MOSHER, Eric Raymond – Age 78, of Petrolia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born November 18, 1943 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of Donald and Florence (Flemming) Mosher and brother of Elsie and Rosalie. While a young boy the family moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario. Eric will be remembered by his wife of 46 years, Gale (Lazaroff) Mosher, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Vikki (Lazaroff) and John Zulpo, nephews Andrew and his wife Tarah, Adrian and great-nephews Declan and Atticus. Also remembered by his aunt and uncle of Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, Wayne and Alice (Flemming) Milner, aunt Jackie Colucci, many cousins by marriage and Eric and Gale’s many friends. A special thank you to the Steadman family of Brigden, Ontario, who have helped us in so many ways over the past four years, when we made our move to Petrolia, Ontario. Eric started his working career as a draftsman for the Town of Oakville, then changing to the Ambulance Service in Oakville and then Woodbridge, Ontario. He moved into the office to become the supervisor then acting manager of the dispatch centre for the Ontario Air Ambulance Service. His last change was to become the contracts auditor and inspector for the Air Ambulance, flying around the province several times a year to examine heliports and more. Eric was a terrific handyman and was especially proud of a 24×36 foot garage he built at Horseshoe Lake near Parry Sound. He loved boating and fishing, his last boat being a 27 ft Wellcraft that allowed Eric and Gale to anchor in a peaceful cove for several days at a time on Georgian Bay. Our thanks to the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia and the ICU unit at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, who were so caring during Eric’s last two days.
As per Eric’s request, there will be no funeral service but a gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca) or the charity of your choice.
I am so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. We hadn’t seen each other for a while but I thought of him often. Growing up we were very close but not so much for several years now. I’m sending my love, and sincere condolences and prayers to you. Please know that you can call me anytime to talk. 289-213-5458.
Our sincere condolences to you Aunt Gale. As a young man I always looked up to Uncle Eric and enjoyed the visits at Grandma’s house or your house in Nobleton. It is sad that we grew apart and lost track. It is too bad that my Daughters never had a chance to meet him, they would have loved his sense of humour.
RIP Uncle Eric.
Robert, Paola, Michelle and Elissa Lawrence.
Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I remember him when we worked together in Woodbridge.anf I remember you from York Finch.
I was heartbroken when I read this. We have not seen each other since Mom died. I am so glad you were able to have 46 years with my brother. He was not perfect but he was a perfect big brother.
My love and prayers.
My sincere condolences to you Gale. Sometimes we are lucky enough to meet special people in our lives that make them fuller. Eric was a gentleman in every regard of the word and always a bright spot in my day. I am thinking of you Gale during this time.
Gale: So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Unfortunately I only had the opportunity to meet and speak with Eric one time due to Covid. Sharon and my hearts go out to you during this time. You will be in our prayers.
Condolences on the loss of your husband Eric.
May the many memories of a life together bring you peace during this difficult time
Thinking of you
Dear Gale. Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Eric. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Sending warmth and condolences at this time of loss
I’m so sorry and saddened to hear of your husbands passing. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories that I hope will surround you in these difficult times. Thinking of you with love and wishing I could wrap you in hug.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gale. This is such a difficult time and my heart goes out to you.
Love and hugs,
Gale and family – I am so saddened by Eric’s death – do know I am thinking of you with love at this sad time – love Merla
As many Folks will know, Dennis Munch and I took over the Oakville Ambulance Service in 1974, a few years after the Alexander Ambulance Service had been purchased by the Ministry of Health. Though I never had the opportunity to meet Eric, I am aware that he was very highly regarded by the former Staff of Alexanders who ultimately became our Oakville Employees. Eric of course went on to finish his EMS Career with the MOHLTC Air Ambulance Division and was very well known for a successful career!!!
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss and send you sincere condolences. Remembering you during DSS days, you were a very strong and determined person, attributes that will carry you through this very sad time. Let others help you as much as possible. Keeping you in my heart and prayers, Sharon (Brown) Gowland
I knew Eric when he lived on Arad St in Niagara Falls, as did I. We both became involved in ambulance services later in life, although in different capacities. My condolences to his family.
We were so very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
George and Evelyn
So very sorry Gail & family for loss of a wonderful man, Eric. Our family have so many fond memories as having been our lovely, caring neighbours on Horseshoe. Keeping you in our prayers & sending our love!!
GOD bless you all!! ❤️🙏
Gale, we can’t imagine how difficult a time this must be for you. 46 years together with, thank goodness, so many wonderful memories and experiences that you shared. You will miss him, without a doubt. We remember the laughs we had with you both at Bigwin, the great parties you hosted for Dad in Nobleton, Eric introducing Andrew and Adrian to his pinball machine and WWF wrestling, your visits to Munster, and the lovely leisurely boat ride down the inner channel for a waterside lunch. Cherish these memories, and we’re sure they will help you in the weeks and months ahead. All our love, and big warm hugs from us both. John and Vikki
My dear cousin Gale;
I just heard from Vikki that your husband Eric passed away. This news saddens me. Both Francine and myself offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. This winter has been hard on all all our family and friends. Vikki told that you have strong support of those around you. May your time shared with.Eric, provide you with warm thoughts and good memories, that will help you through this difficult time.
I treasure the visit we had here on the farm and how Eric swallowed hard and drove around in the gator as a passenger with my son driving. Our memories make us smile at these sad times. Hold yours close and let your friends help you through this.
Wayne and I are very sorry Gale. I know how much you loved him and will miss him. This is a hard time in life for sure. Please know you are in our thoughts.
Gale…our condolences on the passing of Eric, I was surprised to read the sad news. You are in our thoughts, treasure your happy memories.
Vickie and Chris
Gale, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you at this very difficult time….your life and memories you made together are so very precious this time…treasure them…my heart goes out to you Gale, love Nadia Gottardo
Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Sending hugs to you Gale and hold on to the good memories!
Love Jim and Barb❤️
Gail…My sincere condolences on your loss of Eric, he was a wonderful, kind and considerate individual. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family and friends.
Gale…I am so very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. What a horribly sad time for you as you say goodbye to the love of your life…your partner through many years. My utmost sympathy.
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Gale
Gale & Family,
My sincerest condolences on Eric’s passing. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Eric and yourself these last few years, coming into the pharmacy. May your memories of Eric bring you comfort in the days ahead.