June 18, 1942 - May 2, 2016
Alexander Lindsay Ewen was born to Wilfred and Ida Ewen on June 18, 1942, on the family homestead at Nobleville, Sask.
Alex attended Greenwater School until the family moved to Archerwill, where he completed his education. On this farm Alex had his favorite pony, Lucky Strike, and this is where his love of horses began.
School was not for Alex and at the young age of 14 he started painting elevators; a couple of years later, he moved on and started working on the diamond drills at the age of 16. Alex met the love of his life, Beverly Hunt, and they were married in 1964. He continued to diamond drill with Bev cooking at the drill camps until they decided to have a family. Alex and Bev decided to purchase a farm at McKague in 1967, where they would raise their family. Alex farmed for a few years but when the children were older, he went back to working on the diamond drills. When gravel was discovered on their farm, Alex bought equipment and semis to haul gravel. To add to his repertoire, Alex also logged and sawed lumber and built and sold the things he made with that lumber. Alex and Bev lived on the farm until 2003 when they sold the farm and moved to Tisdale.
Alex had many friends and enjoyed helping out family and friends when he could. He was a very generous man and would give the shirt off his back to whoever needed it. He always had enough and felt that others might need it more than he did. Alex was so proud of his children and grandchildren. If he was home, he rarely missed a hockey game his boys played and he always tried to make it to his grandchildren's events. His favorite things in life were going to rodeos, listening, singing and yodeling to country music, driving for hours in his semi, and attending family gatherings. Alex was always the life of the party! He will be remembered for his spontaneity - he would make big-ticket purchases on a whim or just show up at your door unannounced. He always kept Bev on her toes!
Alex was predeceased by his brother Lynn; his dad Wilfred; mother Ida; brother-in-law Ted Krzak; Bev's parents, Ron and Clara Hunt; and Bev's brother Willis Hunt.
He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 51 years; his daughter Shauna (Mike) Chegwin, children, Matthew Kimmie and Meaghan Kimmie (Christopher Rewniak); son Sandy (Carmen), children, McKenzie Ewen and Maverick Ewen; son Stacy (Michelle), children, Alex Ewen, Lyndon Ewen, and Tristan Ewen; sisters, Birdie Krzak and Judy (Stan) Revoy; brothers, Robert (Roberta) Ewen and Bruce (Elaine) Ewen; and Beverly's family, sister Eleanor (Stanley) Pacholik; sister-in-law Grace Hunt; brothers, Bert (Cheryl) Hunt and Bryan (Connie) Hunt.