On Tuesday, July 10th, our dear Eirik Larkin (age 41) passed away.
We are all heartbroken and absolutely devastated. He will be missed by so many. He is finally free and at peace. Eirik was in and out of hospitals for the past 11 months. Throughout his battles, he always had a fighting spirit; a warrior spirit. His light shined bright even on the darkest days.
The love that he had for his family and friends was felt by anyone that knew him.
Eirik had a Hollywood smile that would light up the room and he knew it! He was a jokester and felt it was his duty to make you laugh. His laugh was contagious and his whole body would shake when he laughed.
Eirik had a big heart for animals and other people. He would give you the shirt off his back – no questions asked – and would always help the less fortunate, even if he was struggling. His love for surfing and the water was known by all who crossed paths with him. For him, being in the water was an absolute necessity, even if it was 40 degrees outside. Eirik found his peace in the water.
With his shock of blond hair and blue eyes, Eirik’s Norwegian heritage was apparent. He dearly loved his Norwegian relatives.
He had the biggest heart and has touched many lives with his kindness.
Eirik is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Anne Viken Larkin and his grandparents, Harold Robert Larkin, Evelyn Larkin, Kaare Viken, and Marit Viken.
Eirik leaves behind his beautiful daughters Ashley and Sadie; the love of his life, Courtney King; his father Robert Larkin; his aunts Jo Anne Larkin and Gille Skarlund; and his cousins Lynne Larkin Harris, Tarje Skarlund, Silje Skarlund, and Goril Skarlund.
As an adult, Eirik worked at various jobs, including stunt work in Hollywood and most recently owned Bootleggers, a bar in San Antonio.
He came back to Santa Barbara as often as possible, the town he called home.
There will be a celebration of Eirik’s live at a date/time to be announced via his Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Eirik’s name to the Surfrider Foundation.
His sweet young spirit will be forever missed.
The Addison family and staff of Magnolia Funeral Home extend condolences to the Larkin family and friends.