Richard “Rick” Easton

March 5, 1951 – May 31, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Richard (Rick) Easton who lost his battle with cancer on May 31st, 2019. Rick was born in Aldershot, England on March 3rd, 1951. He moved to Canada with his parents in 1960. His father joined the RCAF and Rick lived in various places in Canada as a base brat. Rick graduated from St. Thomas High School, Chatham, NB and joined the Canadian Air Force in 1969 as a communications research tech and later switched to base photographer. Throughout his career he was posted to Ottawa ON, Inuvik, NWT, Bermuda, St. Margaret’s, NB, Chatham, NB and Comox, BC where he retired opening a dive shop. Rick then went on to work various civilian jobs, one of which took him to Drumheller, AB for 8 years. Upon permanent retirement in 2016 he moved back to Courtenay and chose it as his final home. Rick loved scuba diving, his photography and camping. He and his wife Kaye and his faithful canine companion Charlie spent the last 2 winters camping in Arizona. Rick is survived by his wife Kaye Easton (Guyader), his son David (Texas), his brother Stephen (Courtenay, BC), his brother Tony (Sydney B.C.), 4 grandchildren, Cody and Brock, (Ontario), Brynne and Taryn (Texas) and 2 great grandchildren Tate and Wren (Ontario). He is pre deceased by his father Richard Easton, his mother Violet Easton, daughter Rikki Anne Easton. Private family arrangements. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory would be appreciated.


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