my paternal grandparents are george franklin dewar and rosemary wight.
 george was born and raised on Prince Edward Island
rosemary was born in England (her mother was a war bride) and raised in newfoundland having arrived in newfoundland before it became a province of canada.
peter & douglas
george and rosemary were married in gander, newfoundland on June 24th, 1967 and started their married life together in toronto ...
when my great grandfather (Lincoln Dewar) died in 1969,  george and rosemary moved back to pei to live with my great grandmother (Lois Jones Dewar) and while living on pei both their sons were born,
douglas lincoln dewar and peter gerald dewar
douglas and peter moved with their parents to riverview, new brunswick in 1973 where their parents still live
in April 2005 my parents (douglas dewar and julie orban) were married in kelowna, british columbia at what I'm told was a fabulous wedding ...
peter, rosemary, douglas,
julie & george
now bare with me a little longer... this next section is for the genealogists in the viewing audience
I, ELIAS LOUGLIN DEWAR, am the 7th generation of the dewars to live in canada and the first generation not to be born on PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
my great grand parents
george's parents
john lincoln dewar
lois virginia jones
my great great grand parents
victor gerald wight
ellen millicent dunmall
rosemary's parents
my ggg grand parents
my gggg grand mother
and now there are four dewars  ...
my grandfather george, my father douglas and my brother oskar & me, elias
christina forbes dewar 1788-1875
immigrated with her husband
 john dewar from perthshire, scotland
in 1820 and
settled in new perth, prince edward island where five generations of dewars have farmed the same land since 1820
john A. dewar
laura mcphee
j. walter jones 1878-1954 & katherine bovyer (1888-1975), george's grandparents are seen with george's great grandparents ... franklin bovyer (1850-1930) & theresa baker (1855-1936)
eli wight (1882-1953) & sarah belle hickman rose (1883-1963) are rosemary's paternal grandparents
henry & adelaide (rowe) dunmall ... rosemary's maternal grand parents
george's grandparents
robert dewar
jessie dewar dewar
george's great grandparents
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my roots
The organizers of Holstein Heaven P.E.I. '07 expected maybe 400 attendees, but the numbers have zoomed to almost 800 breeders and guests participating in everything from workshops, shows, sales, farm tours and an awards banquet Friday night at the Delta Prince Edward.

But the excitement of the April 12-13 events may have something to do with the history being made this week.

Not only will three Island dairy farms earn a national Master Breeder's shield, but this is the first time in 123 years the Holstein convention has ever been held on the Island.

In addition, the very first Master Breeder award ever presented in Canada to J. Walter Jones of P.E.I. in 1930 will be donated back to the Holstein Canada museum by his granddaughter Dale Dewar. Jones later became premier and his cow, Abegweit Milady, was the world champion for milk production.
Abegweit MyLady seen with George's grandfather... Walter Jones
Joyce and Dale presenting the Master Breeder Sheild to the President of Holstein Canada, Pascal Lemire
 The Guardian, April 13, 2007