Robert Allen Stewart, aged 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 18, 2019 at the North Island Hospital, Comox Valley. Allen was born Jan 26, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario to Eleanor and Robert Stewart.
He is survived by beloved wife of 58 years Valerie Stewart, his sister Dorothy Mitchell, his 5 children Paul, Craig, Michelle, Christina and Colette & niece Tammy. Allen was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and leaves behind 8 grandchildren; Ashley, Connor, Domenico, Luca, Ethan, Nathan, Joshua and Rhys.
A man with a quick wit and an amazing sense of humour, he was always up for a good laugh. Always busy in retirement, Allen showcased his talent creating wood carvings, building furniture and painting amazing scenery. Allen was an inspiring artist, a patient teacher and a good soul. He loved a quiet day fishing on the lake as much as he loved a raucous family gathering with beers and tears of laughter.
Special thanks to the Doctors and in particular the nursing staff at North Island Hospital. The kindness and care touched the family at a time we needed it most and we truly appreciate all of you.
While the loss is immeasurable, we are at the same time grateful for every moment we had with Papa in our lives.
Celebration of Life to be held March 23rd at 2pm at the Crown Isle Golf Club.