Edward Cain ’82

(Ed) Cain Jr, age 61, was called home by his heavenly father on October 26, 2021 due to health complications. He was born in Minot, North Dakota. Graduated from Coopersville High School in 1978. From there he went on to Hope College. He was an amazing athlete both in high school and college. In fact, for Hope College, Ed is listed as the 4th all-time in touchdowns (33 total: 24 rushing and 9 pass receptions). He is also listed in the ALL-TIME ALL-MIAA SELECTIONS roster. Anyone who was close to Ed knew what an important part music was in his life. He shared countless music videos of his favorites with friends and family. He loved to sing and his voice was unforgettable. Formed his own Top 40 band in high school, traveled and performed with Stuart Noordyk Singing Ensemble and co-wrote and produced “This Land is Our Country”, his tribute to Matt Urban, a local Medal of Honor WWII veteran. Ed was a great salesman, entrepreneur and successful business owner. A close friend recently shared that “One of Ed’s proudest moments was being called “the king of outsourcing” by an industry magazine that wrote a feature article about him.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr and Jean Cain, fiancee, Linda Peloquin, nephew, Devinn Cain and brother-in-law, Wayne Holbrook. He is survived by his sisters, Sue (Steve) Grunewald, Bonnie (Doug) Henrickson, brother, Steve Cain and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held on January 22, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Blythefield Country Club, 5801 Northland Dr NE, Belmont MI. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting donations for Olivia’s Gift, American Heart Association or Wounded Warrior Project.

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