October 25, 1931 – June 23, 2013
at the age of 81 years
Doug Stewart passed away peacefully at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C., on June 23, 2013 at the age of 81 years after several years of health issues. Doug is survived by his loving wife Mary, sister’s Norma (Len) and Eileen (Ron), his three sons John (Paula), Bruce (Dana), Brad and his stepchildren Joanne Stanton Hassler (Robert), Richard Stanton (Brenda) and including numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Doug was predeceased by his parents George and Lillian, his brother Jack, son Donald and the mother of his sons, Yvonne Stewart (nee Lemire). Doug was born in Victoria, BC and spent most of his years living in Calgary and spent his entire professional career working in the oil and gas industry finally retiring in 1992 to Salmon Arm, B.C. The family would wish to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Juliann Aitchison and staff at Shuswap General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care over the past years. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date where he will be interned with his mother and father in Victoria B.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, V1E 4N3 or online at www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org “In memory of Doug Stewart”.
We had the distinct privilege of knowing Doug for many, many years. We shared many good times in Calgary and once again when we followed Doug & Mary to Salmon Arm. To us Doug was quite a quiet man, very organized, liked a spirited ‘exchange’ about politics or whatever, and always, always had that infectious smile. He obviously had a strong constitution because he put up one helluva fight against great odds. The world could use more Doug Stewarts.
So sorry for your loss…. Think of you often Mary… Take care my friend..
Dear Mary and Family:
I was so sorry to read about Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Marsha Wiberg from Calgary, AB
Dear Mary, Stan and I are so sorry for the loss of Doug to your family. Our thoughts are with you.