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Douglas Stewart

February 3, 1928 - February 25, 2017


After a wonderful adventure, Douglas passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years in Duncan, BC, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Doug, eldest of three children born to Edna Louise and Samuel Hayes Stewart was born in Indian Head, SK on February 3, 1928. He was a loving brother to Noreen Hutchinson of Victoria, BC and Ed Stewart of Calgary, AB. Doug’s passion to teach led him to UBC where he graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1961. Soon after he earned a Master’s degree in Education from Western Washington State College in Bellingham.

While teaching in Nakusp, BC in 1967 he met Christa, his wife. A few years later they relocated to the Cowichan Valley where they raised their children; Mike Mead (Laurie), Bruce Mead (Karen), Judy Mead (Orion), Ron Stewart and Kim Stewart.

Doug taught in various schools in the valley including Mt. Prevost, Quamichan and George Bonnar. Come retirement Doug continued his education and love of teaching overseas. He and Christa enjoyed the next 20 years in South East Asia. In 2002 at the age of 74 Doug earned his PHD in Philosophy while living in Chang Mai, Thailand.

Doug was well known in the community not only as a teacher but as an avid sportsman. Any weekend he could be found at the field coaching youth soccer or playing rugby.

Doug will be dearly missed by his large loving family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM at H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Colleen & Stan Jensen
Relation: daughter of Elsie Levin / sister of Susan and Robert

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband and father.

From: Dan Varga
Relation: friends with his son Ron

Ron and family, I am sorry for you loss. My condolences to you and your family.

From: Judith Blakeston
Relation: Teacher colleague

My very sincere condolences to Christa and family. Doug was a strong and loyal supporter of teachers in the local association and is remembered with thanks.

From: mike coleman
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

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From: mike coleman
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Sorry to miss the Celebration of Life as I only learned of this tonight. Doug was a fine citizen and friend and I enjoyed working with Doug and Christa in political matters. I am saddened by his loss but recognize that he lived a very full and productive life. My deepest condolences to Christa and the family.

From: Russ Bradshaw
Relation: from school

Although Doug never actually taught me (I believe he was vice principle) he had a special way in dealing with teens weather problematic or not. This created a great amount of respect among the students as I remember. Was a fine man and had a great life, sorry for your loss.

From: Janet Fullerton
Relation: OT at CDH

I mostly ever saw Doug when he was feeling the worst and yet he always had a kind word or funny quip when we would meet. I enjoyed our conversations and Dougs many stories. Christa i admired your cheerful determinedness and strength which enabled Doug to recover each time and return home. I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to know you both and am sorry that you are now apart. Take care. Janet

From: Ross Janes
Relation: friend

I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Stewart.
He was my favourite soccer coach when I was growing up.
The values of team work and fair play he instilled in me as player have stayed with me all these years.
My condolences go out to all of his family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 8, 2017
Beginning at 3:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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