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Owen Heber Hewitt

Owen Heber Hewitt

Passed on: February 2nd, 2014

(July 21, 1946 - February 2, 2014) - Born July 21st 1946 in Barr'd Islands, Fogo Island; passed peacefully away after a brief illness on February 2nd 2014 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls. He is predeceased by his father, Heber; mother, Minnie; brothers, Harry and Ayris, and sister Mabel. He leaves behind with very fond memories his loving partner of nearly thirty years, Jane Earle; brothers, Benson (Wilhelmina), Gerald (Marjorie), Reverend David (Shirley); sisters, Madeline (Walter Vaters), Golda (Rex Hopkins), Marlene (Reverend Robert Rowlands), Maisie (Robert Willis), Christine (Harvey Pike). He also leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who will sorely miss him. Owen lived his life to the fullest but was happiest when he shared his special joy of living with others. On many occasions, and especially during his annual birthday celebrations, he brought us all together. His house in The Cove was a centre for frequent socializing, where friends and relatives felt free to drop in unexpectedly and were always welcomed generously with food and drink. He will also be remembered for his sometimes mischievous sense of humour, which remained with him until the end. Owen was a graduate of Memorial University and a life-long teacher, having spent most of his teaching career on Fogo Island. Upon retirement from teaching in the Newfoundland & Labrador system, he spent the last ten years or so teaching in Nunavut and Northern Manitoba; in fact his last teaching stint was at Kugaaruk until Christmas, 2013. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit, Fogo Island East, on Friday, February 7th 2014 at 2 PM. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to Owen's memory is invited to make a donation to the St. John the Evangelist Cemetery Fund, Barr'd Islands/Joe Batt's Arm, or to a charity of one's choice. No flowers by request. Online condolences may be made by sending an email to: fogoislandfuneralhome@gmail.com. In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone, Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,In the bleak midwinter...- Rossetti.

"Requiescat in pace"




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