Posted by Gian & Joanna Marcon/Cooney | 29-Jun-2021
Ewen was a great neighbour whose wit and helpful nature was always evident in our conversations and interactions. Ewen and Betty were the friendliest people who were stalwarts on Alderway Avenue for years - miss them both a lot. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.
When I joined the Brampton Police Department in 1969, Ewan was my Staff Sergeant. Later on when I was promoted to Staff Sergeant he was my Superintendent. He was the most professional and understanding supervisor I ever had. I learned you don't have to be hard nosed to earn respect and get the job done. He was a true gentleman and I feel honoured to have known him. I visited Scotland and brought back a small pebble from Glen Coe (site of the massacre of MacDonalds by the Campbells) and always meant to give it to him, but somehow always forgot. I still have the stone and it will serve to remind me of my years with Ewan (Nip). My deepest condolences to the family.
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Ewen. He was a true gentleman. I always enjoyed when he dropped by the PRPA and we would have a chit chat and some laughs. His smile and laughter were infectious. My sincerest and deepest sympathies to his family.
Posted by Eugene and Carolyn Strickland | 01-Jun-2021
Our sincere condolences to Ewen's family.
Remembering a day in 1967 when Chief Raike introduced me to Ewen as our new Constable. Ewen was pleased to find a fellow Scot, Ed Fenton, on the Force. From then on we all enjoyed a personal and professional relationship over the next 20 odd years. Ewen had a long and successful tenure with Brampton and the Peel Region Police rising from Constable to Superintendent. Many will remember his mentoring.
May he rest In peace and his memory be of comfort.
Deep condolences to the family. Ewen was my Super at 21 Div. He along with the late Super Banting was the driving force behind my heavy truck enforcement team in 1985-1986. Both officers backed my team to the hilt. Ewen was not one to back down when the issue was correct when faced with opposition from the political and internal areas . Our interpretation and solutions were as one. Aside from this, he was quiet, friendly, great sense of humor and deeply committed to the police family. His social activities belies the love and nature of this man. This man left this world a better place. RIP my friend. John Angi #490 Rtd
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our friend Ewen MacDonald. Aside from his many other accomplishments and love for his family he was also for many years an important member of Georgetown Highland Games Committee. Ewen was on our committee for decades and also served as the president. He and his wife Betty were always the first at the fairgrounds in their camper van and usually the last to leave. Even in his 70's and 80's Ewen was in charge of the field setup which he ran as an ex-soldier and police officer , with precision and efficiency. His dry wit, laughter and jokes will not be forgotten. His absence has been felt deeply by the committee and we will forever miss our friend. Our condolences go out to the family. At ease now soldier, at ease...
We would like to add our condolences to the many expressing the same upon Ewen's passing.
I knew Ewen during his distinguished career at Peel Regional Police. He had a continuing zest for life and an unbridled, often unrivalled, passion for policing. He kept us both amazed and amused with his phrasing and uncanny attention to detail each and every morning in our service-wide conference calls. I know there were more than a few times Ewen's accent befuddled our complete understanding, but we all knew he consistently had our members' and the service's interests as his core objective. Such commitment in an individual can be rare-with Ewen it was just the energetic standard he lived to. I am sure everyone who worked with, or for Ewen, will equally have fond memories of this very unique and proud man. He will be missed.
Rod and Linda Piukkala