Edward Francis Sirard

Born: Mon., May 22, 1944
Died: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

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Edward Francis Sirard, age 73, of Baraga, MI died on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Athens, GA surrounded by his Children and Grandchildren following a battle with cancer. 

Edward was born in Hancock, MI on May 22, 1944 the son of the late Osman Sirard and Lou Emblad Sirard. He graduated from L’Anse High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Michigan University.  Ed was a Physical Education teacher, Coach of Football, Basketball, Track and Athletic Director at L’Anse High School which spanned a period of 36 years, ultimately retiring in 2003.  Ed was indicted in the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

Ed operated with his family the Sirard Brothers Maple Syrup tradition at his Camp Residence in Baraga, Michigan.  When Ed was not attending or watching sports he enjoyed Vegetable Gardening, family with prime rib dinners and friends. 

Ed attended both Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L’Anse, MI and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baraga, MI. 
He is survived by a daughter, Jane Christensen and husband Mark of Greensboro, GA; son Paul Sirard of Auburn Hills, MI; sister, Annette Schaefer of Dollar Bay, MI; two brothers, Al Sirard and wife Barbara of L’Anse, MI and Joe Sirard and wife Betty of Watersmeet, MI; four grandchildren, Zander Christensen (8), Beckett Christensen (5), Aven Christensen (5) and Braden Sirard (5) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Preceding him in death are his sister, Emmy Roy, brother-in laws Paul Roy and John Schaefer and a brother, Miles Sirard.
A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L’Anse, MI with Father Corey Litzner officiating. The family will receive friends at 10:00 until time for the service at the church.  There will be a luncheon in the Church Hall following the service. The family requests that any memorials be made to the “Edward Sirard Athletic Scholarship Fund”, 1421 Planters Trail, Greensboro, GA 30642.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Carol and Lloyd Seavoy
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
We want you to know that we are praying for you in this time of your loss. Ed was a special person to us and one that we will never forget. He always had time to stop and chat, particularly about any and all athletic events. We are sorry that we won't be in L'Anse to attend his funeral service. We are in Florida. We have ordered a mass to be said for him.

Nola (Kent) Asgaard
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
I am very sorry for the loss of Ed. He was a very special person and friend to me and the best Godfather I could have ever asked for or deserved. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Ed will hold a very special place in my heart forever.

David St Onge
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Ed was a great friend of mine for the past 64 years..we will miss him dearly..my sympathy to all his family on the passing of Ed.

Lisa Brown
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Aldrick, Joe, Annette & Jerry,
Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother Ed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lisa & Al

Homer and Maria Elmblad
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
Our sincere condolences to all the family of Ed Sirard.

Hap and Maria

Eva Kantola-Lincoln
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and Love to your family.

Kristen Thoresen
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Paul and Jane - my sympathies on the loss of your Dad. He was sure a wonderful person and I always enjoyed him as a teacher and friend. He had such a great smile and always was so engaging to talk to. Above all you could tell how much he loved his children.