Written by: Coach Celena Photopulos
Canyon High School Senior, Connor Ewing, passed away this past Sunday, May 20th, of Neuroblastoma. He had fought the disease since he was first diagnosed at the age of 6 years old. The disease may have worn down his body but could not touch his spirit. Connor battled to his very last breath.
After being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Connor had the opportunity to see life as precious. He valued every day on the pool deck and in the classroom with a much different attitude than his fellow classmates. Every day he poured his heart into his sport, Water Polo, and always did so while making a joke or with a smile on his face. As a Junior Connor became the kind of leader his teammates were eager to follow. Regardless of his size he was able to outsmart the biggest competitors and out-heart the strongest. This young man was consistently making everyone around him laugh and smile even through the hardest of times.
Proud is an understatement when we think of all that Connor has done for this program and the legacy he leaves behind for his younger sister at Canyon High School. Losing Connor will affect every athlete, family member, coach, faculty member and anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. The Ewing family has consistently supported Canyon High School since Connor’s older brother was a Comanche. The Ewing’s have contributed everything they could to Canyon’s aquatics program. Connor’s experience as an athlete allows him to be remembered as one of the most intelligent and crafty water polo players Canyon has seen. He will truly be missed.
Memorial Service Information:
When: Friday, June 1st, 2018
Location: Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church.
Attire: Ewing family has asked to avoid formal attire as formal certainly was not Connor’s style.