Elwood Thomas HEWGILL

Elwood Thomas HEWGILL

HEWGILL ~ Elwood Thomas

Elwood Hewgill passed away peacefully on April 22, 2008 in Maple Ridge B.C. at the age of 92. Survived by his wife Cora, and their four children Denton, Vivian Kapusta, Ralph and Wayne and six grandchildren: Greg, Randy, David, Joy, Russ and Shannon. Elwood is the son of Victor and Ellen Hewgill (nee Lougheed), Elwood was born on August 20th, 1915 in Thornberry Ontario. Elwood was predeceased by his brother Emmanuel and two sisters Kathleen and Mary. Elwood served with the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1941 and 1946. The skills he developed with diesel generator sets continued to be his life career. He worked at Hoffars Diesel, Dietrich Collins and Cullen Detroit Diesel. He developed Hewgill Industries with the motto “No job too big or two small”. His next endeavour was to learn to paint watercolours. He became president of the West Vancouver Sketch Club and the Garibaldi Art club, as well as being active in the Arts Councils. Always volunteering, he powered the United Church Camp Fircom in the 1960 and worked to bring a new Art Gallery to Maple Ridge. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Alzhiemers Society.

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