Obituary of Timothy Robert MacEwan
Tim was born on January 20, 1963 in Sussex, New Brunswick, to Arnold and Betty MacEwan (Williston) of Pugwash, Nova Scotia. He grew up in Brampton, Ontario, and moved to Pugwash when he was thirteen years old, and helped build the family home. Tim moved with his family to Quesnel, British Columbia in 1992 and was a big part of the community for over 30 years. He worked for Smith Brothers Trucking, Keis Trucking, Rempel Sales, and the City of Quesnel (both at the jail and the arena, where he operated the Zamboni). As a property owner, he provided affordable housing to the community for many years.
Tim is survived by his parents, his children, Jason (Schyler), Robin (Steven), Mary, Justis, and Geillan. He is also survived by his siblings, Cheryl (David), and David (Nicole). He was a grandfather, “Downtown Papa,” to Keaton, Hugh-Bear, Betty Rose, and Benjamin. He also had an amazing partner, Anita Baziuk, who became an angel for both him and the family when he was diagnosed with cancer. He remained good friends with his first wife, Judy Martin, who was a profound support to him until the end.
Tim had many interests, hobbies, and skills. He was truly a jack of all trades - and a master of quite a few! He was a mechanic, a pilot, and a motorcycle racer, and could fix pretty much anything. He loved anything to do with machinery and heavy equipment - he was a self-proclaimed “tractor addict.”
He loved science fiction and outer space. He could chat it up with anyone, and he loved helping people. We lost him far too young, at age 60. He will be deeply missed and always loved.