The family of Peter Paul Ewanchook, aged 90 years of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan are saddened by his passing on Sunday, February 7th, 2021. Peter was born in Swift Current, SK on July 13th, 1930 to Harry and Catherine Ewanchook, with brothers Henry, James and Joe.
Peter finished his high school in Swift Current. There, he started working for the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) at the age of 17 as a call boy. He then moved to Moose Jaw to apprentice at the machine shop, and from there went on to the car department as a Carman. He was promoted to Car Foreman where he put in many night shifts. Peter was also the wrecking foreman in charge of the Hook when the railroad picked up their own mess after a derailment. He retired from the railroad in 1986 after 38 years.
Peter was a proud member of the Moose Jaw Elks for 60 years. During many of these years, he spent time with the Elks Minor Football program, which allowed many to play the game. Peter’s hobbies were many, including wood working, cabinetry, cooking and gardening, just to name a few. He dabbled in construction where he built the cabins and store for Loney’s Beach Resort at Buffalo Lake in the sixties. He was a perfectionist in all he did.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, James; and sons, Stephen and Kenneth. Peter will be missed by his wife of 66 years, Shereen; children: Dave (Barb), Roberta (Robert), and Debora; grandchildren: Stephanie (Matt), Rebecca (Robin), Sarah (Scott), Jay, Theo and their mother Wendy, Cheryl (Glen), and Honya; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Kenley, Lennox, Benjamin, Zoey, Tobias, Aurelia, Sage (Brooke), Koltin, Josh and Neve; great-great-grandchild, Maya; as well as partners in family and fun, Ed and Wendy Dolny.
See you later alligator!
May your tomatoes ripen on the vine
and your flowers bloom forever.
A Private Family Service will be held to honour Peter. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Peter’s name may be made to The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My heart felt condolences to Shereen & family! My thoughts & prayers are with all of you!
I always loved Peter’s wit & laughter, he will be always remembered as a Great Guy!
Our deepest sympathy to Bert & Bob and family.
Dear Shereen and Family – I am sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Shereen and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing but know that he will always be lovingly remembered. There are many special memories of fun times and some hard work along the way. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. With sincerest condolences.
Sincere condolences from the Gagnon family (neighbours since forever!) All the best!
Uncle Pete always made me laugh. His facial expressions when telling a story or joke was always memorable. He made the best chili ever, telling me the secret ingredients were not just for anyone.
My heart ❤goes out to his family.. sending long distance hugs.
Shereen and family,I am so sad to hear of Peters passing.The man sitting amist the plants and flowers,Old Father Time and the New Years Baby at parties.He had a special way to make everything good with a grin and a smile that can’t be beat.Even the shortest conversation you feel up lifted.Look after those who went ahead.
Condolences sent to all family and friends. Pete was a good and kind man and will be missed by many.
We are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing, we will always remember the fun that Pete and you had with mom and dad.
So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing… I so fondly remember the days we sorted all the Football Equipment, Jerseys, washing all at the laundromat near Pete and Shereen’s then enjoying the great food and fellowship that followed, very fond memories of a couple that were always so friendly and welcoming, God bless Pete, Take Care Shereen, John Bell
We are sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Our families had lots of fun washing all the Elks Minor Football jerseys and pants then eating Pete’s ice cream before it melted! Thoughts and prayers to his family.
So sorry to hear of Peters passing . He was a great guy and will be missed by us all . We do have a favorite horse race game that was hand made for us by Pete . We remember him every time we play the game. We will miss Pete.
Our Deepest Sympathy Shereen at this difficult time.