Obituary of Marlene Hewson
HEWSON, Marlene - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Marlene, in the arms of her children on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the young age of 59 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Roland ‘Beatle’ Hewson (February 2000) and loving partner of late Aaron Jones (April 2002). She was the proud, loving mother of her three children Nicholas, Dee-Anna and Andrea (Cody Morin). Honorary Mom of Donna-Faye McCabe-Saccorotti. Fun, loving Grandma of Hailey (Jeremy), Nicole, Karissa, Amelia, Albert, Chloe, Adrianna, Isaac, Rylan, and GG to sweet Addison. Predeceased by her loving parents Harry and Dianne Jones, and first grandchild of the late Kathleen and the late Louis Syrette. Marlene was the oldest, most protective big sister to Kathy Jones-Pine (Tim), Lana Jones (Dave Foster) and Michael Jones (Jenny Sayers). Sister-in-law of Randy Boyer (Eulalia), Dale Tegosh (Charla Souliere), the late Dana ‘Jiggs’ Tegosh (Donna), the late Reg ‘Moose’ Tegosh (late Elaine Solomon), Kevin Tegosh (Darlene), Jeff Hewson (Kim Joseph), Lorrie Belleau (Guy) and the late Robbie Hewson. Daughter-in-law of the late Clayton Hewson & Grace Boyer. A very special Auntie and Great Auntie to many nieces and nephews. She shared her love of the bush, camping and fishing with special friend Scotty Evans. Special niece of Timmy Syrette (Darlene), late Edward Syrette, late Mickey Syrette (Jay), Charlotte Zack (Darren), Elaine McDonagh (late Tony), late Paul Syrette, late Susie McCabe (Doug), Colleen McCabe (Orville) and special childhood friend to late Marcel Syrette. Marlene was a long standing and valued member of the ‘Bored,’ and will be greatly missed by her girlfriends, Dolly Syrette and Shelley ‘McGub’ Busawa.
For over 30 years, Marlene served her community of Batchewana First Nation in many capacities. She was the Economic Development Officer for 25 of those years, promoting self-employment, business development/entrepreneurship opportunities and was a strong advocate for band membership. After retiring in 2018, Marlene served one term on Band council, where she practiced a holistic approach to building a stronger and healthier community.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations to ARCH, the SAH Cancer Care Fund, or Tracy’s Dream would be greatly appreciated. www.northwoodfuneral.com