John Lloyd EwensJohn Lloyd Ewens passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at his parent’s home in Grand Forks ND of natural causes.
John Lloyd Ewens
John Lloyd Ewens passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at his parent's home in Grand Forks ND of natural causes. He was 23 years young and had lived in Grand Forks since 1995.
John was born April 19, 1989 at Saint Lukes (Meritcare) Hospital in Fargo, ND the son of Mark Edward and Jolie Ducorbier Loomas-Ewens. John attended Holy Spirit Catholic School in Fargo, then Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Forks through 6th grade. He transferred to Sacred Heart in East Grand Forks, MN where he graduated High School in 2007.
John worked at a few jobs in his young life, lastly as a technician with Restaurant Technology Services in Grand Forks. John is perhaps most fondly known by many young men and women who attended the American Diabetic Association sponsored "Camp Sioux". Diagnosed at 6 years of age with Type 1 diabetes, John blossomed at the Camp learning how to manage his disease. Through the years John touched many lives, learning much along the way. His youth belied his age and wisdom. Although he did not belong to any formal organizations John was esteemed by his peers, often sought out for his understanding and compassion. At the ripe old age of 8, he spoke to the Grand Forks Chamber regarding his experiences at Camp Sioux and how the ADA Camp changed his life.
Like many of this generation he was an avid gamer, evolving from the early Nintendo 64 platform through Game Cube and X-Box. He could spend many hours playing Halo with friends and family. John was a voracious reader, a lover of science fiction and fantasy; he built models of the Warhammer 40K series with his brothers. Lastly, John had a deeply spiritual heart, fully understanding that today is a gift not to be squandered but lived to its fullest. Friends, coworkers and former employers speak highly of John, of his giving and caring heart, his irreverent humor and his love of life. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
John is survived by his parents Mark and Jolie Ewens as well as 4 brothers: David Ewens - New Orleans; Daniel Ewens; Nicholas Ewens and Stephen Ewens, all of Grand Forks; grandmother, Catherine (O'Donnell) Ewens; grandparents, Robert and Letty (Bourgeois) Loomas all of Harahan, Louisiana.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Ewens of Harahan, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org) or Sacred Heart High School, (http://www.sacredheartegf.net/school/) or Holy Family-St. Mary's School, (http://www.holyfamily.k12.nd.us)
Mass of Christian Burial: 12:00 p.m. noon, Friday, August 17, 2012 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Friday.
Interment: At a later date.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)