Born on June 12, 1929 and passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on January 5, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years Roy J. (January 10, 2004).  Loving mother of Jim and Brenda Gervais of Toronto, Tom and Charlene (Brocklebank) Gervais, Kathy and Randy Beecroft, and Sue and Tim Rodd.  Cherished Grandmother of Danielle (Kyle), Tamara (Dan), Matt (Blaire), Kate (Rob), Shawna (Emmanuel), Ryan (Emily), Brendan (Margaret), Patrick (Meiling), and Evan.  Great-grandmother to 15.  Predeceased by her brothers Royce (Jean) Willan and Russell (Jean) Carder.  Predeceased by in-laws Ted, Clayton, Gilbert, and Claude Gervais and Marie Deardurff.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Erla retired as a secretary for the Windsor Separate School Board after many years of dedicated service.  Visiting on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 11:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at

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