Obituary of Eric Cosby
COSBY, Eric George Morgan
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Eric Cosby on Sunday November 28, 2021, two days following his 80th birthday after an unexpected battle with acute leukemia, surrounded by his family and friends at Douglas Memorial hospital.
Survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart Barbara ‘Barbie’ Cosby nee Devereux, his daughter Melody (Jim) Cosby of Fort Erie and sons Rick (Tina) Cosby of Burlington & Chris Cosby of Tillsonburg. Loving papa to Max, Owen, Kylee, Kyra & Larissa. Also survived by his siblings Ron (Linda) Cosby, Gloria Overholt, Nancy (Cliff) Hess, Ken (Sally) Cosby, Arlene Biggins and sisters-in-law Beverly Hanson & Bonnie Milberry. With love and support from his adopted family The Reeds and Hoffman’s in Pennsylvania and many cousins, nieces, and nephews near and far. Predeceased by his parents Morgan & Beatrice Cosby and infant brother Sydney.
He will be remembered for his extensive knowledge of cars, motorcycles and small engines (Waverly Cycle) and his many years of service at Fleet Industries as a CNC operator. Eric was also instrumental in the lives of so many in the hockey world from his days coaching the Fort Erie Midget team to the Silver Stick Championships back-to-back years as well as his many years as an off-ice official for the Niagara Falls Thunder.
He was a dedicated member of the Golden Harvest Baptist Church, singing in the choir and well known for his teasing and shenanigans.
Many thanks to Dr. Scher, Dr. Redekop, Dr Guise, especially Carly for their care, Dr Alamar, and the staff at Douglas Memorial for their guidance during this time.
Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie, entrusted with arrangements. Visiting on Thursday December 2, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. A funeral service will be held on Friday December 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Golden Harvest Baptist Church, 3130 Point Abino Rd N, Stevensville.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Golden Harvest Baptist Church.