Dr. Charles Albert Eaves 1908-2006  


Dr. Charles Albert Eaves - Wolfville Nursing Home, formerly of Upper Canard, Kings Co., passed away July 2, 2006. Born February 21, 1908 in Liverpool, England, he was a son of the late Frank Albert and Amy Elizabeth Eaves. He emigrated to Canada in March 1926 and in 1932 received his B.Sc. from McGill (MacDonald College). In 1933 he attended Cambridge University on an I.O.D.E. Overseas Scholarship before returning to McGill to receive his M.Sc. degree in 1937. On October 25, 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. For over 40 years he was engaged in fruit storage research with the Canada Department of Agriculture and was a pioneer in research on Controlled Atmosphere Storage and the effect of mineral nutrition on post-harvest quality.
Following his retirement, Dr. Eaves also established post-harvest physiology laboratories in Yalova, Turkey (1972-73) and in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (1973-74) for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He is survived by daughter, Elizabeth (Dalzell Browne), Wolfville; and son, Dr. Allen (Dr. Connie) Eaves, Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Lori-Dawn) Vancouver, B.C.; Neil (Jola), Warsaw, Poland; Rene, Montreal, Que.; David, Ottawa, Ont.; Sara (Jefferson Terry), Vancouver, B.C. He has two great-grandchildren (Martin, Warsaw; Lisa, Vancouver). He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Margot Vernon Smith on February 23, 2003, and brother, Frank Edward Eaves, who died following the First World War.
Dr. Eaves served with the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Artillery) from 1939 to 1945 in the United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean area and Continental Europe. He also served in the West Nova Scotia Regiment (Militia) from 1950-61 and served as Commanding Officer 1957-60. He was active in the following organizations: Chairman, American Society of Horticultural Science; President, Canadian Society of Horticultural Science; President, Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology; Director and Fellow of the National Council, Agricultural Institute of Canada; Honorary Life Member, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Fruit Growers Association; Member, Acadia University Senate; Past President, Kings County Historical Society; Chairman, Kings County Municipal School Board; Kentville Gyro Club; and KenWo Golf Club. The family would like to thank the staff of the Wolfville Nursing Home for their thoughtful care and compassion.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 7, at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Port Williams, Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations in memory of Dr. Eaves May be made to the Canard Conservation Trust Fund, Nova Scotia College of Agriculture, P.O. Box 550, Truro, NS B2N 5E3 or any charity of your choice. The trust fund was set up by Dr. & Mrs. Eaves to provide a graduate and an undergraduate scholarship each year for students of Kings County focusing on environmental studies related to agricultural practices with particular reference to dyke land preservation and the general conservation of soil and water reserves.


Source: The Chronicle Herald
  Tuesday, July 4 2006