Entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 93 years of age. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Julia (nee Foldy). Beloved son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Erdman. Dear son-in-law of the late Joseph and Terese Foldy. Cherished brother to the late John (his twin) and his late sister Mary (late Frank) Reid. Predeceased by his in-laws Eva Foldy, Theresa (Andy) Zsoldos, Margaret (Steve Kuranyi, Mary (Francis) Gulyas. Michael was very loved and revered by his many nieces and nephews because of his wisdom, generosity, humour and unconditional love: the Reid family: Mike (Sally), Frank, Martin (Linda), Paula, Cathy (Mark) Ladd, Christopher (Nancy) and David (Elizabeth); the Zsoldos family: Elinor (Adrian) Jacob, Joe, late Tony (Carol), John (Gloria), Gerard, late Maria (Jean Claude) Nenez, Richard, Rosemary (Ron) Vanhee; the Kuranyi family: Joe (Erna), late George (Joyce), Julie (Don) Raey, Betty (Jim) Rogers, Steve (Lorraine), Rose (Nick) Lawrence, Anne (Dave) Harkes, Michael (Donna) and the late Cathy MacDonald. He will also be missed by many great nieces and nephews. A very special thanks to Anna Bryla for the loving and compassionate care she gave Michael over the years. Also, a special thanks to Andrea and Timmy Desjardins for their assistance to Michael and Julie. Also wish to thank the staff of the Devonshire Retirement Residence and Home Instead for their care.
Michael worked for Ford Motor Co. in Windsor, Oakville and Dearborn, MI., for 46 years in the Purchasing Department as a buyer for Ford. He was a long time active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary. As a member of the K of C he was active in helping the homeless, spending many a night out distributing food stamps to the needy and downtrodden. He also was very active in helping repair homes for the needy as needed. He was also in charge of the clothing drives for the Franciscan Missions. At Christmas time he was active in drives that provided toys for needy children and helped distribute those toys. His tireless contribution was greatly appreciated by all those he helped. Michael always put other’s needs first.
Visitation Thursday 3-5pm. At Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass Friday 10am at Corpus Christi (1400 Cabana Rd.). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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