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Lord Eric Cristin Tilleson

May 13, 1959 - November 22, 2019

I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
in summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun
and wind upon my head.

I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.

But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door. 

--Bilbo Baggins

Burial will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 1pm. Lake View Cemetary, 1554 15th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112. Come somber or come silly, Eric would appreciate both. 

A Celebration of Life in January is being planned. Information will be updated at this link:




He lived a full, beautiful, kind, loving and always-learning life. I treasure the experiences we shared and mourn the ones undone. Eric: I will love you and miss you forever.

- Susan Picard

We call that person who has lost his mother an orphan, and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that person who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call them? Here, every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

-- Joseph Roux, French Clergyman

- LJ Devraun

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