In Loving Memory of Brian “Andrew” Crum-Ewing
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brian Andrew Crum-Ewing, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend. Brian left this world on January 28, 2024, at the age of 59, at Grace Hospital in Toronto, after a courageous battle with COPD.
Born in British Guyana on July 30, 1964. Brian came to Toronto at the age of 12, and it was here that he would leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him. The loving son of his predeceased father, Michael McAndrew Crum-Ewing, Brian is survived by his devoted mother, Monica (nee Nascimento) along with his brother Dale (Lori) and sister Carol Ariza (Craig). His memory will also be cherished by his nieces, Alicia, Amber, Arielle and Emily and nephew Ian. He was dearly loved by his great-nieces, Rainne and Skylar and great-nephew Grayson. Brian will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and a wide circle of friends and colleagues.
Brian's educational journey took him to De La Salle College in Toronto, where he began to shape the foundation of his character. Later, he pursued his passion for the arts at Humber College, setting the stage for a fulfilling career as a graphic artist. While his professional life was marked by ingenuity and visual expression, Brian's true passion lay in the written word.
A wordsmith at heart, Brian found solace and joy in the world of writing. His ability to weave stories and capture the essence of moments endeared him to those who had the privilege of reading his work. Whether through prose, poetry, or storytelling, Brian's literary flair left a lasting mark on the hearts of those who knew him.
Beyond his creative pursuits, Brian found joy in various hobbies that illuminated his diverse interests. His spirituality was nurtured through his religious practices, providing him with a sense of purpose and connection. A talented guitarist, Brian could often be found strumming melodies that resonated with the depth of his soul. Photography allowed him to capture the beauty of life, while his green thumb flourished in the realm of gardening. Brian embraced the great outdoors, finding peace and tranquility through activities like canoeing, especially in Algonquin Park.
His musical ingenuity extended beyond the guitar, encompassing a love for various genres and instruments. His passion for the arts and nature made him a well-rounded individual, and his insatiable curiosity knew no bounds. Additionally, Brian found immense joy in watching old movies from the Golden Age.
As we mourn the loss of Brian Andrew, we remember a man who lived a life filled with originality, passion, and love, leaving an enduring impact. May his memory continue to inspire those who knew him, and may his spirit live on through the art he created and the lives he touched.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at Pine Hills Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1K 1R1, where friends and family can gather to honor and remember a remarkable soul. A live stream link will be provided for those who are unable to attend in person.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada, a cause that was close to Brian's heart.
May Brian rest in peace, and may his legacy be a source of comfort to those who loved him.
A link to Brian's memorial video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mVuuV7LprSumT91o8