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Fredrik Stefan EATON
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FREDRIK STEFAN EATON June 26, 1938 - February 20, 2021 Fredrik Eaton, of Toronto, OC, OOnt, Silver Jubilee Medal, Hon. LL.D. (University of New Brunswick), Hon. Litt.D. (Queens University Belfast), Citizen of the City of London, died at home in Caledon, peacefully, surrounded by his family, aged 82. Married 58 years to the love of his life, Catherine Howard (Nicky) Eaton (nee Martin). Loving father of Fredrik D'Arcy, and Flora Catherine (Rob). Devoted grandfather to Signy, Robert, Fredrik, and William. He loved his family, Friends, and good humour. Businessman, diplomat, philanthropist, author. Passionate hunter, fisherman, conservationist, mariner, aviation enthusiast, and patron of the fine arts. He lived a full and happy life. Chairman, President, and CEO of the T. Eaton Company, Ltd. Director of the TD Bank, Baton Broadcasting, Masonite, The Toronto Telegram, Abitibi, Canada Packers, Norcen, Trizec, Hollinger Inc. Chairman White Raven Capital Corp, Bill's Dollar Stores, Choctaw Maid Chicken, Tops Friendly Markets. High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Chairman Toronto General Hospital, Canadian Museum of History. Chancellor, University of New Brunswick. President Art Gallery of Ontario. Director Bata Shoe Museum, Honorary Director Royal Ontario Museum, Founder and Trustee of the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation. Honorary Lieutenant 78th Fraser Highlanders. President Toronto Club, Restigouche Salmon Club. Chairman of the Canada Club, London. Member Long Point Company, Griffith Island Club, Caledon Mountain Trout Club, Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, York Club, Lyford Cay Club, Mill Reef Club, Loxahatchee Golf Association, Devil's Pulpit Golf Association, Caledon Ski Club, British Military Museum, Ontario Heritage Foundation, The 1001 - A Nature Trust (World Wildlife Fund), Rare Bird Society, The Polite Society, Fellow Royal Society for the Arts. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Eaton Chair of Medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Advancement, would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
We appreciated when he came to visit our store at Bayshore, Ottawa.
Réjeanne Fournier
Significant Other
February 25, 2021
I had the pleasure of working at the Cornwall Centre store in Regina and Fredrik was always so approachable and always took the time for a small chat. I still have many of the Christmas cards that we as employees would receive. Thank you for the great memories and the true family spirit that was in all of the stores in Canada. Rest in Peace
Tyler Wolfe
Coworker
February 25, 2021
It was my great privilege to have been given the opportunity to know & work for Mr Fred & the Eaton Family for over 40 years. Please accept
my sincerest sympathies.
Marlene Josiak
February 25, 2021
My Grandmother was able to work with him at Eaton Store.
Annice Altpeter
Coworker
February 25, 2021
Dear Nicky, Catherine and Fred,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Fred is home now with pain and suffering behind him.
With fond memories of times shared and heartfelt condolences,
Gwen
Gwen Whittall
Friend
February 24, 2021
Mrs Eaton, Catherine & Fred,
Mr Eaton will be missed up on The Bay. It was always entertaining seeing the interesting and creative water and aircraft around McBrien island. One of my fondest memories of the Eaton fleet is of Volunteer gracefully cutting through the waves into a fresh NW breeze. May he rest in peace with the wind across his stern.

Robert French and The Lewises of Turning Island
Robert French
Neighbor
February 24, 2021
Mr. Eaton was a true gentleman and treated myself, and all employees, like they were truly members of the T.Eaton company/team/family. I loved my time with the company and have good memories of Mr.Eaton’s visit to my little Huntsville store. We were all blessed to have known him and my prayers are with the entire Eaton family.
Celeste Nickle
Coworker
February 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy for my friend Nicky and her children. Though we have lost touch over the years I want her to know that my thoughts are with her in this time of sadness.
Gail Whitaker Thompson
Friend
February 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Klaus Bower
Acquaintance
February 23, 2021
Nicky, Catherine, Fred, so sorry for your loss. I’m glad I got to talk to him a couple of years ago when I was in Toronto.
Ann Prendergast
February 23, 2021
My sincere sympathy to Nicky and family.
Nancy Beatty Huddleston
Nancy Huddleston
Friend
February 23, 2021
Dear Fred,
Rest in peace.
With Love to Nicky from cousin Nancy
NANCY EATON
Family
February 23, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Nicky, Catherine, Frederik D'Arcy and his grandchildren. Canada has lost an accomplished and valued son.

