Erin Loretta James (nee Keating)

February 27, 2017 56 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

JAMES, Erin Loretta (nee Keating)

Surrounded by her loving family Erin James of Edmonton passed away suddenly on February 24, 2017 at the age of 34 years.

Erin was loved by every life she touched.  She was loyal, kind, compassionate and genuine. She will be lovingly and forever remembered by her husband Robb and her greatest gift, her daughter Juliet; her parents Michael and Jennifer Keating; two sisters: Sue Monson and Liane (Matt) Carter; her Grandmother Norma Keating; her father and mother in-law, Rick and Wendy James; Sister in-law Jesse (Matt) Bell; Brother in-law; David James ( Andrea Pelland ); four nieces, and one nephew; as well as numerous relatives and countless friends.

Erin was predeceased by her Grandfather Austin Keating; Grandfather Phil Beldam; and Grandmother Paula Beldam.

Erin graduated from Bellerose Composite High School's International Baccalaureate Program in 2000. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta in 2004, followed by a diploma in Public Relations from Grant MacEwan College in 2006.  Most recently, Erin was pursuing a certification in human resources through the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension.

A celebration of Erin's life will take place on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 11:00 - 2:00 at the Double Tree by Hilton,West Edmonton, 16615-109 Ave.

Erin's passion for learning will be honoured by way of a fund in her name at the St. Albert Community Foundation, focused on encouraging youth in Edmonton and St. Albert to embrace life-long learning. Should you wish to contribute to the Erin James Fund, please send a cheque care of:  St. Albert Community Foundation, P.O. Box 65068, St. Albert, AB T8N 5Y3 or donate on line at

  1. I had the pleasure of working with Erin on a few small projects, and though our contacts were brief and few she left an impression on me of her gentle kindness and professional excellence. I hold her memory dear and I offer my most heartfelt condolences to her family.

  2. In the short time I knew Erin at the Government of Alberta, I was always impressed by her determination and drive. She will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Condolences from my family to yours.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your loss Sue, Leanne and family. My heart just breaks for your family. Erin was such an amazing lady and such a kind soul, she will be truly missed.

  5. Sincere condolences. May your happy memories give you strength during this difficult time. We are thinking of you and your family and feel very fortunate to have met Erin. Many hugs from your friends in Nova Scotia.

  6. We will love you forever sweet sister.

  7. Erin was a very valued member of our team at the Alberta Public Service Commission. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. It was my pleasure to have had Erin pass through my life. And although my relationship with her was primarily as a collegue, I absolutely thought of Erin as my friend. Her commitment to our team was something I could always count on. My thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of a wonderful person.

    Erin’s impact in my life won’t be forgotten.

  9. Erin and I went to Grant Macewan together, and I will always remember her smile and love for life. I am so terribly saddened to hear of Erin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to her husband, Robb and her treasured daughter, Juliet.

  10. It was a great experience working with Erin last year. Her professionalism, her calm, composed nature and pleasant smile will always be remembered. Deepest condolences to all the family, may the good Lord give you all the strength in this difficult time, my prayers are with you.

  11. Deepest Sympathy for your loss. May happy memories bring some comfort.

    Erin was a fanastic person who will be forever missed.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  12. My sincerest condolences to you all! My heart and thoughts go out to you in this difficult time!

  13. We are very saddened to read of the untimely passing of Erin. We sent our condolences to Robb and the entire family. You are all in our thoughts at this very sad time.

  14. So sorry to hear about the passing of such a thoroughly sweet and lovely young woman. I enjoyed working with Erin and will remember her smile and her laughter. To Juliet: your mom was proud of you and told many stories of the funny and cute things you did. May God comfort you all as you grieve.

  15. Hugs to your family Robb, We are so sorry for your loss❤️

  16. Erin was such a fun, happy person. I will always remember the time our families spent together when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

  17. My heartfelt sympathies and love are with you all! Erin was so gentle and so strong and I feel so privileged to have known her. My heart is breaking for you all

  18. I taught Erin in elementary school and have fond memories of a happy, freckled little sprite. I am so sorry that you have lost such a special soul. My thoughts are with you all.

  19. Please accept our deepest condolences with the passing of Eric. We are so deeply saddened to hear of her sudden passing.
    She was a very lovely person who will truly be missed.
    With our deepest sympathy
    Nico, Mel and Eden Bosman (New Zealand)

  20. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Erin was a strong and compassionate individual who embraced life with a smile. Her positive approach to life will remain in my memories.

  21. Just know we are thinking of you and send our love xo

  22. Robb and family, we are gutted to learn this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now and hope for the best in days and weeks to come.

  23. Words can not express how truly sorry we are to hear about Erin’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time. May your memories of Erin’s beautiful smile bring you comfort in days and weeks to come
    Max and Kathy Shmyr

  24. Difficult to understand a tragedy like this. Erin was a wonderful person, who was raised so well and surrounded by such a terrific family. In my heart, I believe she’s in a better place. So sorry for your loss.

  25. To Erin’s family.
    As Angus’ sister-in-law, I have heard so much about how bravely your family has supported Erin throughout her health challenges, and through her tragic last days. I have also heard about what a courageous young woman Erin was.
    Our hearts break to know that she is gone from you. This must be so hard for you all.
    You are in our thoughts and we pray that you are surrounded by loving caring people.

