McEwan, Gavin

McEwan, Gavin

December 24th, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by family at University Hospital on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Alice for 63 years and loving father of Ann McEwan-Castellan (Ray), Lynn McEwan, all of London, and John McEwan (Carol) of Westminster, Colorado. Predeceased by infant daughter Deborah Eileen (1967). Loving grandfather of Jessica McEwan (Chris Feasby), Mitchell and Lindsay McEwan. Sadly missed by sisters Joan Moneypenny (Maurice) and Margaret Haddow of Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as nieces and nephews in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Australia. Gavin was born in Belfast to Gavin and Anne (Wilson) McEwan on May 24th, 1929. He was active in Boy’s Brigade and played semi-professional soccer. He came to Canada in 1952 and went back to marry Alice (Worrall) on December 12th, 1953. Gavin worked for General Motors in Canada and the United States for over 42 years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, Rotary and Probus in his retirement and the company of good friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial Service will be conducted at RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH, 695 Riverside Drive, London, on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gavin are asked to consider Riverside United Church (reNEW Fund) or Neurosciences (c/o London Health Sciences Foundation).

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Brenda AllenI fondly remember working with Gavin at General Motors. He was a kind and thoughtful man. Sincere condolences to Ann & Ray and the rest of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill & Linda BeckleyDear Alice and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. I knew Gavin for over 50 years starting from the time we both lived in Scarborough. He was a great friend and colleague and he will be sadly missed.
John and Doris KingdomTo Alice and family, Our condolences on the passing of Gavin. His support of PROBUS and kindness and consideration to members of the club made him a well respected member of the club. He will be missed.
Pat LaveryGavin was a wonderful, generous, and intelligent man who was highly thought of by his fellow Rotarians in London West. Always thoughtful, kind, and quietly hard-working, he was a definite asset to our Club. Rotary was important to him, and fellowship was easy for him, as he followed the foundations and tenets of Rotary International. He will be sadly missed by his friends and fellow Rotarians, for his quiet humour, his thoughtful approach to issues that our Club encountered, and his dedication to his Club and its members. Pat Lavery
Sharon Jamieson (nee Walton)I have known "Uncle" Gavin and his family my entire 58 years. He was a great and kind man. He and his family had an immense and positive impact on my life. He is part of many of my life's happiest memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this sad time.
Pam HoustonOn behalf of my family, I want of offer our sincere condolences to Alice, Ann, Lynn, John and the entire family. Gavin and my father were both Irish imports that became Canadian neighbours, friends and colleagues at General Motors. Gavin was quick with a smile and so kind-hearted. We shared many happy "family" holidays together with him and his lovely family. May warm memories of him comfort you all.
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