Obituary for Sandy Easton
Easton, Alexander “Sandy” (4th Degree Wallaceburg Heart K of C – Council 2102, Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br #18, Wallaceburg)
Passed away peacefully, at his home in Port Lambton, with his family by his side, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the age of 80. Sandy is the son of the late Beulah (Marshall) and William Easton. Beloved husband of Janice “Jan” (McKim) for the past 58 years. Loved father of Laurie Zimmer (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Katie Vilaranda (Sidney), Joey Zimmer (Alexis) Nick Zimmer and great grandfather of Dean Vilaranda. Dear brother of James Easton (Diane), Mary Anne Dick (late Jack), Jennifer Nightingale (Bill) and the late Bill Easton.
Sandy was a lifelong teacher and administrator, having spent over 35 years in the education system in Strathroy, Chatham-Kent and Huron Perth. He was a proud Assumption High School and Western University alumni as well as obtaining his Supervisory Officers Certificate from the Ministry of Education in 1975. He was also the youngest Superintendent in Ontario at the age of 35. Sandy began his teaching career in Wallaceburg Ontario, teaching at the local high school, he then took a position as principal of Our Lady of Immaculate in Strathroy Ontario, afterwards moving on to the Assistant Superintendent of Programs in Huron Perth. He then had the opportunity to move back to his hometown of Chatham to become a Superintendent of the Kent County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, eventually becoming and ending his career at the Director of Education of the Kent County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, now the St. Clair Catholic District School Board respectively. You could always see him and his boat, the ‘Copacetic’, cruising down the Snye or at the legion on Fridays with his inviting smile and infectious laugh. His passion for his community was felt strongly with his activism in many organizations throughout his life including the Knights of Columbus, Wallaceburg legion, Sacred Heart Parish, and more. Sandy had a talent and ability to not only share his profound life experiences but also share those of others. He was a compassionate storyteller and instrumental in the longstanding legacy sharing the WW2 veterans stories each Remembrance Day. Family and friends were gold to Sandy and he cherished each and every one of them that he had. Family and friends are invited for visitation at the HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg, on Tuesday from 2 – 6 PM. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2 PM. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Lambton. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, reservations are recommended and may be made by clicking here > signup.com/go/KZJUDAL < or by calling the funeral home. Masks and social distancing are mandatory. If desired, remembrances to the Bluewater Health Foundation, the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health Foundation, Petrolia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home 519.627.3231. Online tributes may be left at www.CavanaghFuneralHome.caJuly 31 2021 Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Sandy Easton July 31 2021..cavanagh funeral home
Décès pour la Ville:Wallaceburg, Province: Ontario