À la memoire de CROTTY, Eric Paul

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Salon Funéraire Kane & Fetterly
5301, boul. Décarie
Montréal, Québec
11 mai 2018
18 h 00 - 21 h 00 /

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Eglise unie Wesley
5964 Notre Dame de Grace
Montréal, Québec
12 mai 2018
15 h 30
Eric Crotty
2000-2018 On a rainy Sunday afternoon last weekend, our beautiful son, Eric, left his home in N.D.G. to clear his head and tragically never returned.
He took his own life after suffering from social anxiety for three years. He was 17 years old.
Eric was surrounded by a family who adored him and teachers and classmates who enjoyed his good nature, humour and lovely smile. Despite this, his mental illness left him feeling lonely and isolated from his peers.
He grew up in a wonderful N.D.G. community of great family, friends and neighbours.
He attended Willingdon School, where he loved and excelled at math and geography, and shared Sheldon Cooper’s obsession with flags. During his high school years at Collège de Montréal, Eric developed a passion for running, excelled at orienteering and became an accomplished math tutor.
In Secondary 4, he developed an acute case of social anxiety that inhibited his ability to socialize. He doggedly fought his illness and accepted all forms of help and treatment available to him. With the support of his teachers and classmates, he graduated last spring and moved on to Marianopolis College to begin what he hoped would be a happier chapter in his life.
He joined the Reach for the Top trivia team and helped his team earn a spot in the Canadian championships later this month. He returned home enthused about all he had learned in his science and music classes and mused about studying chemistry in university. He was a member of the Montreal Ramblers orienteering club and played the Irish sport of hurling for the Montreal Shamrocks. He was making plans for the future and was excited to vote for the first time in this fall’s provincial election.
On most days, Eric was a happy young man with a ready smile and a lovely sense of humour.
He was making great progress tackling his social anxiety, but the unrelenting loneliness and isolation he felt became too much for him.
This wonderful, sweet young man will be desperately missed by his parents, Niall Crotty and Katherine Wilton, and his sister Sarah. He will be forever cherished by his grandmothers, Pat Wilton and Noreen Crotty, along with his aunts Naomi and Kelly Wilton, his uncle David Walker and his cousins Ryan Walker and Max Mital. He had a great relationship with his relatives from Ireland, including his father’s 10 siblings, their spouses and his many cousins from Cork to Belfast.
Eric was predeceased by his grandfathers Garth Wilton and Dr. Thomas Crotty, and his uncle Bruno Mital.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Kane & Fetterly, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Wesley United Church, 5964 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Avenue, Montréal.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eric's name can be made to the Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine. The foundation runs Espace Transition, a social reintegration program for youth with mental health problems.

Messages pour la famille de CROTTY, Eric Paul

De: Andrée Goulet-Jobin

Chers parents et ami.e.s d’Éric,

Je tiens à vous offrir toute ma sympathie. Je suis profondément bouleversée par cette tragédie.

Il n’y a pas, il n’y aura jamais de mots. De mots assez forts, assez justes. Pour nommer la douleur. Pour apaiser la peine.

Mais je peux vous offrir ceux qui me viennent en tête quand je repense à Éric. Son sourire. Son humour si fin, si intelligent. Comme son regard. Son esprit affûté, vif. Sa présence calme, entière. Ses textes au style déjà affirmé, unique, même à 13 ans.

Je veux vous dire à quel point je me sens privilégiée de lui avoir enseigné. Il est de ces élèves dont on se souvient avec bonheur.

Et c’est ce que je tâcherai de faire, malgré la douleur de son départ. Trouver les mots pour dire la joie de l’avoir côtoyé.

À ses parents, à sa soeur, à ses cousins (Ryan, comme je suis désolée...), à toute sa famille, à ses ami.e.s (tout spécialement ceux et celles du groupe concentration sport), j’offre mes plus sincères condoléances. Je pense à vous.

Repose en paix, Éric. Je t’aime beaucoup.