  26. Mike & Jennifer & family,
    Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Erin will always be in our thoughts as that beautiful soul that we got to know on Morgan Crescent 30 years ago. Our thoughts are with you. Marv & Carol Cook

  27. I had the pleasure working with Erin at Stantec. She was right out of school, young, determined, hard working with a bright future ahead. We celebrated her engagement and wedding as a team. I cannot belive this bright light has been dimmed so early. My deepest condolences to the family and baby girl.

  28. We are so sorry to learn of this tragic event. Our hearts go out to all of you with deepest condolences.

  29. I am so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to your entire family.

  30. I am so saddened to hear of your loss Robb, Juliet and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  31. Saddened to hear of Erin’s passing. She was a wonderful person.

  32. I am so sorry Robb to have learned the passing of Erin. My thoughts & prayers are with you Juliet & the whole family.

  33. The time Erin was in my life was short, but I am so happy to have had even that short time. She was an inspiration to me to live life to the fullest. Her love for her family especially her little light Juliet was always evident. May you hold your memories close to help you through this difficult time.

  34. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. I am so saddened and shocked to hear this. I had the privilege of having Erin join our professional communications team at Stantec a decade ago – I’m sure everyone on that team (now disbanded) will be very sad to hear of this loss. My heart felt condolences to Rob, to Erin’s family, and to everyone who loved her.

  36. So sorry for your loss Robb, my deepest sympathies to you and all family.

  37. I am shocked and saddened to read of Erin’s passing!
    I have very fond memories of working with Erin and Susan in music lessons and a recording years ago, in particular her adorable ‘Disney voice’. Condolences to all!

  38. We are deeply saddened by this news. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  39. Dear Mike,Jen and Family.
    We are very saddened to hear about Erin. May your hearts be filled with many precious memories To help you through the days ahead .
    Our sincere condolences
    Lloyd and Darlene Callan

  40. I am so sad to hear this. I loved working with Erin at Stantec. We used to tease her about how nice she was, because she really was the kindest person you can imagine. She was also witty and fun and excellent at her job. She was my cube neighbour and I looked forward to see her every day.

    I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  41. Dear Mike, Jen and all of Erin’s family,
    We all send our love to the whole family and we will cherish beautiful the memories we have of your Erin.
    So sorry for your loss.

    Maja, Greg, Micah and Cedar Jacob

  42. Robb,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Erin. My prayers are with you and your family.
    What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
    You shared your love, you shared your lives,
    That is a gift that lives forever, wishing you much love, hope, and peace.

    Joy Edwards

  43. Erin and I took a community based yoga class together every Monday night for the last couple of years. I am in complete shock to learn of her passing. She was a very sweet lady, who absolutely glowed when talking about her family, especially her daughter. My thoughts are with her family in this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  44. I knew Erin while working at Stantec. Her and I made a couple of road trips together, and always knew how to laugh and have fun while we worked. She was like a little sister to me. I admired her intelligence, her positive presence and her innocence. Such a beautiful person – inside and out. What a terrible loss. I will enjoy and savour my memories. Nothing can take that away.

    My thoughts and prayers to all those people who loved Erin so dearly.

  45. Our deepest sympathies our thoughts have been with you. To all the Keating and extended family. The Lessard., Burts And Darbysons

  46. Mike, Jen and Family
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through. My condolences.

    Charlene Sand

  47. My sincere condolences to Erin’s family during this very difficult time. Erin and I attended Grant Mac Ewan together, and she was one of the sweetest people I have met. I am deeply saddened that she was taken so soon. Sending prayers!

  48. My thoughts go out to Erin’s family during this difficult time. Erin was a breath of fresh air and lovely to work with and a wonderful friend. She will be greatly missed.

  49. To Mike – Jen & the entire Keating Family,
    We wish to pass on our sincere condolences and let you know our thoughts and prayers are with them in these difficult times.

  50. We were all so sorry to learn of Erin’s passing. We have very fond memories of your family from our children attending school together in St. Albert and from our “Erins” playing soccer together!

    We can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling but please know that we are thinking about you.

    Dennis & Merrilou Malayko & Family

  51. To The Keating Family
    Our sincere condolences for your loss

  52. Robb & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our Deepest Sympathy to you, your daughter, Erin’s family and your family. Our prayers are with all of youse & we pray for strength to get through these difficult
    times. Our love to the family.

  53. Jennifer and family

    My sincere condolences to you and your family with the loss of your daughter

  54. Mike, Jennifer, Rob and all immediate and extended family,
    No words can express the terrible loss you are experiencing. Erin was a bright, energetic, positive, happy and wonderful young soul who touched everyone she met. Her determination and courage when faced with her diagnosis in the mid 2000’s was admirable plus she went on to bring a beautiful daughter with her husband. May these memories and a small piece of her bring you strength to carry on. Deepest condolences,

  55. Jen, Mike and Family,
    We are at a loss for words.
    Thinking of you and wishing you courage to face the days ahead. Cherish the wonderful memories Erin has left behind.
    Sincere Condolences,
    Lina and Ivano

  56. Without question Erin was one of the kindest, great-spirited people, that Amanda and I have ever met. Our most sincere condolences. We will forever miss hearing her laughter from our side of the fence.
    With Love,
    Mark, Amanda and Lauren

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