John “Jack” Ramsden Eastwood passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospice in Guelph with his beloved wife and family by his side.  Dearly beloved husband of Frances (Thompson) for 69 years and dearly loved father of Janice (Guy) Beaumier, Mary Ellen (Paul) Derry and Carol (Bob) Steadman. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Andrea (Steve) Hogan and Marc Beaumier, Justin (Laura) Derry, Kendra and Cameron Derry, John and Ian Steadman and darling great granddaughter Lola Derry.  Predeceased by his parents Whiteley and Maude Eastwood, brothers Whiteley and Henry and sister Melba McCourt, and nephew Whiteley Eastwood and niece Susan (McCourt) Campbell.  John was born and raised in Ottawa. After serving in the RCNVR during WWII he retired as a Lieutenant in 1945 and returned to McGill University where he graduated in 1949 as a Chemical Engineer.  He then joined the Engineering Division of Imperial Oil in Sarnia in 1949. After working in various departments he retired in l986. He was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Canada. He was a long time member of Central United Church in Sarnia and served on numerous boards and committees.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren and the family times at his summer home in Maitland on the St. Lawrence River. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at The Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Friends of We Care ( or the Christian Children’s Fund or by donating at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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