Edward Joseph Cwynar was born Feb 17, 1937 in the family’s home and raised on a farm in Glenavon, SK. Third born of 7 children.


He attended Campion College in Regina for grades 11 and 12. He enjoyed playing the guitar and his passion was the fiddle. One of his favourite memories recalled was playing in a band with his brothers.


He was a skilled tradesman, a welder during the installation of the Trans-Canada Pipelines across Canada. After many years, travelling on the road for work, he retired at 70 and made his home in Moose Jaw. His retirement years were spent unscheduled with walking, biking, soup making and driving to visit family and friends. He enjoyed his sister’s home cooking and playing his fiddle for hours of enjoyment. At 85, he was still taking bike rides when he had an accident, changing his address to the beautiful grounds of Chateau St. Michael, where he rehabilitated. Walking again, enjoying sunshine ice-crème, and his six grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter he looked forward to meeting.


To all he was known as kind and gentle. His was a great steward of all he was given. He lived simply to be healthy and honouring others. He had no fear of death and was ready to meet his heavenly family and home. He passed away peacefully at daybreak on June 01, 2024.


He is survived by his daughter Penelope “Penny” (Dalton) Barr; grandchildren Jacob, Tegan (fiancée Whitney Klassen), Emmy; great grandchildren, Sirocco, Isabeau, Eddie and Johnnie; daughter Deborah (Ken) Harrison; grandchildren Annie, Jussie (Ben) Hnatiuk; great granddaughter Gigi, Katie (Jonah)Waldner.


He is also survived by his sister Julie Aquin; brothers, Allan (Donna), Tony (Arlene) and sister-in-law Pearl Cwynar. His many nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by his parents Annie (Stopanski) and Michael Cwynar and brothers Andrew, Joe and Stan.


Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Chateau St Michael the last three years for their caring hearts.


A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan St., Moose Jaw. Father Nestor will preside. For those wishing memorial donations may be made to the Riverside Mission or the Salvation Army.


Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).  Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director