Austin Allan Eade

Born: Thu., Jun. 14, 1928
Died: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 28, 2020
Location: Island Funeral Home


11:30 AM Tue., Jan. 28, 2020
Location: Island Funeral Home

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In Loving Memory of
Austin Allan Eade
June 14, 1928 to January 24, 2020
Austin Allan Eade, dearest friend and loving husband of Helen. Beloved father of David Eade and Robert Eade.  Dear friend to many fellow adventurers.
Austin was born and raised in Little Current, and at 15 set off to start working on Great Lakes vessels, such as the Midland Prince, the Outarde, the Franquelin and many others. After several years he found employment with McLean-Hunter and spent 27 years there as a linotype operator and then proofreader.  
He retired at 49, bought a sailboat, which he named  “Haweater” and spent nine winters in the Bahamas doing charter cruises. He then returned to Little Current to care for his aging mother, got married, became a father for the second time and has resided here ever since.  
Austin was a true Haweater.  He loved this beautiful Island His greatest pleasure in the summer months was to walk along the docks with his dog Peaches, and entertain people with tunes on his harmonica, while extolling the virtues of Manitoulin.  

He was a truly colourful character. He loved walking and he loved riding his bicycle (until he was 86). He loved the water, Great Lakes vessels, sailboats, and antique cars. Throughout his lifetime he had bought and sold over 150 cars, but his pride and joy was his 1926 Studebaker Big 6 Roadster, which took part in many parades.
He was a happy wanderer who traveled twice across Canada, throughout the States and Mexico, as well as parts of Europe and the UK. He knew every country lane on the Island, and enjoyed Sunday drives and picnics. He was an avid reader who could converse on any subject, and a great storyteller.  

Austin just loved seeing new places and made friends wherever he traveled. He loved life and lived it fully and deeply. He was a good man and will be fondly remembered by all whose lives he touched along his journey.

Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home
Funeral Service
on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11AM
with Rev. Paul Allard officiating.

Donations to the Centennial Manor Auxiliary, Little Current United Church and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for all charitable donations

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Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Dear Helen how you will miss him, but oh how lucky you have been to have had so many good years with him and to have had your precious son. May all of the good times comfort you now as he has found his rest. Hugs and prayers Rick and Gail

Diana Peltier
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Dearest Helen and Dave, my deepest Sympathies to you both. Austin was a jolly fellow who always had a smile when I seen him and was often heard whistling a tune. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love for you both - Diana

Linda and Tony Rosato, Doreen Houle
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Dearest Helen and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Norma Hughson
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss of Austin, he will be missed.

Jane Cooper
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
Dear Helen
Thinking of you & wishing you strength, peace & many fond memories of good times you shared with Austin. I remember the fun times Bob, my 2 boys & I had visiting you - the kids sleeping in a tent outside, our long walks & discussions. You were a wonderful loving wife. I know Austin will be missed.

Sharon Bentley
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
Helen my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I remember Austin for 2 things, waiting for you in his car after church and chatting with him on the boardwalk by the post office. He was a wonderful man.

Sue and Bev Gordon
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
Dear Helen and family, I am so sorry to hear the news that your husband passed away. You were such a loving and caring wife to him. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. Sincerely Bev and Sue Gordon

Jackie and Tom Cunning
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
Sorry to hear of Austins passing, thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Jackie and Tom Cunning

Maria and Roger Rousselle
   Posted Mon January 27, 2020
You and David are in our thoughts as you grieve and go through this difficult time. Even though you are parted, your love for each other will remain in your memories. Know that I am only a phone call away if you need anything or just want to talk. Condolences to you both.

Connie Ferguson
   Posted Mon January 27, 2020
I am sorry for your loss, you will miss him.
I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
Sincerely, Connie

Dianne Musgrove
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
Dear Helen and family, my deepest condolences and prayers for you during this time of loss. I was honoured to sit with him during his last night and know he has gone to his reward in Heaven and will always be watching over you in the days ahead. In my prayers

marylee and john skurdelis
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
Dear Helen and David, Very sorry to hear this morning of Austin's passing.Your many visits with my mother after Dad died were so important to her and helped keep her spirits up.Sincerely, Marylee and John Skurdelis

Gale Fenton
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
Dear Helen and family, my deepest condolences. It was always a pleasure chatting and catching up with Austin and yourself on my many visits back to LC. You both were great neighbors and friends to my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven has gained another angel.

Terry Fenton
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
Helen and family
My sincere condolences. I wish you strength and fond memories during this difficult time. It was always comforting to see Austin greet my family and I after a long trip home to Little Current. He will be missed.

Carrie Forrester
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
Helen and David,

Years ago I was at the CNE in Toronto with a friend and happened to spot Austin in an antique car parade. I waved and called out and he quickly invited us to pull out the rear jump seat and join him for the rest was of the parade. It was, I learned, a typically Austin thing to do - fun, spontaneous, kind and generous. That’s how I’ll remember him. Sending you love and sympathy,
Carrie Forrester (Nola’s granddaughter), Wolfville NS

Chris Bousquet & Abbie Drolet
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
To Helen, David and Bob - condolences to your families, Austin was a gentleman and kind neighbour. Sorry for your loss.

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