Memorable Manitobans: Leonard Asher Easton (1941-2005)
Born on 14 June 1941 to Molly Chechik and Hymie Eisenstein, he studied optometry and opened his own practice in the Boyd Building in Winnipeg in 1977. Beyond caring for his patients’ eye health, he was also known for his interest in them as people and for his thoroughness and compassion as a practitioner.
He enjoyed athletics, and in his youth participated in sports at Sir John Franklin Community Centre and played football with his friends at Blossom Park on Wellington Crescent. Especially fond of curling, he and his team won the Manitoba Curling Championship in 1969 and competed in Canada’s championship tournament, the Brier. Later, he helped coach a youth soccer team in his community. He also enjoyed attending Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bomber games, golfing, family road trips, and playing guitar and singing.
He died at Winnipeg on 6 May 2005 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. With his wife Shirlee Fruman (divorced), he had two children.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 2005.
Leonard Ashton Easton, Easton Family Tree, Ancestry.
“Dr. Leonard Easton, Optometrist,” The Jewish Post, 10 November 1977.
This page was prepared by Lois Braun.
Page revised: 2 January 2022