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1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild
Tom Stewart
Gone Home - August 8, 2016
Behind the titles of President, Chairperson, and Guildmaster, was a Scouter who never lost sight of his commitment to the youth of the Scouting Movement—which started in 1947 as Cubmaster with the 43rd Vancouver Pack.

Throughout British Columbia, Tom Stewart has represented Baden-Powell Guilds in the very best way. He has never hesitated to take on roles that have required leadership skills and the ability to “get the job done”.

Tom joined the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild in 1994. In 1998, he took on the role of Guildmaster and held that position until 2003. During this time, while the Guild had an active average membership of twenty-five, Tom’s priority was the recruitment of new members to ensure the
continuation of the Guild.

Perhaps, Tom’s most challenging Guild venture, was organizing the 2002 ISGF conference and welcoming former Scouters and Guides from all around the world to the beautiful University of British Columbia campus.

In 2004 with a new 1st Guildmaster in place, Tom turned his efforts to the B.C. Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guilds and served as Vice-President, President, and Past-President.

2007, Tom Stewart’s 60th year of Scouting service, was highlighted when Tom received the Bar to the Silver Acorn from Scouts Canada. The membership of the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild will sincerely miss Tom Stewart’s contributions and his dedication to the programs and activities of all Guilds and, most importantly, keeping alive the spirit of the Scout Promise and Law.
--Beverley Carl

Tom Stewart receiving the Baden-Powell Guild Award with Commissioner Eleanor Oakley

F. Millar Ewing

44th Guild St. John’s Newfoundland

Born: August 10th, 1929

Passed on: September 6th, 2017

Mr. F. Millar Ewing of St. John's Newfoundland has 'Gone Home'. He has joined his beloved wife Minnie (Trickett) 1933-1988, his sister Phyllis Pike and friend Eric Larkin. Leaving to mourn his son Geoff (Yvonne), his daughter Karen (Carol), his grandchildren Grayson, Scott, Kate, Rachel and Marlee and his partner in life, Heather Anderson. Millar leaves many beloved nieces and nephews to mourn his passing as well as many friends, including Elsie Larkin. Millar is fondly remembered by Grayson's mother Iris and Scott's mother Paula. Millar Ewing was a gentle man who touched many lives through his volunteer work and his capacity to give to others. He retired from Memorial University's Department of University Works in 1993. Prior to this he worked with the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Red Cross setting up the blood program and serving as Commissioner from 1962-1966. Retirement brought new challenges for Millar and he took this time to hone his woodworking skills, creating beautifully crafted and finished woodcraft for family and friends and for charity. Millars' volunteer and community service spanned his entire life, and he will be remembered with great appreciation for all the great things he was able to accomplish with his quiet determination. He worked with the Bowring Park Foundation in the creation of the amphitheater, the Pippy Park Commission, St Luke's Home, The Salvation Army Advisory Committee, the Newfoundland Safety Council, the Quidi-Vidi, and Renne's River Project, the 3F group, the Red Cross, the Cardiac Rehab Group and many years of work as Warden, and Serviceman for St Mary's Anglican Church and the Scouting movement. Millar received the Order of the Red Cross for exceptional service and the Silver Wolf, the highest award conferred to a civilian in Scouting for service of the most exceptional character of National significance. Of late he was awarded the Caring Canadian Award by the Governor General of Canada. Millar's family is grateful to the staff at Tiffany Village for the exceptional care Millar received there. Also the staff at the Congestive Heart Clinic who worked tirelessly with Millar to ensure he enjoyed a healthy life. Your work with Dad was greatly appreciated. A special thank you is extended to Mac Butt who ensured that Millar's transition to Tiffany was an easy one, we are forever grateful. Millar was a gentle man of exceptional character and integrity and a man of great faith. His presence will be dearly missed. Millar Ewing has most certainly 'Gone Home'. We will meet again, else what's Heaven for? Family and friends will gather at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service will be held at The Anglican Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland, on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 11 am with interment to follow at The Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted by St Mary's Anglican Church, or a charity of your choosing. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.barretts.ca.