Greason, Eric





September 30, 1958 – July 5, 2022


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eric William Greason. He passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on July 5, 2022 at the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. He was an amazing person who touched the hearts of many. Eric was born in Toronto, ON and grew up in Etobicoke, ON. He had a successful career in sales primarily in the plastics sector.

Eric was the beloved husband of Jewel, son of the late William Henry and his widow Dorothy, brother to Michael, Ian; brother in law to Wendy and uncle of Evan.

Eric’s passion was hiking which he enjoyed tremendously.  His two favourite parts of the Bruce Trail were Smokey Hollow and Mono Mills.  When he was unable to hike he walked in parks and on trails around the area where he lived. Another favourite trail that he frequented was the Riverwood/Erindale trail beside the Credit River.  Eric had an eagerness to acquire knowledge about plastics and cars and he would read every bit of information on these two topics.

Eric is survived by his spouse Jewel; mother, Dorothy Greason; brothers Michael, Ian and his wife Wendy; his nephew Evan and a large extended family. The memorial service will be held in the Magnolia Room at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery at 737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B5 on Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

For those who are unable to attend they may watch the service virtually using the following link: Flowers may be sent to the Greason family at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery (737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B5), or if you would like to make a donation in memory of Eric, you can do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation via the following link


17 replies
  1. helen valentine now waldron
    helen valentine now waldron says:

    I don’t know you Jewels, but me and my sisters Karen & Stephanie attended St Richards in Weston when we were children we also remember as children Swimming and in my case diving for the puck in Dorothy & Bills swimming pool in the back of their garden pool great fun also the hot chocolate and cookies after. Such a fond childhood memory. We moved back to England in late 1970S. It was great shock to hear through Dorothy, Eric’s passing, taken too soon. My sincere condolences to you and Dorothy, Michael and Ian & other family members. Helen Stephanie & Karen & Iris RIP Eric

  2. Dennis McTavish
    Dennis McTavish says:

    Dear Jewel, I’m still trying to process the incredibly stunning news about Eric. We were in contact with each other just two days before his passing. He was so excited about your upcoming holiday in B.C. and I was looking forward to seeing you both again.

    Eric was a true friend. I always enjoyed his company when we worked together and I appreciated the many phone calls he made to me in the years after my retirement from Dempsey Corporation. Our conversations were filled with laughs, even when life threw a few curveballs Eric’s way. I’ll always be grateful that it was Eric who directed me to Dempsey when I needed a job in 2003. I owed him a lot.

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.


  3. Joseph Carpenter
    Joseph Carpenter says:

    Dear Jewel and family
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Eric. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I’m proud to say that I enjoyed Eric’s company and friendship as colleagues at Dempsey for many years. Eric had a wonderful, sunny disposition at work and was passionate in his sales career. A professional through and through. I recall going out together for many a meal at his favorite lunch spots when he was at Dempsey’s. Close to noontime on any given day, he’d call down the hallway from his desk to mine…’Carpenter, let’s go for lunch’. He was the only person that referred to me by my last name only. That’s how I got to know and truly appreciate Eric. I vividly recall a joint adventure with Eric years ago when a group of us helicoptered into a remote ski lodge in the Rocky Mountains for some incredible skiing. Great, lasting memories of Eric! He will certainly be missed by all those who knew him.

  4. Hala
    Hala says:

    Dear Jewel,
    My deepest condolences to you… I’m so sorry for your loss… The sad news was devastating….
    We all felt the love and happiness that Eric brought into your life which means he was an extraordinary person, and this is how we shall remember him…
    Wishing you love & support from family and friends, strength to face each day and warm memories to hold on to….
    Hugs & prayers,

  5. Carol DeFilippi
    Carol DeFilippi says:

    Dear Jewel, my deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. May your comfort come from knowing how much he loved you and what a good man he was. Eric will always be remembered by me as a good friend, a wonderful hiking buddy and a great story-teller. We will all cherish our memories of him as he rests in our hearts forever now.

  6. Stephanie Blandizzi
    Stephanie Blandizzi says:

    Jewel, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Eric was an amazing man and it is just not fair that he is gone.
    Remember all the amazing memories and laughs that you have shared, and that he will still continue to be by your side on every hike.
    Sending all our love, Peter & Steph

  7. Robin Maile
    Robin Maile says:

    Dear Jewel and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the heartbreaking and sudden loss of your beloved Eric. While I only had the pleasure of meeting Eric just recently, I have known you for many years now and it was so clear from the beginning of your relationship, just how special and perfect Eric was your heart. I can’t imagine the pain you and Eric’s family are feeling now. May you find comfort in each other and feel Eric’s presence in the sway of the grass and rustle of the leaves on the hardest days.
    Sending you hugs and love, Robin

  8. Roxanne Cardinal
    Roxanne Cardinal says:

    Dear Jewel and family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am deeply saddened to hear about his sudden passing. Eric is a kind soul and I always enjoyed our conversations and laughter when we worked together at Dempsey. He will be greatly missed. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Amanda Radice
    Amanda Radice says:

    Our deepest condolences to you; Jewel, and your family and friends who knew Eric, especially on this sudden loss. We are so saddened by it that we can’t even imagine your pain. Our prayers are with you. Love, Amanda & Dario

  10. Tom Inch
    Tom Inch says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Eric for only a few short years, travelling with him through work. I always enjoyed trips to Toronto thanks to Eric and his irrepressible positive outlook. Life threw many a bump onto his road, but he was always able to take the ‘slings and arrows’ and look on the bright side. He will will be missed and forever remembered.

  11. Marc Gagnon
    Marc Gagnon says:

    Dear Jewel, Danielle and I are devastated by the sudden passing away of Eric, We both started together at the same company some 20 years ago and I had the privilege of travelling with him and I was honour to call him my friend. I know first hand that meeting you changed his life.
    The world was a better place with him around, he will missed

  12. Lee Doan
    Lee Doan says:

    My wife and I were devasted to hear the news of Eric’s passing. A life taken too soon. He will be missed and his memory will be cherished.

  13. Joanne Pearson
    Joanne Pearson says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Eric. Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time. May he be traveling his favourite trail in peace.
    John and Joanne Sheard

  14. Evadney Kamrudeen-Inniss
    Evadney Kamrudeen-Inniss says:

    Dearest Jewel,
    My heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Sending hugs and lots of love.

  15. Maureen Damato
    Maureen Damato says:

    Dear Jewel,
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your dearest Eric. We knew him as a wonderful and caring person who loved chatting about your travels and hikes. We cannot imagine what you are going through at this time. Our prayers, love and thoughts are with you and the family. Love Maureen and Fred

  16. Anna Mikhael
    Anna Mikhael says:

    Jewel, my heart goes out to you for the loss of your beloved Eric. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I’m here to be a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to anything that you may want to share. Sending you lots of hugs and love.

  17. Tina Moscato
    Tina Moscato says:

    Dear Jewel, my heartfelt, sympathy and condolences, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Eric. May you find peace and solace amoung your family and other loved ones. With affection Tina Moscato


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