ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ann Ewen 76 years old , born on July 14, 1943 and passed away on November 29, 2019. We will remember her forever.

Ann will be lovingly be remembered by her children, Deborah Jaques, Christine McNamara, and Kathleen Lane (husband: John Lane); six grandchildren: Peter, Courtney, Matthew, Kaitlyn, John Jr, and Christopher; her sister Dorothy Cashman; her brother James; and friend Michael.  Ann was predeceased by her parents, Ann and James. She will be laid to rest at Ocean Memorial Park. 

At the height of World War II, Ann Ewen was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1943 to James, Petty Officer in Royal Navy, and Ann (née Barrett). She was baptized August 1943 at Oatlands St. Bernards Parish Church. During the war, Scotland would suffer air raids and bombings, leaving towns of Scotland, such as Glasgow, a wasteland of crowded tenements with no industry. It was this condition, the Ewens sought a better life outside United Kingdom. Moving from Scotland to Australia and back to Scotland, the Ewens journeyed to America through Canada to begin a new life in 1955. 

It was in America that Ann and her sister, Dorothy, began a new life with their parents. Moving south from Canada, they would settle in Brooklyn, NY with thousands of other immigrants looking for a new and better life. It was in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn that Ann and her family made home. In November 1962, Ann married Charles McNamara and had three children: Deborah, Christine, and Kathleen.

Ann began another phase in her life, moving to Staten Island, NY in 1970. In 1979, Ann started her 27-year career with Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels as a toll collector.  Over the years, she worked tirelessly as a union representative; protecting employees’ rights and benefits. It was during a union meeting on Friday, February 26, 1993 at World Trade Center North, that Ann would suffer minor injuries from a truck bomb detonated by terrorists. She retired in 2004. June 2000, Ann became a United States Naturalized citizen. 

Ann enjoyed her retirement shopping, spending lunches with her daughters, and going out with her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jake, and Christopher. 

Ann will be missed, she made her children and grandchildren her priority, and losing her will leave a hole in our hearts. 


Posted by Kathleen Lane on August 26, 2020
I'm sorry for those in your life who could not, refuse to, and did not respect your wishes after you passed.
Posted by Kathleen Lane on July 15, 2020
Miss you.
Posted by Deborah Jaques on July 14, 2020
Happy Birthday Mommy, you are missed everyday. We celebrated your birthday with the three of us hanging out. You were there with subtle signs when we visited you, butterflies, dragon flies, cardinals, blue skies and a gentle breeze. It was the perfect day, except you were missing. Love you always and always and always.
❤❤❤
Posted by Dottie Cashman on July 14, 2020
Happy Birthday Sis! Miss you, wish I could have made that birthday call this morning. Time seems to slip by quickly but you will always be in my thoughts. Listening to the radio and Rod Stewart came on singing Maggie May reminded me of you. I know he was one of your favorites. Your three beautiful daughters miss you. They are strong young ladies. You did a wonderful job raising them. Jim and I will always be here for them if they need anything. ❤❤ loving you forever...see you again my sweet sister..
Posted by Christine McNamara on July 7, 2020
And at the end of your journey you were surrounded with love. The strength we showed was borrowed from you. You never wanted anything from us, you only wanted everything for us. For us to be happy, for us to be loved, for us to be taken care of, always for us.
I love you
I miss you
Posted by Christine McNamara on July 5, 2020
In the depths of depression and addiction I tried to push you away. Not wanting you to see me at my worst. The thing is, you only saw my best. When I didn’t have the strength, you gave me yours. When I didn’t want to take another step, you took my hand and walked with me. Talked about silly things so I didn’t think about the next step and the step after that.
See? That wasn’t so hard. No, no it wasn’t hard because you were there with me. Thank you
I love you
Posted by Christine McNamara on July 4, 2020
Mom I miss you so much. I pick up the phone to call you then realize you’re not there. You spent your life taking care of those you loved. You gave us all your strength and love. Everything life threw at you, you stayed strong. Till the end you worried about us.
Holding your hand all night long so you could sleep. You telling me to come into your bed, sleep next to you.
A strong and independent woman, that’s who you are.
I love you
Posted by Deborah Jaques on July 3, 2020
It is so weird visiting you. I expect signs that you are around like cardinals and butterflies and I get a quiet peacefulness where my mind can wander. You'll be happy to know, the strength we once got from you, we get from the combination of the three daughters you spent your life taking care of. We all love you and miss you everyday, some more than others. Love and kisses always
Posted by Kathleen Lane on July 2, 2020
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile

Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun

Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day

Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay

And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best

by Mosiah Lyman Hancock
Posted by Kathleen Lane on July 2, 2020
Days go by and things still are not "regular." There are factors (or people) who keep peace for coming into our lives again and I only hope they see in themselves their unbearable wrongness. Debbie, Christine, and I are closer than ever, which is what you wanted more than anything. So rest easy now, no more pain. Love you.
Posted by Deborah Jaques on July 1, 2020
Dear Mommy,
It has been 7 months and 2 days since you left us. The smiles are returning but all too often my heart aches for you. The world has become crazy and I think your front row seat in Heaven is preferable to your chair in front of the tv. I thank you for being the best Mom in the world, you did so much for us and in the end you made sure we were taken care of. I am sorry in the end we couldn't do more for you to ease your pain. Rest easy Mommy and we will make you the proudest Mom in Heaven. Until we see each other again... I will always love you.
Love,
Your Favorite Daughter,
Debbie
Posted by Kathleen Lane on July 1, 2020
Mom, I love and miss you so much. You will always be a whisper in my ear, guiding me the right way.
Posted by Dottie Cashman on December 3, 2019
You will be missed. My sister my friend I will always love you. See you with the Angels. ♥️ In my heart forever

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Posted by Kathleen Lane on August 26, 2020
I'm sorry for those in your life who could not, refuse to, and did not respect your wishes after you passed.
Posted by Kathleen Lane on July 15, 2020
Miss you.
Posted by Deborah Jaques on July 14, 2020
Happy Birthday Mommy, you are missed everyday. We celebrated your birthday with the three of us hanging out. You were there with subtle signs when we visited you, butterflies, dragon flies, cardinals, blue skies and a gentle breeze. It was the perfect day, except you were missing. Love you always and always and always.
❤❤❤
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Smoking Cessation

Mom tried and tried to give up smoking for many years. Hypnosis, group help, chewing gum, whatever the craze was, mom seemed to try but to no avail for many years. During one stint at giving up smoking, she was rather ornery, and we avoided her. When we came home later and found her "calmed down" a wee bit, we soon discovered why. Our year-old souvenir, a single cigarette and match enclosed in a glass tube, which stated: "EMERGENCY break glass" was missing. Well, mom broke the glass and smoked that year old cigarette, which wasn't even her brand. 

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