Peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Claire for 57 years, loved father and father-in-law of Anne and Wayne, Mary and Jeff, Kathleen and Dave, James, and Christine, adored grandfather of Michael, Georgia and Madi, Christopher, Olivia, Daniel, Charlotte and Cassie and loved great grandfather of Jake and Noah, Cooper and Ella. Messages to the Dougherty family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. The Requiem Mass for Eric will be held in Our Lady Of Victories Catholic Church, 106 Main South Road, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 1:00 PM. Interment thereafter at The Shands Road Cemetery.