Edward Leonard Holey

24 mars 19371 octobre 2020

Edward Leonard Holey, age 83, of Byron, died Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his home. Left to cherish his memory are his four children: Douglas (Kathy Jessmon) Holey, Joyce (John) Flaherty, Marylyn Fournier, and Scott Holey; his seven grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; his brother, Hazen (Betty) Holey; his sister, Grace Rosin; his favorite aunt, Alice Patterson; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Edward was born March 24, 1937, in Bedford, and raised in Union Lake, Michigan. He worked as a member of the Local 687 Union Carpenters for over fifty years. After retiring, he loved to travel with his beloved wife Joan to their favorite southern destinations in a motorhome. In his free time, Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering around his yard, pond, and pole barn, as well as watching old Western movies with his cat, Moe.

Edward proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He had great work ethic, which he passed down to his children. He loved spending time making memories with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edward was known as a saver, a minimalist, and like a typical Holey, he loved to argue. He will be greatly missed by his siblings, family, and friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan (Kostansek) Holey; his parents, Sherman and Grace; his son-in-law, James Fournier; and his siblings: May Ruth Rock, Patsy Lawe, Sherman Holey, Jr., and Lucy Reno.

Edward will be laid to rest at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, Michigan 48442.

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Sue Lasley

2 octobre , 2020

I was about 15 years old when Phyllis and I took Ed back to his base down south. Ed's brother Sherm gave Phyllis this cool convertable car to use if she would drive him down from MI to Virginia, boy I was in heaven being with my older sister, driving a long way from home in a great car. We stopped in Vir. for lunch and Ed wanted a hot dog and he thought it would come with french fries - well his plate came with one slice of bread and a hot dog cut into a lot of small pieces and a large helping of homeny grits, well Ed had been very shy until this and he could not stop laughing when we left we all had a good laugh. What a gentleman !

John Parrish

2 octobre , 2020

Thought me alot .
Took me on my first real deer hunt in 1988 with a rifle.300 savage I love that gun and so did he.he told me so much about that gun I went out and got one too .my grandfather actually pass down to me . Any how he told me to stay right where he put me and not to wonder around no matter what and to exspect the unexpected sure enough 30 minutes into shooting light a beautiful 8 pt came right out in front of me.great times with him and Joan and family .
Loss touch with him as I started my family. So it was will sad to read this this morning . God bless the family and I hope to see some of them on Tuesday the 13th.

Mellanie Jones (Hunt)

2 octobre , 2020

So sad to hear this, my heart goes out to my aunts and cousins! I wanted to share the first memory and one of my favs with everyone. Every time I saw Uncle Eddy he would always say “come here you want to see something?” I would run over he’d pull the sleeve of his shirt up and put his arm straight and his tattoo on his arm would be in proper form of a skinny pretty woman I can’t remember if it was Marilyn Monroe or Betty Boop, but any way he’d say this is your Aunt Joan (his wife) and then he’d flex his arm to make her fat and say this is your grandma Betty (his sister in law) and as kids we thought that was the funniest thing!!! He will truly be missed! Sending my love to our family!

Shannon Wilbur Ozse

1 octobre , 2020

My condolences to the family! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
I always seemed to find myself sitting by Eddie at our reunions, I will miss our chats and my euchre partner! May he Rest In Peace

Kimberly Warden (Holey)

1 octobre , 2020

So many memories throughout the years come flooding back while thinking of Uncle Ed. I can’t think of a childhood memory that doesn’t have us all in it. Sitting by a fire, playing snipe, Euchre (cheating at Euchre), hunting, up north, and Thanksgiving. We cherish these memories and hope and pray our children and their children will have the opportunity to know each other and share their lives together like we did. Uncle Ed will be missed and memories cherished until we see each other again. Prayers and love out to my family.