December 4, 1935 – January 30, 2020
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our much-loved Husband, Father, Brother, Papa, Great-Papa and friend, called home by his Heavenly Father on January 30. Leonard will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Shirley, son Trevor (Karen) Ewert, daughter Tracy Monique (Kelly) Bauer, grandchildren Tyler, Kelsey, Kirsten Ewert, Amber (Danton) Davis, Brooke (Cole), Chanelle Bauer and great-granddaughter Addilyn Davis. Brother Willie (Verna) Ewert, Sister Linda (Mark) Hoffman. Nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Leonard was a kind, caring, and gentle man. He will be remembered for his involvement in the church as a gifted sound man, his volunteer work with Telecare. His love of playing hockey as a senior. His 25 years of singing with the Richard Eaton Singers and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. As well as his 35 year career as a Radio Technician Supervisor at CBC.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, at First Church of God, Edmonton, Alberta.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Leonard Ewert, 85, on Jan. 30. Originally from Saskatchewan, Ewert worked in the oil patch for several years before enrolling in the Radio College of Canada in Toronto. After graduation in 1961, he travelled to Edmonton to look for work when he received two calls on the same day offering him a job. One call was from CKBI Prince Albert and the other from CBC Radio in Edmonton. Ewert would take the CBC job and stayed with the public broadcaster for 35 years, retiring as Radio Technician Supervisor. In addition to working at CBC, Ewert was a 25-year member of the Richard Eaton Singers and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Broadcast Dialogue, February 27, 2020