On May 12 Dad went home to be reunited with his mom Annie (Wilson) and dad Arthur Jewell. Dad was born on November 29 1924. He had one brother Stan (Jean) Jewell and two sisters Winnie (Len) Crombie and a baby sister Jean who passed away as an infant. Dad grew up doing what he loved, fishing, exploring the river, and watching hockey. When the war started he joined the Canadian Navy and proudly went overseas to help serve his country. Serving on the Corvette HMCS Hespeler. When the war ended he came back home and bought a home in Ayr where his parents could live. That is where he met Joan Hallam. The two were married in 1955 and his family expanded gaining a sister-in-law Ellen (Alvin) Poll, brother-in-laws Reginald (Janice) Hallam and Lance (Joan) Hallam. Mom and Dad bought a home and started their family Robert Jewell (deceased), Catherine (Jim) Fleischhauer, Gary (Susan) Jewell and Barbara (Gerry) Morton. In 1968 the family bought a tent trailer and we travelled summers coast to coast from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. Dad took us hiking, fishing, and swimming. Creating lasting memories. Through the years their family kept growing, 14 grandchildren David (Tammy) Jewell, Paul Jewell, Brad (Marilyn) Jewell, Renee (John) Strong, Bobby (Courtney) Jewell, Jeremy (Rachael) Morton, Jenn (Shawn) Claridge, Christopher Morton, Sherri (deceased) Fleischhauer, Amanda (Spencer) Dale, Allison (Gus) Jewell, Sarah Jewell, Ivan (Ashley) Biarozkin, Irina Berezkina Great grandchildren Dorian, Hanna, Emily, Nico, Lydia, Liam, Grace, Olivia, Hudson, Hailey, Pearson, Kyra, MacKenzie, Kel Great-Great grandchildren Milo and Violet. Working hard all his life, 56 years at Taylor Tool. Dad was a life long member of St. Ambose Church. Delivering for the St. Vincent De Paul until he was ninety. He was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
"A ship in the harbor is safe but that is not what ships are built for" John A.Shedd