Freeman Stanley "Jack" Eaton
Well Known Kings County Resident Passes Away
Freeman Stanley "Jack" Eaton, proud life-long resident of Lower Canard, passed away peacefully in his 85th year, at home on Monday, February 8th, 2021. Jack to you, Dad to me, left this world in the same way he lived his life – quietly with dignity and zero fanfare. Dad was the youngest child of Stanley and Gwen Eaton and was predeceased by his brother Paul (Helen) and sister Constance (James Horsfall). Dad leaves behind his bride of 57 years, Verna Augusta (Bennett), much-loved daughter Deborah Ann and his adored son-in-law, Tom Chisholm, only grandchild and the incredibly loved Marcus (Teyana Haley) and great-grandson, Marcus Jr. Also missing their Uncle Jack right now are his nieces – Heather Horsfall (Don McKnight) and Karen Eaton (Lindsey Jacobs). We are a small but mighty little family. There was much love to go around and be shared. That love was shared with special "niece" Patricia Monette (Earl Monette), Richard Dempsey and his beautiful girls, Leah (Eric Johnston), Crystal (Rob Lennihan) and Tara (Kevin Ward). Family wasn’t always about blood relatives though. Also grieving are his Cuban family – Jose and Miladys Garriga and life-long friends, the Borden’s and the Stewart’s. Dad was a proud graduate of Nova Scotia Agricultural College, class of 1954 (Dad would want to point out right about now, he didn’t graduate from Dalhousie, thank you very much), and spent his career being engaged in the poultry industry on the property owned by Eaton’s for many generations, and retired 32 years ago. Mom and Dad travelled extensively, camped and had many fun adventures they shared together. Family and his community were the most important things to Dad. Above all of his accomplishments in life, Dad put the most value on his family and his community. He served both each and every day of his life. He was a member for 50 years of the Canning Lions Club and took great pride in the community service projects completed and was awarded the Melvin Jones Award in recognition of his work. Dad was also a member of the Pereau Baptist Church. Dad worked hard and made sure we were all well taken care of. He wouldn’t want us to be sad today. Please remember my Dad as someone who lived and loved quietly, honestly and with integrity. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private memorial is being held. However, will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m. on February 18, 2021. Giving back was very important to Dad (and me) so donations in Dad’s name to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the live stream or for on-line condolences and inquiries please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
Don’t let the sun set on your life, without having accomplished the dreams of your heart