Passed away after a brief illness on March 14, 2013 with family by his side at 79 years of age. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Fiske) with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage. Son of the late Robert and Irene Upcott. Loving father of Patricia and husband John Emans, Colleen and husband David Walker, Thomas and wife Karen Upcott, Sharon and husband Steve Seremack, the late Stephen, husband of Kathy Upcott, Timothy and wife Debbie Upcott. Treasured Grandpy of Stephanie, Erika, Ashley, Sean, Joshua, Justin, Jena, Melissa, Robert, Joseph, Dominque, Jaclyn, Lee, Daniel and Matthew. Great-grandpy of eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Betty, Robert and the late Eva. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edward served our Country in the Royal Canadian Navy for 24 years. He retired from Chrysler Canada and was a member of the CAW Local # 444. Cremation has taken place.  Visiting Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex with Pastor Kim Gilliland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cottam United Church. You may send your condolences online at

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