SHANNON

SHANNON Mr. James ‘Ewart’ Shannon of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, November 14, 2005 in his 93rd year. Ewart was born in Red Deer and lived there until moving to Vancouver, British Columbia with his parents at age twelve. He returned in his late teens to Red Deer, where he resided ever since. While attending High School in Vancouver he participated in many team sports and excelled at baseball at the senior level. One of his fondest memories was the summer he pitched semi pro with Vancouver with the old Pacific Coast League. Ewart was always ready to share his knowledge and love of baseball and hockey and was a coach for several years in both the Red Deer Minor Baseball Association and Minor Hockey Association. In 1974, he was the recipient of the Red Deer Sportsman of the Year Award. His community spirit was also evident by his years as a Scout Master and his active involvement with the South Hill Community Association. Throughout his life he was always ready and willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. In the mid 1930’s, he worked for the provincial government as a power engineer but decided to leave that profession for an opportunity in the trucking industry in which he spent the next fifteen years. In 1956, he returned to power engineering and was subsequently Chief Engineer at the Deerhome Institution until his retirement in 1977. Ewart is survived by his two sons, Michael of Red Deer and Gary (Loree) of Medicine Hat, three grandchildren, James (Tracy) of Balzac, Bradford of Calgary and Stacy Lowe (Todd), also of Calgary, three great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ewart was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-eight years, Mildred in 2003. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. A Memorial Tea will be held at the First Baptist Church, 4310 – 39th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Ewart’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, P.O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6R2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”


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