to be served.

In lieu of flowers, sign your organ donor card and tell your family, because like many people on the transplant list, Erik died waiting.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Sadly, in this system accidents and illnesses can happen anywhere, at any time, and death is impartial. The Bible tells us at, Ecclesiastes 9:11, “Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all.” Despite this sad reality God is near to those who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit. His holy spirit and promises found in the Bible of reuniting you with your loved one and ending death forever can help you cope with your loss. Also, jw. org. provides comfort and practical help for those who are grieving. • “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.”—1 Corinthians 15:26. • “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”—Psalm 34:18, 19.

  2. I am sincerely sorry to hear of your loss

  3. Hi,

    I don’t know if any of the family members will read this.

    We knew Erik from a computer related chatroom on IRC. We just found out that he passed away.

    He was a very kind person that always wanted to talk to everyone. We loved his sense of humor. Although we never met, he was a great friend and we all miss him.

    “and if in doubt, _always start a fire just in case_” – Erik

    And I’ll light the fire pit as a remembrance to a good friend.

    With sincere condolences,


    • Hi Robert,

      Erik was a good friend of mine, I just saw your post now.

      Thank you for sharing. I can hear him saying those words.


  4. I also played games with Erik and did not get the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. I spent a lot of time playing Starcraft with him. I’ll never forget him.

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