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ERIC KRAUSE LIFE SUMMARY
Eric Richard Krause (January 26, 1943), of Sydney, NS
Son of Heinrich Wilhelm (Bill) Krause (March 15, 1921-January 15, 1980) and Anna (Annie) Krause (née Mathies, February 25, 1923-June 2, 1998), born Hopewell Hospital, Leamington, ON (January 26, 1943), Eric was a resident of Point Pelee National Park until 1968, when his wife (Lynda Jean Richards née Rimmer, b. June 18, 1946) and he (m. December 3, 1966) moved to Ottawa (1968-1972), and then to Sydney (1972-present).
Siblings: William Alexander (May 6, 1945-May 25, 1995) and Kathleen Ann (March 8, 1956, m. Dan Beveridge).
A graduate of Point Pelee Mersea School (1949-1957), Leamington District High School (1957-1963), and the University of Windsor (1963-1968) with a M.A. (History) Degree, Eric successfully completed the first year of a PH.D. (History) degree at the University of Ottawa, (1968-1969), after which he decided to accept the position of General Historian (1969-1972) with Parks Canada, Ottawa, and then Domestic Architecture Historian (1972-1997) as well as Historical Records Supervisor (1976-1997) at the Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton. In addition, Eric received his Archivist Certificate (1981).
In 1996 (to present), he founded his own company, Krause House Info-Research Solutions, and drawing upon his professional historical career (research and publication), and upon research trips throughout Canada and the United States, was to issue numerous more publications and transcriptions, ranging from historical, through genealogical, to indoor tennis structures.
Prior to and in retirement, Eric enjoyed his many roles as webmaster for the Louisbourg Institute (1995-2009), the Cromarty Tennis Club (2000-present), Krause House Info-Research Solutions (2001-present), the Fortress Louisbourg Association (2004-2009) and the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (2006-present), as well as consultant on Historical Structural Design at the Fortress of Louisbourg (2002-2006), restoration consultant to Sydney's Cossitt House, Jost House, 96-98 Charlotte Street, and Wolfville's Randall House.
Eric has served as a volunteer with many societies including the Fortress of Louisbourg Volunteers (founding business director), Old Sydney Historical Society (member), Fortress of Louisbourg Recreation Association (founding chair), Cromarty Tennis Club (director), 1995 [Louisbourg] Commemoration Society (director), [Louisbourg] English Harbour Society (director), the Louisbourg Institute (founding (1994-1995) Co-Chair and Research Associate), and the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (founding chair).
Eric has enjoyed all kinds of sports that has included baseball, basketball, ten-pin bowling, broomball and golf, but though his first love is tennis, which he has continued to play until today, his greatest success was as the leading goal-tender in several leagues over several years that ended with the 1961-1962 Leamington Flyers (Junior B) with Eric in nets for all games that season. It was then that his education leading to University and his professional historian's career took him away from further serious competition and into recreational hockey, which he took up after moving to Sydney, playing with many teams there, including with his favourite the Friday Knights.
Eric has much enjoyed his many trips away with Lynda, but, in particular, in their "the Big Guy" 1999 Pleasure-Way camper as they have travelled extensively through the United States and Eastern Canada.