McEwen: Robert passed away on November 19, 2021 at Willow Creek Manor in Swift Current, SK. Robert leaves to mourn his passing his children Joyce, Jack (Glenna) and Wayne (Colleen); grandchildren Daryl, Lee, Shauna, Glen, Deven and Shayla; five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sister Eva; and brother-in-law Bob; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Edith; brother Lloyd; sister-in-law Jessie; sister Edna; son-in-law Don; brother-in-law Herb; nephew Jim; and niece Val. He was such a kind and gentle man. He turned 98 on October 4 and was born in Govenor, SK. Robert was the oldest of 4 children. In 1942 Robert was called in to War. He took his basic training at Camp Shilo in a Canadian Forces Base in Manitoba. At this time he contracted the German Measles. His Regiment was called Loyal Edmonton Regiment; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He was a Corporal in the infantry as a foot soldier in Sicily, Africa, England and the Baltic Sea. While he was in North Africa in 1943, he contracted Yellow Jaundice. While in Sicily, Italy he then contracted Malaria. They wanted Robert to be trained for MP and other officer ranks; but he didn't want anything to do with that. All he wanted was to serve his country and come home to be a farmer. Wow!! I am so in awe of his life!! This is what makes us proud to be Canadian; and we will never forget what our Veterans did to fight for this country!!! Such strong, yet gentle man, that fought for our country. Robert did road construction for different RM's including Maidstone and Loon Lake. He also had a Corral cleaning business, that took him all over Saskatchewan for about 15 years including Maidstone, Cadillac, Neville, Vanguard, Rosetown and Pense and retired in Swift Current. As most men do; they try to find a partner; and Robert met the love of his life; Edith at a dance in Loon Lake (where Robert was working at a Lumber mill). They married on August 20th, 1942. They then over the years had 3 children; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Edith passed away in 2005. Robert has led a very interesting and fulfilling life; he has put his mark on so many hearts over the years. He enjoyed Fishing, spending time at the cabin in Loon Lake, fishing up North, and visiting with friends and family. He was such a true man and gentleman. A very big Salute to our Veterans everywhere and to Robert McEwen for fighting and making our country what it is today! Donations in Roberts memory may be made to Willow Creek Manor - Memorial Donation 700 Aberdeen Street East Swift Current, SK S9H 3E3 or to Stars Ambulance 2640 Airport Road Regina, SK S4W 1A3. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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Willow Creek Manor
700 Aberdeen Street, Swift Current SK S9H 3E3
Stars Air Ambulance
2640 Airport Road, Regina SK S4W 1A3