Mme GJ
Ton enseignante de français de deuxième secondaire
De: Marie-Josee Leblond

Niall and Catherine,
Stian and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
De: Rosemary Heck

Dear Niall,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. There are no appropriate words. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
Rosemary
De: Evelyn Knowles Jurczak

Dear Katherine and family, words cannot express my deep sympathy for all of you during this very difficult time. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. With kind regards, Evelyn Knowles Jurczak
De: Della Lemieux

Our most sincere, heartfelt sympathy. Gone too soon! RIP
De: Connie Van Den Hoogen

My heart is broken for your family. Sending thoughts and prayers of strength.
De: Mahshid and Behzad

Dear Niall and family,
we are deeply sadden by your loss. Please accept our condolences.
De: Sarella Singer

I am so very sorry to hear of the untimely passing of your sweet Eric. Sending you strength in this difficult time.
De: Anna-Lena Carlsson

My heart is heavy writing this. We are so so sorry for your loss. Nothing we can say can ease your pain. We wish to give our deepest condolences.
Anna, Harry and family
De: Ian Mackenzie

To the Crotty family and Mital family. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you the this tragic lost. He will be deeply missed and he is in our heavenly fathers arms with his uncle Bruno watching over all of you at time.
De: Mark Facer

Niall,
Very sorry to hear about your beautiful boy. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Words are not coming easily.....
Mark and Elizabeth
De: Barbara Weiss

I remember Eric with great fondness. He was a wonderful student and an involved, caring person. The world has lost a true treasure.
Please accept my deepest sympathy; may your family know no further sorrow.

Barbara Weiss
De: Dawn Lemieux

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. As a mom I can't imagine your pain. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
De: Bob McCrindle

Katherine and Niall

My most sincere condolences on your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
De: Geneviève Q. Hardy

Chère famille d’Éric, amis et amies,

Je tiens à vous dire que je pense à vous tous... cette tragédie ne peut laisser personne de glace. Courage à vous tous pour les temps à venir, votre famille saura surmonter la douleur, même si cela peut sembler insurmontable. Je garde en mémoire un Éric fantastique, si intelligent et curieux. J’ai de la chance d’avoir pu le cotoyer.
Geneviève Q. Hardy, ton enseignante de géographie en 1e secondaire
De: Brian Moore & Edith Skewes-Cox

We are so sorry for your inconceivable loss and will be at the service next Saturday.
De: Brigette Kenny

Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Brigette Kenny , Marc-Antoine and Claire Chiasson
(Mary Ellen's sister)
De: Aaron Derfel

Dear Katherine and Niall:
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were as parents to your beautiful son. I just read the obituary in the paper. I knew that Eric excelled in school, but I didn't realize the extent of all of his many accomplishments.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
De: Adrian Wilson

Dear Niall, Katherine and Sarah,
Our sincerest condolences to you all for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
Adrian, Cathy, Liam and Patrick Wilson.
De: Allison Hanes

I know there are no words that can lessen your family's heartbreak over the loss of this bright and sensitive soul. But please know you are all in our thoughts and we are hear to ease your burden in any way we can.
De: Patricia

Niall, Katherine, Sarah and family,
Our words are not adequate to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. In reading about Eric, it is clear that he was an inspiration to everyone around him.
Extending deepest sympathy to you in your loss. And hoping that comfort and peace may come to you.
May you Rest In Peace, sweet Eric.
Patricia, Marty, Julianne and Justin
De: Sylvain Larose

S'il me manque déjà, je n'ose imaginer le vide en vous, parents et amiEs...
Sincères condoléances...
De: Jean-François Gagné

Chers parents et amis de Éric,
Il y a deux semaines, j'ai croisé Éric à la course d'orienteering. Cela faisait presque deux ans que je l'avais croisé, étant absent du Collège l'an passé. Il m'a fait bon de le revoir, toujours aussi vif d'esprit et toujours aussi rapide sur ses jambes. Nous avons discuté un bon 15 minutes de la course, d'un projet que je voulais faire avec lui au Collège mais aussi de certains de mes élèves qu'Éric aidait à réussir. Je sentais qu'Éric n'avait jamais vraiment quitté ma classe de 3e secondaire, il en faisait encore partie par la présence de mes élèves et par ses présences aux courses.

