VINCENT EASTMAN

VINCENT EASTMAN, P.ENG In Toronto, on Monday, August 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Ruth Willey. Loving father of Mary, Tara, Greg (Jeannine), John, and Peter. Adoring Grandpa of Taryn, Kerri, Mark, Alyssa, Nicole, Hannah, Quinn, Caroline, Erik, Derrick, and Tristan. He will be sadly missed by his brother Bernard, Q.C. (Linda) and brother-in-law Dr. John Willey (late sister-in-law Mary). Predeceased by his brothers Arthur and Glenn. Born December 3, 1923 in Riverton, Manitoba, attended schools in Geysir, Riverton and Winnipeg. During WWII, Vincent served as an RCAF pilot from 1941-1945, attaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant, and becoming an "Advanced Flying Instructor" with the RAF. After the war, Vincent attended the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Later, he worked on the design of the radar nose assembly of the famed "Avro Arrow". In 1968, Vincent established Zesta Engineering Ltd., manufacturing and distributing "High Tech" electrical equipment and components. He had owned and operated the company with Head Office and plant in Mississauga, with branches in Coquitlam, Calgary, and Montreal. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to Poverello Charities, 203 Berkeley St., Toronto, ON M5A 2X30. For those who wish, online condolence may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

Funeral Home

Turner & Porter Funeral Directors - Butler Chapel
4933 Dundas Street West Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B6
(416) 231-2283

Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 7, 2013