Richard Aubrey Stewart

We are saddened to announce that Dick left us on Sept. 14 at 100 Mile House, B.C. Dick passed quietly in his sleep after a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer. Dick was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on July 8, 1936. He was a selfless and generous man, who spent his life in the service of his family, and of the communities that he was proud to be a member of. Dick spent much of his formative and early adult years in the Invermere area, where he worked in the family logging business, as well as serving with the Kinsmen Club. He then trekked west to Vancouver, where he started a family and spent many years working with Wetroc Industries. In 1974, the family moved to Lac la Hache, B.C., where Dick would go on to serve as president of the community club. Returning to Vancouver, Dick became an accomplished and respected member of the film industry, building set pieces for many of the major film projects undertaken in B.C. Upon retirement, he and Carole returned to the Cariboo to the place they considered ‘home’. Dick enjoyed flying his stunt kites, curling and travel, a love that would take him and his family across much of North America. Dick was predeceased by his father Gordon and mother Vi. Dick was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather to a family whom he loved very much, and who cherished his love and companionship. Dick is survived by brothers David (Janita), Gary (Edith), Greg (Shari) and Bob; his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Carole; son Scott (Cyndy) and daughter Heather (Ed) as well as his grandchildren whom he loved and who loved him very much, Logan and Racheal; all of whom will miss his special presence in their lives. He touched so many people in such a truly special way, that he will be sadly missed, and remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched. We will remember his smile, his laugh, and his dedication and love for his family, and his friends. There will be a Celebration of Life held at 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2003 at the Creekside Seniors Centre in 100 Mile House. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society to continue the battle that Dick fought so valiantly.

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