SAINT, Everett Robert Russell
September 11, 1924 - January 30, 2018
"Dad's Favourite Chair"
Though its cushions are lumpy & frayed here & there,
no King's throne is finer than Dad's favourite chair.
Where Dad has relaxed with his family for years
and joined in their laughter & hugged away tears-
the chair where he listens with love in his eyes
to jokes & excuses &, yes, a few lies...
Where sometimes he sits while the rest are in bed,
with worries and hopes spinning around in his head,
& at times stays awake till the wee hours at night
to be certain some traveller arrives home at night.
The change from his pockets found under the seat
can purchase an ice cream or other fun treat.
If someone needs help with a problem they've got,
right next to Dad's chair is a very good spot...
It's a chair built for comfort - not stylish or grand-
it's arms hold the warmth & the shape of his hands...
the springs sag a little, the seams need repair,
but the love lasts forever in Dad's favourite chair.
Dedicated to my Dad now sitting
eternally in his favourite chair.
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Everett who went peacefully at Oak Terrace
in Orillia in his 94th year on January 30, 2018. He was born & raised in the Toronto & Bradford areas. He served in World War II but missed the last boat to head over seas. He has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Victoria Harbour since 2007.
Everett attended the University of Toronto & graduated in the Class of 1951 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, which lead to his joining of the Association of Professional Engineers in the Province of Ontario in July of 1952. He then worked for the Department of Highways, Manager of the Concrete Division, in North Bay and Kingston, which was then renamed The Ministry of Transportation & Communications where he retired in Toronto at the end of December of 1983. At this time, Everett was acknowledged with a certificate of faithful service for his 32 years from the Ministry of Transportation & Communication, along with 32 years of public service from the Government of Ontario. While living in Kingston, he went to Queen's University and obtained a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering in November of 1974. After his retirement, he discovered his passion for small engine repair which was shown strongly in his collection of sewing machines.
Everett is survived by his daughter, Anne Maureen, & will be sadly missed by his "grandkitten" Kiki, & "granddoggers" Dallas & Liberty. He is predeceased by his wife, Marion Wilma (ne: Ellis), & his parents, Russell Edmond Saint & Minnie Louisa (ne: Firth).
The world has lost a very resourceful, passionate gentleman. Cremation has take place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carson Funeral Homes – JH Lynn Chapel, 290 First Street, Midland (705) 526-6551.
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