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"LON" 2004 Obituary


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LONSBERRY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-06-23 published
Ivan John EADIE
In loving memory of Ivan John EADIE who passed away on May 24, 2004 in his home in the Warsaw area.
On May 21, 1925, Ivan John EADIE was born in Little Current, Manitoulin Island, son of the late Mary SIM and John Garnet Eadie. Ivan grew up and was educated on Manitoulin Island before going to work on the Great Lakes with Patterson Steamship Lines. After a few years on the boats he enlisted with the Mercant Marine and later joined the army, serving overseas during WWII. On December 6, 1947, he married Barbara Phyllis PAYNE on Manitoulin Island. They moved to the Warsaw area where Ivan went to work for General Motors in Oshawa, retiring as a press operator in 1982. After retirement, he and Barbara spent a great deal of time doing charity work, especially with the children, and over the years fostered several children. Barbara passed away on April 2, 1993. When Ivan was younger he played a little hockey and enjoyed hunting and fishing. While living in Little Current, he had been a member of the Manitoulin Legion Branch 177. For 11&1/2 years he was the President of the Warsaw Legion Branch 511 where he was a Charter and Life member. Ivan received much love and enjoyment from his own family and all the children he had helped over the years. Ivan is survived by his children Judith HENDREN (Howard), Arlene WEBSTER (Don), Jay EADIE, Debbie HORN (Bob) and Jackie Moore (George), siblings Ruby CHAPMAN, Margaret LONSBERRY, Kathy PURVIS, Joyce BROWN, Ted, Orville, Jerry and Melvyn EADIE, 13 gandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and many foster children. Predeceased by his parents Mary and John EADIE, wife EADIE.
The memorial service was held at the Warsaw Legion on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 1 pm with Reverend Peter Bishop officiating. Interment held at Saint Mark’s Cemetery followed by reception at the Warsaw Legion.

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