Nicole Gerard (nee Santo)


GERARD, Nicole (nee Santo)
with shattered hearts, we announce that Nicole passed suddenly on September 22, 2021 at 38 years young. Nicole's world revolved around her family, leaving behind her husband and best friend Pat, and her greatest gifts, her children, Ethan and Amelia. She is also now able to hold her precious Baby Eli (2014) in her arms. She was born on November 20, 1982 to her parents Judy and David Santo and was blessed to be raised with her siblings Chad (Maegan) and Natalie Hamelin (Matthew). Once she met the love of her life, she was also welcomed into the Gerard family by her in-laws Carolyn and Jim Gerard and brothers-in-law Jeff (Natalie), Tim (Kit) and Mark (Lindsay). Nicole was proud to be an aunt to Jolie, Elliette, Charlotte, Trent, Isabella, Amanda, Brooklyn, Celina, Joshua, Luke and Ella. She will also be remembered and missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues and many many friends. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends, especially when sharing one of her favourite red wines. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and her smile that lit up every room she entered. Her kind and giving nature will forever shine as she has now saved numerous lives through organ donation. Visiting will take place at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday from 4 - 9 pm and Monday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. A private Funeral Service to celebrate Nicole's life will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 with livestream available on Nicole's profile at 1 pm at Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation is limited to a specific number of visitors at a time. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment online at to secure a designated time to pay your respects. EVERYONE must wear a mask. If desired memorial donations made to Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at