Albert Eatock was the loving and beloved father to Rhae Jaworski (Timothy) and Jason Eatock (Myriam Roux). Fond step-grandfather to Raquel and Dillon Jaworski (Nayiri Apkarian). Dear uncle and great-uncle "Bert" ("UB") will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and their families. Albert will also be missed by numerous friends, bridge partners, and past colleagues. Albert was born in Toronto to the late Meta and Harold Eatock, and was younger brother to late Clare (Ruth) and late Bob (late Irmgard), and older brother to Bill (Pat) and Peggy (late Stan). Albert will be sadly missed by Peggy, Bill and Pat. Albert earned a degree in Professional Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business. Although, Albert's career was mostly with the government, where he took an active role writing policy, one of his proudest career accomplishments was his work on the Avro Arrow. In his retirement years, Albert designed and built a beautiful home on the Muskoka River in Bracebridge and was fully able to enjoy his life, with his much adored cats, by: eating chocolate, drinking weak tea, playing bridge, reading by the fire while listening to classical music, gardening in his Tilley hat, taking photos of flowers and birds, making wine, walking in nature, enjoying the company of his neighbours and their dogs, and hosting family and friends (with crepes for breakfast, homemade apple pie and cherry tarts and Chinese food from a local restaurant for dinner). However, his true passion in retirement was crafting and selling wooden rowboats and electrical boats. Albert was well-known in Muskoka for his skillfully crafted wooden boats, and participated in many arts and crafts shows with other talented artisans. His fee for delivering a boat was lunch. We remember Albert for his kind-hearted nature, intellect, quiet warmth, sardonic observations, and vitality. As Albert would say, "Hang in there." Private cremation has taken place with plans for a celebration of Albert's life at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, a donation in memory of Albert to the Humane Society, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or The Salvation Army would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Published in Muskoka Region News on Feb. 11, 2021.