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MCEWAN, Janet Benson

March 5, 1934 — March 12, 2023

Janet passed away peacefully on March 12, 2023, in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 89 years.

She is survived by her three children Bobby (Debra) McEwan, Jan (Ian) Duncan, and Gary (Joan) McEwan; grandchildren Steven Duncan, Jordan McEwan, and Benson McEwan; sister Betty Bennett, and her children Jean and Alexander (Eileen); and her great-nieces and nephews Kellie (Brian), Paul (Mel), and their children Katie, Lewis, Melissa, Gemma and Luisa.  She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Jean.

Janet grew up in Bargeddie, Scotland, where she lived with her parents and older sister. Every Friday they would all go to the pictures, which she always enjoyed very much. Janet married and moved to Glasgow, where she worked as a seamstress in the Philcote Factory, and for a time ran a family owned newsagent. Janet immigrated to Canada in 2005 making her home in Kelowna, BC.  She was a member of the Kelowna Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Janet loved line dancing and also took up yoga at the age of 85.  She was an active and keen gran, and shared her seamstress skills with all her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Child Advocacy Center.

A Memorial Service will be held on FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM (PDT), at MOUNTAINVIEW CHURCH, 271 Snowsell Street N, Kelowna, BC.  Interment will follow at 1:00 pm at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.  If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service.  The Livestream link will be posted here when it is made available.


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM (PDT)


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The service for MCEWAN, Janet Benson is scheduled for FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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271 Snowsell Street N Kelowna, BC


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  • Debra Mauro says:

    Dear Gary, Joan, Ben and Jordan:
    There are no words that can express our sorrow. We feel so very Blessed to have known Gran. Truly, she was a joy to be around; we are so very Thankful for our Sunday dinner memories. Her unconditional and deep love for the four of you cannot be measured. She was a true Matriarch. She will be missed. We Pray that God holds your broken hearts gently in His hands. We are keeping you in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    With love,
    Tom and Debra

  • Glenn & Shannon Barnes says:

    Gary, Joan and family, we are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. From the few occasions we met her, we remember her as being a very warm-hearted lady with a wonderful sense of humour and a most beautiful smile and accent! Our condolences to you and your entire extended family. Glenn & Shannon

  • Andrea van Niekerk says:

    Dear Gary, Joan, Ben and Jordan,
    We didn’t know your mum but we are so sorry for your loss. We hope you are comforted by the wonderful testament to her life at this sad time. Lots of love, van Niekerk family

  • Mo Bayat says:

    Dear Gary, Joan, Ben, Jordan, and the rest of the family
    Although I never had the pleasure to meet Janet but knowing Gary well, I can envision that Janet must have had a big heart full of love, passion, care, positiveness, community commitment. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    My thoughts are with all of you in this difficult time. God bless Janet’s soul.
    Mo Bayat

  • Gerald and Janine Goertsen says:

    Gary, Joan, Jordan, and Ben,
    We are so sorry for your loss! Please accept our condolences as you journey through this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gerald and Janine

  • Jeff and Cindy Chipchase says:

    We were so saddened to hear of your loss Joan and Gary. I always enjoyed chatting with “Gran” at the bus stop. What a special lady. I loved her spunk. I remember how she was with Ben and what a special bond they shared. Our sincere sympathy to your family. Gary, Joan Jordan and Ben. 💙

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