Remembering Eric Gardner

Eric Patrick Gardner left us unexpectedly on April 6th. Anyone who knew Eric knew just how great of a guy he was. He knew how to make you laugh, and knew how to push just the right buttons. He almost always left you with a smile on your face. There was absolutely no denying he loved his family and that he loved God. He was taken from us too soon and we just thank God for the days we were able to enjoy with him.

Eric leaves behind his wife, his parents, his brother, family and a multitude of friends, but most heartbreaking is that he leaves behind his daughter, Hadley. We want to ease the financial burden that comes with losing someone so suddenly. This memorial fund will help to take care of  his family and perhaps help establish a small nest egg for their future. Any donation, no matter how small is greatly appreciated. Although broken, we thank you with all of our hearts.

We will also be collecting memories of Eric to compile a book for Leslie and Hadley to further remember him by. Please send stories to [email redacted] by the first week of May.

***The Family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. We have increased our goal so that we may all hopefully provide that much more relief for Leslie and Hadley. ❤️


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Organizer and beneficiary

Brady Hayes-Gardner 
Fort Wayne, IN
Leslie Gardner 
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