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Posted by Susan Carruthers on October 13, 2010
My dearest Ewen:

My heart is filled with sadness but I am honored to have shared part of life’s journey with you.

So many memories
So many stories to share
So many songs

I play your music – it feels like you are still here with your guitar sharing your newest composition – how special to have been your audience

When I visit the ocean here I will think of one of my favorite songs “Pacific” and this will bring me peace.

Fondest love - until me meet again - Sue
Posted by Ross Brown on October 13, 2010
This was a thoughtful and gentle man with a remarkable gift for distilling powerful emotions from carefully chosen yet apparently simple pictures. He unerringly found intensity in the ordinary, and now those who loved him will feel the intensity, of both grief and love, that comes from his passing.

We were lucky to know him - and we are blessed to have his music as a memorial to a special man.
Posted by Andy Wilkie on October 13, 2010
A wonderful man who made wonderful music.

So much unwritten and songs unsung, a loss to all who knew him and all who enjoyed his music.

His legacy will live on through his songs, Carolyn and I will listen to them often and we will never forget you Ewen.
Posted by Moose Croasdell on October 13, 2010
You leave: but your songs never will. Goodbye Ewen. Sleep well
Posted by Janet Hainsworth on October 12, 2010
Ewen has left each of us a little bit of him which we will all treasure and keep within us.

Thank you for being and letting me be a true friend and confident over the last 35 years Ewen.

Going to miss you like crazy old man!!

Posted by lynda tobler on October 12, 2010
Will always remember the wonderful times you sang in our garden at various events.Thank you for leaving us with your beautiful music. Will miss you very much ewen
God bless from Lynda and John Tobler RGF Records.
Posted by john hedley on October 12, 2010
Well, Ewen, that was a rather short coda. From the heady days at the Black Swan in 1960 you matured into a formidable singer, songwriter and guitarist. You were always a dear friend and I was looking forward to seeing more of you on your return to England. What's that saying about "Weep not for whom the bell tolls"?
Well I weep for thee bonny lad.
Posted by sarah carruthers on October 12, 2010
Dad, You have been in my every waking thought since I heard the terrible news. I am so glad of the time we spent together since Ellie was born. She may not remember her grandad, but she'll grow up listening to your music - just as I did. I shall tell her of the time she first laughed on your birthday celebration - i will treasure that moment forever. We will love you always xxxxxx
Posted by Steve Marchant on October 12, 2010
A very sad loss for all who knew him.
Ewen - thank you for some very special times especially in the 70's. It was a very important time in all our lives and we at least have the memories.
I was proud of what we achieved and would like to think Micky and I played a small part in your achievements.
Long Live Freeway - Love Steve and Marilyn (dont suppose I'll ever get my green jumper back now!)
Posted by Cath Ingham on October 12, 2010
Having been introduced to Ewen and his songs by Mike Silver I have very fond memories of him coming to the Nook in Holmfirth to see Mike and to appear as a guest in his on right.
He will be remembered through his many beautiful songs.
Posted by chantelle loustalet on October 12, 2010
You will truly be missed. I hope you know how much you meant to me. Listening to your amazing music makes me so sad. I am so glad for your music because it allows me to hear your voice.
I love you
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Posted by Bronwen Dootson on August 31, 2021
A late one from me Ewen. Often in my thoughts and your wonderful music will never be forgotten.
Still loved and missed. x
Posted by Chris Bartram on August 31, 2021
A belated happy birthday to Ewen Carruthers. I heard someone sing 'Was It You' a few years and then found a Youtube clip of Ewen singing it at Morley Folk Club. I worked up my own take of it based on his DADGBD version, which I now perform solo and with the trio White Sail. I'm learning some more of Ewen's songs at the moment and look forward to doing them. Such a beautiful voice and guitar, and such wonderful songs. Thank you for the gifts, Ewen xx
Posted by Patricia Haswell on August 25, 2021
Happy Birthday Ewen, we played Mr Anderson on your birthday at Croxdale Folk Club.  Our repertoire of your songs increases all the time….. the latest The Loneliest is man.  Thank you for another beautiful song from Pat, John and Peter (Pipe Dream) x
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Shared by Susan Carruthers on August 24, 2020
This past weekend we listened to my playlist of all your songs;  it was if you were sitting with us singing and playing your guitar
So many beautiful songs, lyrics and memories
I wish I had an outlet so many more people can appreciate your musical talent 
You are still missed Love always Su

Ewen teaching me :)

Shared by neil richardson on May 28, 2014

Ewen showing patience:)

Tennis Partner & Friend

Shared by Kathy Kirk on September 7, 2011

During our stay in the US, Ewen provided Peter with a much needed friend and they battled each other for many hours in tennis.

Ewen kept Pete same with his kindness and willingness to help Pete fill his days when he couldn't work.

Ewen you were a kind and gente man who left a positive mark where ever he went.

We will miss you

Pete & Kathy