| Fredrik Eaton |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||February 20, 2021 (Age 82)|
|Alma mater||University of New Brunswick|
Life and career
He was born in Toronto to John David Eaton and Signy Steffanson Eaton, and he was raised in the Forest Hill area. His mother was of Icelandic descent. He had three brothers: John Craig Eaton, George Ross Eaton, and Thor Edgar Eaton.
In 1962, Eaton received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick and started working as a salesman at Eaton's in British Columbia. From 1977 to 1988, he was the chairman, president and CEO of Eaton's.
He was Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1991 to 1994. In 1993, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick and served for two terms of five years.
He married Catherine "Nicky" Eaton and had two children: Fredrik D'Arcy Eaton, who lives in Toronto and is head of the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation, and Flora Catherine Eaton Coakley, who lives in New York City.
Eaton lived with his family in a townhouse in Toronto, and owned a country estate in Caledon, Ontario, a cottage on Georgian Bay, and a winter home in Florida. He was one of the most public members of the Eaton Family, and he attended social events and endowed many institutions philanthropically.
In 1990, Eaton was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for having "contributed to many aspects of Canadian life. Through his leadership in a variety of organizations, in fields as diverse as those of business, education, nature, health care and the arts, he is continuing his family's tradition of exemplary service to the public." In 2001, he was awarded the Order of Ontario for his "contributions in numerous areas including health care and the arts".
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1987||24 April 1987||26 April 1987||Italy|
|35th Bilderberg, in Italy, 106 participants|
|Bilderberg/1990||10 May 1990||13 May 1990||New York|
|38th Bilderberg meeting, 119 guests|
|Bilderberg/1996||30 May 1996||2 June 1996||Canada|
|The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada|