John Craig Eaton II
Family and careerEdit
In his youth, Eaton attended Upper Canada College. He started working in the family business at Eaton's in 1954, becoming a director in 1967 and being appointed Chairman of the Board in 1969. The company went bankrupt in 1999 and was purchased by Sears Canada, which also subsequently went bankrupt.
He is a supporter of Ducks Unlimited Canada and served as its president from 1990 to 1991. Eaton served as Chancellor of Ryerson University from 1999 to 2006. In 2000, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of Ontario Parks.
- Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
- Doctor of Commerce, honoris causa, Ryerson University (D.Com.)