It is with very heavy hearts that we, the family must announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother and friend, Eric Hewer on his 19 birthday, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Born on July 26, 2002, in Sydney, Eric was the beloved son of Terri Hewer and the late Glen MacDonald.
Eric was a kind lighthearted energetic young man that loved animals, especially his cat, Garfield, that he referred to as his son. Eric was a very hard worker and had recently relocated temporality to take a job in Ottawa in the construction industry, his lifelong dream was to become a Police officer, which he planned to peruse once he arrived back home in Cape Breton.
He spent many Mondays’ volunteering at the South Bar Fire Department, which Eric cherished and was so proud of. He was the type of person that loved helping others. Eric enjoyed fishing and off-roading with family and friends on his favourite toy, ‘Big Red’. He was also so proud of his truck, ‘The Old Girl’ in which he spent many hours shooting the drag listening to county music in, especially his favourite song, ‘Unwell’ by Matchbox Twenty.
In the short 19 years that we had, we were blessed to have him, Eric had such a big heart and has touched many souls. He will be greatly missed and cherished forever by his family and countless friends. We would like to end this with his favourite quote “Wooo! Let’s Go Baby!”
Eric is survived by his beloved mother, Terri Hewer; grandmother, Anna Hewer; younger brother, Aaron Hewer; older brother, Brendon Hewer and his wife, Michelle; nieces, Maddisyn, Hannah and nephew, Nathan. Eric is also survived by his girlfriend and best friend, Samantha Martin; aunt, Tracy (Robbie); cousins, Sommer, Jessie, Abby and Faith; also, especially close to Eric was his cousin/ brother, Lucas Weatherbee and uncles, Ryan (Alicia, Parker) and Kirk MacDonald.
Besides his father, Eric was predeceased by his grandmother, Julia MacDonald.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Eric Hewer will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Saturday, August 7, 2021. An “Invitation Only” gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with the “Invitation Only” Memorial Service to follow at noon in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Covid protocols will be practiced at the service. Live Streaming will be available on our website and will be broadcast “Live” at Centre 200 starting at 12 noon, as this will accommodate the many who want to join the Memorial Service as a group.
Donations in memory of Eric may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Missing you always
You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still.
In my heart I hold a place
That only you can fill.
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
A part of me went with you
The day God took you home.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hewer family, especially Terry and Tracy. No words can express what your family is going through, a life taken so soon. I hope you find strength and lots of happy memories of Eric, love you all.
From: Madeline Colson
Our sincere condolences to the Hewer family in the loss of a young brilliant life snuffed out at an early age. As Cape Bretoners and living here in the Capital City of Canada, our hearts ache because of this tragedy. We believe your loved one, dear Eric and friend, may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We pray that those responsible will be found, and that there will be justice. We leave you these biblical passages: Psalm 121 “I shall lift mine eyes unto the Hills, From whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” 1 Peter5: 7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
Rest in peace Eric.
May God give you all comfort and know we will all be there with a shoulder to lean on , God Bless
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Wendy, Brett and Cody MacIsaac
To Eric’s family……… I am so deeply saddened for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Eric a little over the last few years. Whether you knew him a little or a lot he had such great Charisma that made you feel like you’ve always known him. Such a respectful young man, always in a great mood with a big smile on his face. I’ve been following social media and it seems he touched the heart of everyone he met and knew. I hope knowing the effect he had on people gives you some peace in this time of sorrow. May God bless you all. R.I.P Eric.
Sorry to hear about Eric it’s a tragic loss my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the heart family at this difficult time in there lives a life taken to soon
We are truly sorry for your loss
My deepest condolences to my good buddy Eric’s family, Eric was such a kind soul, he truly will be missed 🤍
My deepest condolences to the Hewer family Eric/Stanley will be forever missed.
My Deepest Condolences to you and your family.Eric was a wonderful young man that would brighten any room up , Now light hevan up with your smile .Fly High Young Man. R.I.P.
So very sorry for your loss of Eric may he rest in peace.
Fly High Eric, watch over the boys as the continue on the journey till one day you will greet them again.
Condolences from the Stanfords to family and friends
so sorry for the loss of the hewer family , my thoughts and prayers are out to you guys🤍
My deepest condolences to Terri and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Eric.
Deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful son. So tragic. May all your good memories bring you comfort in the sad days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deepest condolances to your family on the loss of Eric.
I’m so sorry for your loss Hewer Family❤️
Terry and family. Darren Adams and I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your son .May god give strength and guidance to all family and friends especially Mom 💔
rest in peace eric, my condolences to the family and loved ones.
Still at a loss for words , fly high little cuz ❤️ I know your watching over all the boys till the end 🙏🏽 Condolences to the family
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Hewer family! God bless you young man and may you rest in peace!!!!!
I am deeply saddened by Eric’s passing. He was a fine young man who was always respectful and polite in my interactions with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincere condolences to the Hewer Family. May you feel a sense of God’s presence during this painful time.
this is so heartbreaking and tragic. Losing someone you love is not easy. My thoughts and prayers are with Eric’s family, friends and girlfriend. So sad and unfair. Rest In Peace Eric.
My condolences to the Hewer and MacDonald family god bless you all
We did not have the pleasure of knowing Eric but he was a very close friend of our grandson,Brayden.Our hearts are full of sorrow for your loss.As a mother,I can only imagine what you are going through.It is such a senseless tragedy .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May Eric Rest in Peace.
No words can ease your pain, my thoughts and prayers are with you Terri at this horrific tragic time, hugs
My deepest condolences to the family Eric was a true angel from god Rest In Peace
Terry I am so sorry to hear the passing of Eric. I know how important your family is for you. There are no words to be said that hat can comfort you at this time. Just know he is with the Angels and will always be with you
My sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest in Peace.
So sorry for loss prayers for the Hewer family at thiss time.
On behalf of the teachers at Whitney Pier Memorial we send our deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Eric. We were all so heartbroken to hear of this senseless tragedy. Eric touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He was such a kind, polite, respectful young man who brightened up the room with his charming smile. He will be sadly missed by all of his teachers. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.❤️Rest In Peace Eric.
Terri and family my deepest condolences for your loss. I am thinking of you all everyday. Eric may you Rest In Peace.
My condolences to Eric’s family. Eric spent some time with my kids down at our house and always came to their birthday parties. This was sad news for everyone and hits close to home for all the parents. There are no words. Prayers from Kandra. Tanner, Bobbie and Ceilidh
So sorry for your loss Terri….So heartbroken…keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers…Hugs to everyone
Heartfelt condolences to Terri and family. May you find comfort in your memories and strength in family and friends in your time if sorrow.
Terry and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son! My condolences and RIP Eric!
miss you eric fly high buddy i hope you see my uncle and papa and kiju grandmother meskey TO the ERIC HEWER Family ❤️ i remember him in high school he was really funny and when saw him he told me you make it out of high school i belive him that why i am here today thank to him because he save my life miss u buddy
meskey to his mom and his brother and his family…..