Cette journée-là, Éric était à la course avec son père. Les deux semblaient si bien ensemble. Je ne peux m'imaginer la peine que vous vivez comme parents. La seule façon de me consoler est de me rappeler les nombreux souvenirs que j'ai avec Éric. J'ai retrouvé des photos d'une course que nous avions faite ensemble dans la même équipe dans les Laurentides. Cela m'apaise beaucoup, il y était si heureux, et moi aussi.

À cette course, nous y étions avec un ami d'Éric qui s'appelle Thomas. Sachez, Thomas et Éloïse que je pense très fort à vous. Vous avez été si doux et généreux avec Éric.

À tous et à toutes, je vous souhaite de vivre ce deuil dans la sérénité même si ce n'est pas facile. Je vais serrer très fort dans mes bras mes deux petits garçons en espérant qu'ils soient aussi vifs d'esprit, généreux et rapides sur leurs jambes que Éric.

Ton prof de math, ton partenaire d'orienteering , ton ami, Jean-François Gagné
De: Sophie Dummett

Hello my name is Sophie, I went to school with Eric. I especially know Sarah after being her LIT at Camp Kanawana.
I am so dearly sorry for your loss. I remember Eric being so intelligent and kindhearted towards others. Please let me know if you need anything at all. I can't imagine what you must be going through after this tragic event, all I can do is wish you love, strength, and future happiness. I know everyone in this family is very strong and has a big impact on the neighbourhood. Please know that your son/brother's passing is never going to be forgotten and he will always be in our hearts.
De: Alexandra Radu

Hello,
I wanted to offer you my most sincere condolences for your son. I knew him from school, he was involved in a club that I run along with three other people, Jack.org, that is focused on erasing the stigma around mental health. I was in shock when I learned about this and still am, especially seeing what I am fighting for, and since he was always smiling when we saw each other. Again, I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Alexandra
De: Veronica Freeman

No words can express my sense of loss over Eric's death. I remember him exactly how you describe him - a lovely, kind, intelligent, warm, funny, interested young man. He is and will long be missed.
Deepest Condolences,
Veronica Freeman
De: Mike Sisto

Dear Niall,
I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest condolences.
De: Kate Brennan

I'm so sad to hear of the passing of sweet Eric. I will always remember him as one of my daughter Finn's first friends at daycare. What a kind boy he was. I offer my deepest condolences. Kate, Finn, Kai
De: Anna Soro

Katherine and Niall, as a mother I can only imagine the grief and sorrow you must be going through, know that you are in my thoughts. My most sincere condolences for the much to early loss of your son.
De: Mohamed Taieb

Dear Niall,
In this sorrowful time, I’d like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May my condolences bring you consolation and peace during this painful time. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
De: Kevin Hughes

To Eric’s Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I played hurling with Eric over the past year and remember recently having a good chat with him one evening on the bus after a game about his visit to Ireland around Christmas time. He seemed like such a happy go lucky type lad and he was always with a smile when he turned up to training or to matches. He developed his skills very well over the past year and his loss will be felt hard throughout the Montreal Shamrocks and beyond. I hope you all find strength and peace through this tough time. Rest in peace, Eric.
De: Mark Armstrong

My sincere condolences on your loss of your dear son. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
De: Daniel Gates

Merci de recevoir mes très sincères condoléances.
De: Amin Daya

Niall my friend…My deepest condolences to u and family. I am heart broken and speechless. No words. I just pray for you and family that God give you all the strength.
Your co-worker and friend Amin!
De: Paula Crotty

