Schroeder, Edwin “Ed” of Essex

Schroeder, Edwin ‘Ed’

Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 5, 2012 just shy of his 77th birthday.  Late of Essex.  Beloved husband of Aline (nee Audette).  Cherished father of Patti Kirkikis (Steven), Winnipeg; Brian Schroeder (Nooch), Thailand; Gary Schroeder, Winnipeg; the late Linda Schroeder (1980); and step-children Gerald Cyr (Pattie), Denis Dessureault (Vicky), the late Roger Dessureault (2006) (Sharon), Francine Villemaire, Monique Dessureault (Sharlene Lewis), all of Windsor.  Loving grandfather of Natasha, Nick, Eleni, Reece and Brian and step-grandchildren Natalie, Daniel, Roger and Hollie; great-grandchildren Chloe and Hugh and step-great grandchildren Alex and Brady.  Dearest brother of Mary, Johnny, Eve and predeceased by his brother Frank and sister Betty.  Ed was a member of the Essex Knights of Columbus and a retired Chrysler employee.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers and Knights of Columbus prayers Monday at 7 p.m.  Funeral Mass to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.  Fr. Robert Rocheleau officiating.  Cremation to follow.  (PLEASE NOTE – visitation prior to funeral mass will occur at the funeral home from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.).  Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Family and friends may share their memories of Ed or make a memorial contribution online at

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