BELLIVEAU, Joseph Edgar Leon
Passed away gently with his family by his side at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years, Anita (nee Leger). Caring father of Dan (Cindy), Dianne, Janice (Rick) and Jean. Grandfather to Arlie (Mathew), James (Tiffany), Derek (Rachel), Joshua, Patrick (Sarah), Taylor, Chandra (Aaron), Carrie and Christopher. Edgar was mesmerized by his great-grandchildren Huxley, Liam, Georgia, Arthur, Livie, Neeve. Edgar was born in New Brunswick to Rosalie (Richard) and Alfred Belliveau as an only child and grew up in the small farming community of Pre d'en Haut.
Edgar's priority was always his family and his faith... and hockey... and golf. Known as the original "Mayor of Wingrove Crescent" (in Oakville), he was kept busy repairing, building and advising on all things mechanical/electrical/automotive/construction. Ahead of his time he ensured his daughter's knew how to be independent, could use tools to do their own tire and oil changes while encouraging their educational aspirations. He supported his son's young hockey dreams through coaching and travel throughout Ontario.
Although a comfortable loner, Edgar married a 'Social Diva', so travelled extensively and had a full social calendar. As a sport enthusiast he loved waterskiing, cross country skiing, played hockey into his 70's and golfed well beyond that. He was an enthusiastic volunteer for the Knights of Columbus in both fundraising and building maintenance. This multi talented man spoke 3 languages, was an artistic wood carver, avid reader, amateur historian and loved learning new things about anything and everything! He enjoyed his years at Ford Canada (almost as much as his 30 years of retirement).
Cremation has taken place. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023 at St. Dominic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street. In lieu of flowers please do something nice in dad's memory as described below in his favourite quote.
"...if, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have ask I will live forever."