Rev. Dr. Donald Gwynn Lewis

October 28, 2022
Don passed peacefully in his 95th year on October 28, 2022, in Red Deer, Alberta. Dad was born to Bill and Ina Lewis who farmed near Claresholm, Alberta.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years Isobel Lewis (Campbell), brother Wayne, and special companion Mildred Hoppins.
He is lovingly remembered by daughter Joanne; sons Jim (Hazel), and Glen (Beth); grandchildren Vic, Colin, Misha and Stephane; extended family; and friends.
From an early age, the land and creation were at the heart of his life view and theology. Dad’s creative spirit was evident in his writing and art.
He was ordained as a United Church Minister in 1963. He received his honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Stephen’s College (University of Alberta) in 1979.
With Isobel, he ministered in Alberta (Sedgewick, Lougheed, Merna, and Salem United) and Yukon (Whitehorse United). An active retirement, included ministry in Innisfail and Clive congregations.
Serving people and engaging with the community were central to Dad’s life. This included working with organizations like Rotary and serving as Canadian Legion chaplain in Red Deer and Whitehorse.
The Lewis family thank the Hamlets at Red Deer staff for their care and compassion. Dad, we thank you for the gifts of life and love.
A Celebration of Life service will be held and live streamed from Sunnybrook United Church, Red Deer, on November 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm.
A service is also planned for November 24 at Whitehorse United. Donations in memory of Don would be welcomed by a charity of your choice, Sunnybrook United Church, or The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s project to conserve the Yarrow grasslands in southern Alberta.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com


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