EAGLES, Lewis John
October 1, 1927 – May 11, 2007
Lewis John Eagles of Comox, B.C. peacefully passed away in the cradle of our home. Predeceased by his wife Dot; parents Nellie and Edward; daughter Sandra Lee Eagles (Widmaier); sons John Samuel, and Raymond; brothers James, Raymond, and Thomas; sisters Madeline, Mimi, Mabel, Louise, Margaret and Linda.
Survived by loving family: brother Henry Eagles (Eleanor) and sister Geraldine McEwen both of Saint John, N.B.; daughters Shirlee Bell (Rick) of Listowel, Ontario and Linda King-Eagles (John) of Comox, B.C.; son Ron Eagles (Bev) of Comox, B.C.; nephews Bruce Eagles of Chemainus, B.C. (daughters: Jennifer and Chelsea) and Brian Eagles (Sandy) of Cobble Hill, B.C. and numerous other nieces and nephews; grandchildren: Leeanne, Brad Kennedy (Lisa), Thomas Kennedy (Shannon), Edward Kennedy, Ben King-Eagles (Meghan), Michael Eagles (Shari), Darrell Eagles (Jody); great-grandchildren: Nathan Williamson, Kiera Ford, Owen Kennedy, Lily Kennedy, Kendra Eagles and Jayden Eagles.
Louie was born in Fairville of Saint John, N.B. After serving five years with the Black Watch in the Korean War, he returned home as a heavy equipment operator building roads. Later, he became a professional spray painter where he worked in many parts of Ontario. In 1968 he moved to North Vancouver, B.C. where he worked delivering liquid propane. In 1972 he moved to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. where he again operated heavy equipment at Elk Falls pulp mill until retiring in 1992. He enjoyed fishing the many lakes and streams of New Brunswick and the Comox Valley. Louie and Dot were also avid gardeners. Louie can best be remembered as a fellow with a smile on his face, happily whistling a tune, and a strong arm to help any soul. He spent his last few years enjoying his grand and great-grandchildren. Louie is now together with Dot tending the Lord’s garden and fishing the odd stream.
“From the breath of clouds emerge the great eagles soaring effortlessly.
As they come to rest upon the sacred crest of the earth.”
~ Our father is home ~
A family memorial will be held on May 31, 2007. flowers are gracefully declined, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.