To Niall, Katherine and Sarah.
Thinking of you all at this very sad time. The loss of your sweet, smart, caring, kind, loving, funny and handsome son is so unfair. We will miss him.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and hope you will in time find peace in your hearts.
Love you always.
De: Patricia Steben

Du plus profond de mon cœur et au nom de la direction du Collège de Montréal, je vous offre nos plus sincères condoléances à la suite du décès d’Eric. Dans une situation aussi tragique et triste, les mots peuvent parfois nous manquer. Mais sachez que ce fut un privilège de côtoyer votre fils lors de son passage parmi nous. Je suis reconnaissante de la confiance que vous nous avez accordée ces cinq dernières années. Je me rappellerai toujours Éric comme un élève brillant, curieux et d’une très grande gentillesse. Sa présence restera gravée dans nos mémoires.

Courage à vous, en ces moments très difficiles. Que mes pensées vous accompagnent.
Patricia Steben
De: Helen Pallett-Wiesel

Dear Katherine, Niall and Sarah

I will always remember Eric from our seven years at Willingdon together. He was in my class many times and was always exceptionally kind and intelligent even at a young age. I participated in the geography challenge with him during those years and was extremely impressed by his many achievements and awards. The entire NDG community has been devastated to learn that we have lost Eric. We have lost an incredible member of the community and will never forget the impact he had on us. Eric has left a mark on all the 2012 graduates of Willingdon and the many people he encountered over the years. Words can not express how tragic Eric’s passing is and I can only imagine what you are going through. I am beyond sorry for your loss and I offer you my deepest sympathies, love and support during this time. Know that many of us deeply care about you and are thinking of you.
De: Mme. Comtois

Toutes mes condoléances à la famille. Éric était un jeune homme charmant avec un sourire accrocheur et une bonne humeur contagieuse. Je me rappel nos petites conversations matinale lorsqu'il m'annoncait la venu d'un gros projet ou d'un examen et la fois où il a participer a une pièce de théatre. Que de beaux souvenirs
De: Isabelle Richard

Dear Kelly and Katherine, I didn't the pleasure of knowing Eric but as I did the layout for the hurling story in Montreal Families, he seemed like an admirable young man full of life and love. Hearing about this tragedy is such a shock. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a child is indescriptible. My deepest thoughts and love are with you and your family. x x x
De: Racon

De : Marie-Odile Racon
Chers parents,
Il y a des évènements qui arrivent et qui changent le cours de la vie. Je me souviens d'Éric comme étant un garçonprêt à affronter les nombreux défis qu'on lui proposaient, je l'ai vu évoluer et gravir echelon après echelon sans se décourager et atteindre le but. Mes sincères condoléances. Que le SEIGNEUR vous fortifie, comble le vide et VOUS donne la paix.
Mme Racon
Enseignante d'éducation physique et coach d'athlétisme.
De: KC Coombs

I wish you all of the support, kindness and love possible during this unimaginable time. Eric had come back to my mind recently after reading the article in Montreal Families. What a beautiful young man. Peace to him and to you all.
De: Anne Crotty

Eric , your time with us was too short . Your family in Ireland - grandma, aunts , uncles and all your cousins are devastated at loosing you. Your last visit to Ireland in January ‘18 was such a happy time , especially when we were telling the stories about your father and uncles as children . You laughed so much with us , adding the quick and funny comment too. We will remember Your kindness , gentleness , thoughtfulness and ready smile that made our get- togethers special.
We will miss you so much and will always think of you . To Niall , Katherine and Sarah , we send our sincerest sympathies and total support for you at this awful time and for the days and years ahead
May you Rest In Peace dear Eric .
De: Marian Scott

Dear Katherine, Niall and Sarah,
It's impossible to conceive of the depth of your pain at losing your wonderful and adored son. It's clear this fine young man embodied all the sterling qualities you have always upheld. They say that bad things happen to good people, but it's hard to accept that such a terrible, unfathomable thing can happen to the very best people. While there's nothing your friends and longtime colleagues can say or do to ease your pain, we share it, are suffering with you and want to support you in every way we can.
With deep affection,
Marian Scott
De: Marc Coulombe

