It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Easton announces his passing on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jim was born on June 1, 1947 to Jack and Barb Easton in Rainy River, Ont., moving to Fort Frances, Ont. as a young boy.
He graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1965. Jim then went on to Superior State University, where he graduated with a teaching degree.
He was married to Donna (Tighe) on Aug. 15,1970, then relocated to Boissevain, Man., where they raised their family.
Jim loved to teach; he taught at Boissevain School from 1971 until 2004 when he retired. He especially liked coaching football.
He enjoyed many sports, including hockey, golf, curling, and ball, and especially loved to watch his grandkids play their sports. Saturday night usually found him watching his beloved “Leafs.”
He liked to “coffee” with the guys and keep up on all current events. He also loved family gatherings and enjoyed sitting on the deck in the sun.
Jim was predeceased by his father, Jack, in 2004 and mother, Barb, in 2010.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Donna; daughters, Jana (Dean) Bartley of The Pas, Man. and Patti (Ryan) Bell of Brandon, Man; and his five grandchildren, Jaiden and Rylan Bartley and Taylor, Dustin, and Jordan Bell.
Jim also is survived by his sister, Dawn (Lorne) Hayes of Atikokan, Ont.; sister, Cindy (Hal) Fjeldsted of Kirkland Lake, Ont.; brother, Bill (Jeanette) Easton of Fort Frances, Ont.; and sister, Laurel (Al) Basaraba of Fort Frances, Ont.; sister-in-law, Leslie (Ray) Armit of Fort Frances, Ont.; sister-in-law, Joan (Tom) Hailey of White Bear, Mn.; brother-in-law, Greg (Susan) Tighe of Fort Frances, Ont.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Jim’s life on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Boissevain Curling Club.
If desired, in memoriam donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Boissevain Golf Club, P.O. Box 989, Boissevain, Man., R0K 0E0, or a charity of your choice.