Edward Howard Gatchell

Born 26 September, 1947

It is with heavy hearts the family of Edward announces his sudden passing in the early morning on Thursday April 5th, 2018 at home. He was proud to have celebrated his 70th birthday last September with loved ones and cold beer. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Mabel. Beloved husband of Beth (Elliott). Devoted dad of Sharon (Adam) Nizio, Heather (Philip) Fracz and James (Nicole Paiero). Papa and playmate of Nathen and Delilah Fracz. Big Brother of Laurene (Terry) Shuttleworth, Gail (predeceased by Wayne) Scott and Gary (Julie) Gatchell. Eddy will be missed by his extended family and many, many friends (especially his close buddies from the Courtyard) who no doubt have many memories and secrets to keep. A nature lover who enjoyed feeding woodland creatures, strolls by the river bank and in his early days racing snowmobiles and playing at the family cottage. As a collector, he has many treasures to pass on to loved ones. Eddy was a dedicated member of the carpenters union, proudly serving for 50 years. A stubborn but hardworking family man who could always be found in his garage tinkering away on some project with his loyal dog Ebony by his side; now they are reunited. Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Monday April 9th, 2018 , from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Edward, donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 9 April , 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 10 April , 2018


Edward Howard Gatchell

have a memory or condolence to add?

Heather Gatchell Fracz

24 May 2018


Every, single, day! Love you!!!
I don't think one hour has gone by that I haven't spent at least a moment reflecting on a memory or something that was said. It's still unbelieveable. .


James Gatchell

23 May 2018

Hey Dad,

Not a day goes by without thinking of you bud. I wish this got easier, but it wouldn't feel right if did.

Kim Miles (Sharon's Indigo family)

9 April 2018

Sharon and family,

We want you to know our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. You have a HUGE support group here and we are sending our love to you especially during the next few days as they will be difficult. WE love you lots Sharon
-Kim and your Indigo Family-

Linda Ellerbeck

8 April 2018

To the Gatchell family, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the difficult days ahead, I'm sure all your loving memories will give you great comfort.

Heather Gatchell

7 April 2018

You will all hear my memories of my dad if I can get through it in some way that it can be understandable to others.

Stay tuned for the update that includes a little more details about my dad and includes his friends from the Courtyard as they are family.

Barbara Elliott

6 April 2018

Beth, Sharon, Heather and James,
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Lucy Trewin(Nizio)

6 April 2018

To the Gatchell family
We are thinking of you during this sad time.

Nancy & Phillip Elliott

6 April 2018

Beth, Sharon, Heather & James,
We are so sorry to hear this news, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We remember happy days when you all would visit the farm, stay strong during this difficult time. We are thinking of you all.

Helen Piels (Nizio)

6 April 2018

Beth, Sharon, Heather and James, my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Keep all of the happy memories close at heart and celebrate his life.

From the Family
From the Family