Dear Niall,
I am devastated to hear of your loss. I cannot fathom what your family is going through in this very difficult time. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
Rosemary
De: Bruno Gobeil

Dear Niall and family:
As we think of our three sons, we cannot even imagine the heartache and sorrow of your Eric's passing.
May you keep him forever in your heart and we hope that the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to ease you through the days ahead.
Our most sincere condolences.
Bruno Gobeil & Elizabeth Anderson
De: Philippe Grant

Dear Niall, Katherine, family and friends,
Let the memories of your beautiful, beloved son, lift your hearts forever. Please receive our deepest condolences and know you are in our prayers.
To anyone reading this, feeling like you can't bear being in this world anymore, know that the pain you're feeling will pass, with time. Seek help. Be patient. Know you are loved and important. The world is a better place with you in it.
Philippe and Linda Grant family.
De: Michael Wiesel

Niall and Catherine:
I remember little Eric from the good old Willingdon days. I can't think of many times in my life where I have been saddened like I was. The whole community has suffered. I am sorry for your loss.
De: Amir Hashemi

Hi Niall & family
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. My most sincere condolences.
De: Hanne Landbo

Dear Niall and Katherine
We are so saddened by this news. It was an honour to have met Eric and we appreciate the time he spent tutoring our son. Although they only met a handful of times, Eric had great academic influence on Markus’ work and he really enjoyed his company. He was a great role model. Our hearts goe out to your family.
De: Maja Krleza-Lesko

Dear Niall,
There are no words to express the sadness we feel for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Maja and Marijan
De: Jocelyn Boyle

Wishing you peace of grief in comfort and courage to face the future. You have weighed on my heart since I heard of Eric’s death. There are no words strong enough to convey my sympathies, may you be comforted by the love of our community, we are all holding space for your grief.
De: Thomas crotty

I remember those times when we went go karting together, played Xbox together and to think that's the last time that it will be the last time ever,
Nial, Katherine and Sarah and I'm so sorry for Eric and I hope that you guys can find peace with he whole situation
De: Jen Crotty

Eric, you own such an irreplaceable place in the Crotty family and I am heartbroken that I won’t get a chance to tell you that to your face. I loved spending time with you in February as we collectively laughed at my mom’s incompetence with the TV, Netflix, her phone... well, technology in general! The way your face lit up when talking about Formula 1 made even me, someone who identifies cars by their colour, passionate to learn about it! You brightened any room with your smile and laugh and I hate knowing that you couldn’t see that. My heart bleeds for you Eric and I hope you know that you will be missed forever. We all love you Eric and will love you always. Jen Xoxo
De: Rachel & Karl

To our friend and cousin Erin. Forever will you remain in our hearts and memories. You always made us a laugh and we always enjoyed your visits to Ireland. We will always cherish the time we spent together. You will always be loved and missed on this side of the pond.
De: The Guerin Family

Sarah,Katherine &Niakk. We wish to convey our very sincere condolences on the very tragic and sudden departure of Eric.
Can't imagine the pain and suffering you are going through . With deepest sympathy . Sally,Katie,Stephen ,Liz & Andrew Guerin
De: Emma Crotty

Eric only brought happiness whenever he visited. In February we spoke about what he wanted to do in college and I remember thinking that he seemed capable of doing whatever he wanted. He was so bright and witty and we always had fun. I am deeply saddened at the loss of my beautiful cousin. I can only hope that Grandad is looking after him now. To Niall, Katherine and Sarah I am thinking of you all every day and sending you all my love x
De: Angela Crotty

Dear Niall,
On behalf of your Crotty cousins in Kilkenny, I would like to extend our
deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time. Eric was blessed to have had your loving support around him and we are so sorry to hear that this awful illness took over his life. May he rest in peace.