Frederik Eaton and I served on the Board of Hollinger together and he always supported me in doing the right thing no matter what. This could not have been easy for him, given his long friendship with Conrad. His integrity and willingness to speak up in favour of the right thing to do
never wavered. He was unique in that.

Frederik was a man of accomplishment and style. I had the privilege of a last conversation with him a couple of weeks ago and his reaching out to me was something I will always treasure.

It was a privilege and a pleasure to have known and worked with Frederik and I will miss his humour and his generous nature.

Maureen Sabia
Friend
February 23, 2021
Such a pleasure to have met Fred and Nicky over tea. I am offering simple condolences and prayers for the family with this loss and such a great loss for so many. Rest In Peace.
Sharon DeAlexandris
Acquaintance
February 23, 2021
On behalf of the Ristigouche Salmon Club, its members and staff, it is with great sorrow we send our deepest sympathies to the family. Mr. Eaton was a treasure and we certainly will miss his presence here on the Restigouche River.
Ristigouche Salmon Club
February 23, 2021
Mr. Eaton was a Trustee and later Chair of the Board of the Canadian Museum of History, when I served as Corporate Secretary and Director General of the Canadian War Museum. He cared deeply about the management and staff of both museums, and was constantly supportive in our efforts to achieve success. It was an honour to work for him, and to later call him a friend. I will miss him always.
Mark O'Neill
Friend
February 23, 2021
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Michael and Diane Hasley
February 22, 2021
A great man, just lovely to be around. Fred never, ever seemed to forget a name. He would walk through the store and know everybody - except the new employees, and he would introduce himself. My fondest memory is of him not trusting me to hook up a new turntable (I did) and him trying to convince my mother that she should like Billy Joel (she did not). Great guy. Sincerest condolences to Nicky, Fred, Catherine and grand children from the Prendergast family.
Alan Prendergast
Family
February 22, 2021
It was an honor and a privilege lto know Fred. Our times with Fred and Nicky will always be precious to us. Our condolences to Nicky.
General and Mrs. Walter E. Boomer
Walter E. Boomer
Friend
February 22, 2021
My condolences. Judith Pigott Hendry
Judy Pigott Hendry
Friend
February 22, 2021
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband Fred. Fred was on the Board of TD Bank at a time I was Senior Officer there and we had a very good relationship which continued on after his departure from the Board. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Urban Joseph
Friend
February 22, 2021
Fred was a great asset to Canada and contributor to Canadian society. He was an outstanding example for those who follow in his footsteps. It was a pleasure being able to know Fred. Condolences to Nicky, Fred, and Catherine and the grandchildren. Rest in Peace
Nicholas Walker
Friend
February 22, 2021
I had the privilege to serve as the RCMP Liaison Officer when Mr.Eaton was High Commissioner in London. He was a true gentleman and also great fun to work with.
Robert Paradis, Supt.(retired)
Friend
February 22, 2021
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Pat and Gordon Gray
February 22, 2021
Fred was a truly remarkable man. I loved being in his company and sharing his interests and his humour.
He will be greatly missed by so many people that he touched with his generosity. My sincere sympathy goes to Nicky and family.
Kathy Crossgrove
Friend
February 22, 2021
I am writing this on behalf of my brother in law, Ken Borutski. He started in August 1961 in the camera department at Queen and Yonge.
He worked until the Eaton Centre closed. He received his diamond ring. Fred always stopped and chatted with Ken when making his rounds. Ken sends his sincerest condolences to his family.
Rinn Borutski
Coworker
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