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Born: Jul 26, 1952

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2017

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CALVIN (CAL) GUS HEWITT July 26, 1952 - August 3, 2017 Peacefully, on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Health Sciences Centre, Cal quietly slipped away to a better place, at the age of 65 years. Left to forever cherish Cal's memory are his mother Margaret Hewitt; sisters, Carolyn Sigfusson and Pam Gorman (Kelly); brother-in-law Robert; nephews, Mike Sigfusson and Matt Sigfusson (Sam and children, Jack and Lucy), as well as niece Amy Sigfusson. He was predeceased by his father Norm in 1981. Cal grew up in St. James and attended St. Paul's High School and Silver Heights Collegiate. He continued his education at Red River Community College where he became certified as a Journeyperson Painter and Decorator. He enjoyed transforming homes and business spaces and always took immense pride in his work. Cal was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #1 and felt privileged to put on his uniform and carry the flag in Remembrance Day Parades. Although he lived a life of his own, Cal looked forward to spending Christmas Day with his family every year. It was his opportunity to share "tall tales" with the kids and to watch them grow into adults. His love for them was undeniable. He always went home with a full belly and heart...and leftovers to be shared with his less fortunate friends. Perhaps the happiest years of Cal's life were devoted to helping his dad build the family cabin at Bird Lake in the late 1960s. Many summers were spent bonding over beverages while "discussing" the next project to tackle. Anyone who signed up to help throughout those years is sure to have a hilarious memory of their "work" weekend. Those memories are evident in and around the cabin to this day and the stories will continue to be shared with future generations. We know Norm and Cal are reliving those moments now, as they watch over us. May they rest in peace together. A private family service will be held at a later date. We would like to acknowledge all of Cal's caregivers and the staff at Health Sciences Centre who assisted in managing his declining health over the past few years. Also, a special thank you to Cal's longtime buddy, Dave Leronowich, for being available to him and the family through the final difficult days. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 "Life doesn't just happen. It is defined by your choices."

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Cal was my class mate at Silver Heights Collegiate. We did several class projects together. One of our favorites was the Tom Soyer full scale on the river ptoject. Another of four favorites was the filming and acting of the OX BOW INCIDENT. That was done on 8 mm film . That unfortunately , we lost and communication over the years. He was older than me back then , but was always nice and friendly to me and others. Great memories of high school and he was part of it. To young to leave us and not being able to see him one last time. - Posted by: Peter Kastellanos () on: Oct 18, 2017

  • I give my deepest condolences to the family...Cal was a very dear friend to me and my family and will be sadly missed.. we had many years of laughter and good times.. he was a wonderful artist and i have the pleasure of owning one of his beautiful paintings.. with deepest sympathy... Hudson and Smith family... - Posted by: () on: Aug 14, 2017

  • Our condolences to Margaret, Carolyn and Pam and their families on the passing of Cal. How often I remember the "kids" dropping by the office and the joy they brought. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Norm; father and son together. - Posted by: Sylvia and Norm Cassie (Worked with Margaret at the leg.) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • Margaret, Carolyn, Pam and families, We were saddened to read of Cal's passing. Memories of Cal - those many family dinners filled with laughter...the family cabin - every memory is a snapshot taken with the heart ....they are never lost as they become an album of beautiful and cherished moments that live forever - a loving remembrance of someone special. May these memories help you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Bev, Don, Calla and Greg - Posted by: Bev and Don Potter, Calla and Greg Lofvendahl (nieces of Grace Ronnander) on: Aug 12, 2017

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