HAMMER, Edward ""Eddie"" Joseph Age 69, of Stratford, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Linwood, Ontario, son of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Schumacher) Hammer. Survived by his loving wife of 25 years Tai Hammer and their son Donnie Hammer. Ed will be fondly remembered by his siblings Lucille (Walter) Leis, Anne Bugera, Jeanette Hammor, Gerald (Virginia), Carole (George) Frank and sisters-in-law Marion, Linda and Rita, along with his many nieces, nephews and his unofficial family members. Ed was a former businessman in Stratford and he enjoyed his retirement ""tinkering"" in his shop, building fans for wood stoves and helping family and friends whenever he could. Family was his passion, blood or chosen. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by his brothers Robert, Donald, Charles, Philip, Michael and his brother-in-law Peter Bugera. Family and friends may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5-9 p.m. Ed's funeral service will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Reception will take place following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association through the funeral home. 519-271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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Published in Waterloo Region Record from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12, 2019.