In Memorium: Eric Charman

Mar 16, 2020

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Marianne Brimmell
Communications Specialist

BCREA is saddened to hear of the passing of BCREA Past President and honourary member Eric Charman. Eric, who is described as a "local legend" and pioneer of real estate in Victoria, BC, also served as President of both the Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Eric worked in real estate for 38 years and was deeply passionate about serving the profession. He was also a well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts in Victoria, organizing hundreds of charity events and raising millions of dollars for local organizations.   

"Eric was fiercely proud to be a REALTOR® and had a passion for serving the interests of organized real estate," said Jim McCaughan, who served with Eric on the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. "His gregarious personality enabled him to captivate attention in all situations and wherever he travelled.

"He earned respect and created a network of influential people which he deftly used to advance initiatives that resulted in many positive results for our profession," continued Jim. "While he was skilled in working in a room filled with politicians and world leaders, he was equally able to use his personality to relate to children. I observed this when my family attended one of his charity events in Victoria.

"Eric was a great ambassador for organized real estate."

You can read more about Eric and his remarkable life of giving in this tribute in the Times Colonist, Victoria's local newspaper.

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