76 years, passed away with family by his side, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice. Loving husband of Carmel. Dearest father of Dave Gerard, Karen Schafer (Dave), and step-father of Don Taggart (Kelly), and Michelle Boughazale (Jeff). Dear Grandpa of Tristan, Devon and Savannah Gerard, Luca Schafer, Makayla and Peyton Taggart, Emelia and Sophia Boughazale. Brother of Fern Teskey (Don) and predeceased by his siblings Mary, Lenora, Tom, and Gertrude 'Peggy'. Brother-in-law of Rita Laporte (Bernard), Ed Glasier (Theresa), Betty Quinlan (Bob), Theresa Glasier, predeceased by Marie Mailloux (Paul) and Wayne Glasier. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gwen Pinnsoneault, and the staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice for their care and compassion. Memorial visiting will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from Lakepoint Family Church, 285 Talbot Street East, Leamington from 10 am until the time of Ed's Homecoming Celebration at 1 pm. Pastor Nathan Albrecht officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made, by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca or by contacting Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233).