James Tiger Ewing
Sometime during the evening of June 10th 2019, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took our son Tiger James Ewing home to heaven.
Tiger was born June 30th, 1990, at the old Palmer Hospital. With complications during birth, the first words he heard from his mother and father were “you came through this like a Tiger”.
Tiger was a great son, grandson, uncle, brother and friend to many. He struggled with active Crohn’s disease from the age of 10 and later in life with substance abuse. He was a loving, compassionate and caring man, always putting others issues and worries ahead of his own. He helped whomever needed him and impacted many lives in various recovery groups in Alaska. We took pride in his personal growth and that he was a friend to all.
He loved snow machining, snowboarding, mud bogging, little dogs and baby goats. He was a skilled welder and self-taught carpenter. He had many names growing up: Cheeseburger, Tiger Lilly, TJ and later Big Cat. His infectious laugh and big hugs were always welcomed, along with a joke or two.
Tiger leaves his dad Shell and Mother Cindy. He was little brother to Katy and husband Troy, Jared and wife Cassi, Noah and wife Jeneen and daughters Lauryn, Haylee and Lilliya. He was “uncle Tiger” to Gracie, Christian, Kadin, Cali and Henry. He was a nephew to uncles Rod, Mark, John and aunt Julie. Cousins include Travis, Shyla, Josh, Mitchell and Alysia. Long time friends David and Cathy, BFF Teagan, “Bro” Cameron and his loving grandmother Jean Ewing.
A celebration of TJ’s life will be held Monday, June 24th, 6:30PM, at Sunny Knik Chapel, mile 14 Knik-Goose Bay Road. Pastor Duane Guisinger officiating. Please bring your stories, smiles and hugs!!
We wish to thank all of you who have reached out to us with visits, food, calls and flowers. Your love, hugs and words have been needed and greatly appreciated. We also wish to thank the brothers and sisters of Ironworkers Local 751 at Clear, Alaska, for all you have done.
We will miss you Tiger. Love you with my soul...
Until we meet again Baby Boy