Gerhard Ediger

EDIGER, Gerhard
March 20, 1922-June 28, 2020

Gerhard Ediger, 98 years old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Loving husband of the late Mary (2002). Beloved father of Gerry and wife Jo-Anne of Windsor, Harry and wife Pam of Calgary, and the late Annie (1985). Dear grandfather of Amanda and husband Rob Heynen, Jordan and wife Angie Ediger, Justine and the late James (2002). Predeceased by all 7 siblings! He will be missed by family and friends. Gerhard lived in Russia during World War II and had many stories of events. He said he was lucky to have survived only because he was in the right place at the right time. Gerhard and Mary were taken back to a refugee camp in Germany after the war and eventually immigrated to Canada in 1948. There, he worked on farms and greenhouses until 1952 when he got a job at H.J. Heinz Company where he worked for 32 years. After retirement he looked forward to his daily 3 o'clock 'Tim Horton visits' and loved watching curling and his favourite Blue Jays. Also, he enjoyed playing chess and "Shoot the Moon" with his retirement friends at the Mennonite residence where he lived in an apartment for 20 years. Our family would like to thank the Mennonite Home, Lifetimes on Riverside and the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County for their care and support. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, Gerhard's visitation is limited to a specific number of visitors. All visitors must remain in their cars in our parking lot until their designated time and one of our staff members comes to invite you into our facility. Everyone must wear a mask. If desired, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and/or the Leamington Mennonite Home. Online donations and words of remembrance may be shared at

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