Houghton Lake Resorter

Edward R. St. Jacques

Edward R. St. Jacques, 75, died Jan. 19, 2023, at home in Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to The Michigan Humane Society.

Visitation will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 26), from 2 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd., Taylor. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., (he will lie in repose at 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 6442 Pelham Rd., Taylor. A luncheon will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Hungarian Rhapsody, 14315 Northline Rd., Southgate.

He was born in Portsmouth, VA, May 13, 1947. He lived a full life with much vigor and purpose. 

He received his master’s degree in mathematics and physics from Eastern Michigan University. He began his career at the Chrysler Trenton Engine plant. After getting his degree, he moved on to various office positions, ultimately retiring after 39 years from the headquarters in Auburn Hills. But his heart was always in the plant as a foreman with his “sweathogs.”

In his down time, he was fulfilled by his work with many organizations and hobbies. He was an usher at Our Lady of the Angels Church and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was also active in the St. Paschal’s Dad’s Club when his daughters were young. He also was a member of the Eagles, Elks and Moose.  

He stayed physically active through bowling and golf. He loved spending time at his cabin in the Houghton Lake area, where the highlight of his year was delivering Thanksgiving meals with the Elks members to homes in the community. He also had a soft spot for animals. 

He enjoyed feeding the birds in his yard and had a special relationship with his cat, Zoey. 

Preceding Mr. St. Jacques in death besides his parents was his sister, Patience.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ellen; children, Shelly and Stephanie (Mike) Walker; grandchildren, Jacob, Julia and Ava; siblings, Candice, Mary (Steve) Saunders, Princess (Pete) Devlin and Pamela; brother-in-law, John Landry; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who he loved as family.

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