77 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday January 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Pat. Dear father of Allen (Lorie), Greg, Jeff (Tammy), Terry, Cindy, the late Darrell and the late Donald. Predeceased by 3 stepdaughters, Sherry, Denise and Stacey. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Dear brother of Francis Chartier (Andy), Sonja Sambrook (the late John), Doris Phillips (the late Norman) and the late Diane Edh. Dear brother-in-law of Mike Hotte, Armand Hotte and the late Jeannette Cooper. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Eric was a paratrooper with the Canadian Armed Forces in Germany and Canada. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Eric’s life at 7 p.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.