EWERT, Milton George

Milton Ewert

Milton George Ewert was born June 12, 1919, in Herbert, Saskatchewan, to Klaas and Katie Ewert, the oldest of two children. At an early age Milton prayed with his parents to accept Christ as his Saviour. He studied at Herbert Bible School, at Prairie Bible Institute, and after marrying Esther Schulz in 1944, they attended Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute in Winnipeg. Returning to Herbert, Milton served as assistant pastor of The Tabernacle that became a major center for large missions conferences. 1954-55 Milton taught at Swift Current Bible Institute; 1955 the family moved to Moose Jaw where Milton worked in sales. From 1963 to 1978 he pastored churches in Carnduff, SK, Vanderhoof, BC, and Ponoka, AB, served as Western Region Chairman of the Associated Gospel Churches (AGC), and taught one year at Millar Memorial Bible Institute. In 1978 Milton and Esther moved to Calgary where he worked at MacLeod Bros. Mens Wear until retirement in 1989. While in Calgary he helped lay the groundwork for several new AGC churches and led seniors’ Bible study groups through First Alliance Church. In 2000 Milton and Esther moved to Three Hills to be near family, and in 2004 to the Golden Hills Lodge. Esther passed away in 2008 and Milton moved to the continuing care wing of the Three Hills Hospital in 2013. On August 9, 2018, he passed peacefully into the presence of His Lord and Saviour. Milton is survived by: son Reg Ewert (Three Hills), daughters Gwen (Mike) Klontz (Spokane, WA), Christine Ewert (Calgary, AB), Patricia (Doug) Burletoff (Alberta Beach, AB), grandchildren Jason (Laura) Ewert (Three Hills, AB), Rachele (Ron) Unger (Calgary, AB), Ben (Krista) Ewert (Chalfont St. Peter, England), Philip (Charissa) Phillips (Three Hills, AB), Jeremy (Gracie) Klontz (Spokane, WA), Jolynn (David) Smith (Spokane, WA), Caleb (Linda) Klontz (Spokane, WA), Cara Mills (Albuquerque, NM), Alex Abdulla (Vancouver, BC), and 29 greatgrandchildren. The family thanks the staff at Golden Hills Lodge and Continuing Care for their unflagging devotion in their care of Milton. Words cannot express how much we appreciate you. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 -11 am at the Kneehill Funeral Services Chapel, Three Hills. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, Three Hills, AB. Donations may be made to AGC or Ponoka Church of the Bible, 3704 – 42 St., Ponoka, AB T4J 1A7. Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd., Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111.