Colonel F.F. McEachren,
CVO, CM, KStJ, ED, CD, ADC, MiD

SAC 1931-1937

Frank McEachren '37 (left) and son Gilbert '66Frank Flavelle McEachren attended St. Andrew's College from 1931 to 1937 where he won the Thorley Medal and the Charles Ashton Medal for English in Grade 13. He then attended Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Frank served in England and Sicily for four years with the 48th Highlanders Regiment during the Second World War and was mentioned in despatches. At the end of the War he was Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment and in 1977 was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel and the following year was Honorary Colonel.

He led a distinguished career in business with Eaton's of Canada and in the volunteer sector with numerous organizations. He was especially close to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, where his funeral was held.

He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1976, and invested Commander, Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 1978. Frank served for many years as Senior Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant Governors of Ontario. He served as President of the Toronto Symphony, National President of the Canadian Cancer Society, The Canadian Opera and other organizations. He served as a member of the Board of Governors at St. Andrew's College from 1954 to 1966.

He died in Toronto on March 31, 1995 after a lengthy illness and his portrait hangs in the Cadet Wing hallway.

Mention in Despatches

Awarded as per Canada Gazette and CARO/5718, both dated 26 May 1945.