Eric Christian Sutherland

1980 - 2015

Eric Christian Sutherland passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on February 17, 2015. He was born at Cottage Hospital on November 9, 1980 and raised in Carpinteria. He graduated from Mt. Carmel School, Bishop Diego High School and attended Santa Barbara City College. He worked as an HVAC Installer. Eric was kind, generous, concerned for others and had a great sense of humor. Growing up, he was an avid skateboarder who enjoyed many close friends along with a particular fondness for black licorice, pickles and "Red Hots" candy. He taught himself to play the guitar and appreciated and enjoyed all music, especially Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Jack Johnson and The Rolling Stones. Eric loved and respected the beach and the ocean, and he was passionate about surfing, forever searching for the perfect wave.

He is survived by his parents, Danny & Felicia Sutherland, his brother, Andrew Sutherland and dogs, Jackson & Tiffany. His family extends their sincere thanks to the many individuals who have taken the time to share personal memories of Eric.

While he is deeply missed, we know that Eric is now free to ride that perfect wave in a glorious, endless summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eric's memory may be made to Heal the Ocean.

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