Edward Starcher Dansereau, 63, was born June 30, 1952, and passed away Nov. 18, 2015.

Ed was a professional jazz pianist and a passionate lover of life. His spirit was infectious and he made anyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. He was an amazing son, father, partner, friend, Poppy and Eddie. He was that friend who treated everyone like family; in Ed’s life, there was no separation between the importance of family and friends. He was the perfect host, who filled your soul with beautiful music and a gourmet meal. He never wanted the party to end. If you ever heard Ed’s talent on the piano, you have been truly blessed.

Ed Dansereau is survived by his father, Dr. Harry Kirk Dansereau (“Pap”); his daughter, Erin (Mike) Dansereau Hilton; longtime love, Sally Jackson; and Sally’s two children, who Ed treated as his own, Carrie (Craig) Calkins and Dan (Sara) Jackson. Ed’s grandchildren include Harry Dansereau and Ellen James Hilton; and Sally’s grandchildren, who he also treated as his own, Holden and Wyatt Calkins; and Olivia, Evelyn and David Edward Jackson. Nieces and nephews, Jamie Hawthorne (daughter Rachael), Linni (Craig) Weishaar (daughters Mikayla and Victoria), Robby (Julie) Ballmeyer (sons Will and Elliott); and their father Bill (Deborah) Ballmeyer also survive. Ed was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Eugenia “Gene” Starcher Dansereau, and sister Ellen Dansereau Ballmeyer.

Please join the family for a celebration of Ed’s life on Jan. 16. A prayer service is at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Road, Bowling Green, and a memorial concert is at 5 p.m. at La Gala, 601 State St., Bowling Green.

Memorial donations may be made to any of the following organizations in Ed’s honor: Sts. Peter and Paul Regional Catholic School (Lexington), Nashville Rescue Mission, Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund (Bowling Green), and The Son Rhea Foundation (Bowling Green).

Live simply, love your family, love your friends as your family and may there always be music.