I remember Eddie. He was a member of our congregation and he would sit in the back balcony of the church. When he shopped at our supermarket, he would give a tip to the young boys who took out the groceries to his car. (In those days packers took your groceries out to your car.) The boys would appreciate it. Eddie, I am sure remembered the early days when he worked and was generous with what he now had.
I also remember the year that I was living on St. Joseph's Island, near Sault Ste. Marie. I was teaching French in five schools of the Central Algoma Board of Education. The election returns were on the television. The race was tight. The first polls that reported showed Eddie's opponent in the lead. The television announcer said that Eddie was defeated. I couldn't believe it. Well, the pronouncement was made too soon. As more polls came in the results changed. In the end, Eddie Sargent was re-elected.