May 29, 1935 - March 8, 2021
Public Visitation: with Social Distancing
Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Living Word Church International
218 Main Street,
Private Funeral Mass: Livestreaming Available
Friday, March 12, 2021 – 2:00p.m.
Ed was born on May 29, 1935 to Anton (Tony) and Anne Ewen (née Mertz) in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm in Carmel, SK, until their move to Osoyoos, British Columbia, to run an orchard. When Ed was 14 they returned, and he finished his schooling in Pilger, SK. In 1959, Ed married Frances Sobry and they raised four children: Dean, Scott, Coreen, and George, which resulted in 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Throughout Ed’s life he worked at the mine (in the kitchen), he was a small entrepreneur (running his moonshine business), and he worked as a farmhand which led him to his passion, which was farming. He farmed with his dad, beginning in 1960, and then for his last 33 years, with his son, George. At the age of 85 he was still out there combining. Ed was a problem solver and a determined, strong-willed man. If something broke down, he always found a way to fix it; sometimes in very unique ways, but they always worked! He enjoyed hunting and helping others. His motto was it is better to give than to receive and because of this he did a lot of missionary work abroad. He met his wife, Eva on one of his missionary retreats. Eva and Ed liked to travel, but their travels always included helping others. Even on their Mexico holiday, they would take a day out to help serving food at an orphanage. Ed and Eva enjoyed their annual trip to BC. Picking fresh peaches to share was a highlight. Ed loved to play his guitar, and was known as “Elvis of Burr” and sang at weddings, family gatherings, and weekly church services. An above average bowler, Ed spent many decades bowling at Kemway Lanes, in league bowling and competitions. He even bowled a perfect game. He always showed up the family at the annual Boxing Day Bowling Event. Ed always moved at his own pace, he was never in a hurry and enjoyed the little things in life. One of his favorite pastimes was to go for coffee and share his opinions and experiences with others. He enjoyed his country drives, which always led him home to the farm, his passion and his love. During his last few days, he said he should have went back to BC but farming was just too much fun. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Eva (Twum) of 12 years; Fran Ewen, the mother of his four children; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild: Dean of Burr, SK and family, Brandi (Wade) Poirier and children Jase, Brokk, and Thorsten, Christina (Tyler) Yost and son Rhett, and Dustin; Scott (Linda) of Humboldt, SK and family, Arlee Kopeck and children Austin (Amber) and son Tolken, Emilee and Holly, Jeremiah (Karen) Kopeck, Cameron and daughter Azalea, Kaylee (Matt) Topola; Coreen of Humboldt, SK and children Giles and Amesha; George (Gail) of Humboldt, SK and family, Chad Lummerding (Hayley) and daughters Stella and Sienna, Jillian (Keenan) Suer and daughters Avery, Oaklyn, and Quinn, Jenny (Nick) Pratchler and daughters Kenzie and Jessie and Josh (Hayleigh); his siblings: Irene (George) Campbell of Lumby, BC, Shirley McMillan of Wakaw, SK, and Darlene (Dolly) of Mexico; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Anne Ewen, sister Anita Doll, and brothers-in-law, Jerry Doll and Stuart McMillan.