Robert Blair McEwen M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S. (C)
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March 4, 1929 – March 19, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dr. Robert McEwen on Friday March 19, 2021 at Marianhill, with his family by his side.
Bob to family, friends and colleagues was the beloved husband of Mitchie Ann McEwen (nee Carleton) and proud and loving father of Karen McEwen, Pembroke; Heather McEwen, Renfrew; Blair McEwen (Gail), Enniskillen; and Lesley McEwen-Barnes (Scott), Renfrew.
Cherished Grampa/Boppo of Meagan Gerein (Kurtis), Katharine McEwen, Mikaela Barnes, Carlin Jackes and Joshua Barnes. Proud great-grampa to Greta Gerein.
Robert was the youngest child of the late Dr. John and Margaret McEwen, Carleton Place and was the last remaining sibling of his family. Born in Carleton Place, Ontario, Robert met his life-long love Mitchie in Montreal, Quebec where he attended medical school at McGill University. In 1955 they moved to Pembroke where they raised their family and Robert began his medical career as a family physician, and later as a general surgeon and obstetrician after completing further training in Montreal, Quebec and Cook County, Illinois.
The family extends a sincere thanks to all the staff at Marianhill and the Pembroke Regional Hospital for their kindness and care shown to Robert over the past four months.
As per Robert’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place.
A wonderful man – brilliant mind, a gifted physician who spent a career in service to others, and great sense of humour, which he demonstrated in his day to day living, spending time at his cabin fishing or hunting and winters in Florida – more simply put, a sweet disposition and gentle soul who showed such grace, perseverance and determination in the last months of his life.
In memory of Robert donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Murphy Funeral Home Pembroke.