It is with great sadness the family of Bev Stewart, of Halcomb, announce his passing on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the age of 73. Bev passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Halcomb, he was the son of the late Delbert and Iris Stewart.
Bev was a hard worker from a very young age, and he instilled this value in his kids and grandkids. He loved to go to work and took great pride in all of his work accomplishments. He worked as a Shift Supervisor at Heath Steele Mines and Brunswick Mines and was also a Prospector in New Brunswick and in Nova Scotia. He was a lifelong guide and had the opportunity to share his love of fishing on the Sou’ West river with people from across North America , many of whom remained friends his entire life. Bev looked forward to guiding season every year and he loved getting his boat ready along with all of his brothers.
Bev was a wonderful son, husband, father, poppie, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by those you loved him most. The love of his life and wife of almost 52 years Debbie (Tozer) Stewart of Halcomb; daughter Tammy Scott (Ashley) of Whitney; son Trevor Stewart (Anna) of Grand Prairie, AB; two sisters Lois Tozer (Late Reg) and Robin (Peter) Hamilton both of Lyttleton; six brothers Roy Stewart (Theresa) of Halcomb, Claude Stewart (Late Lue) of Sillikers, Jerry Stewart (Late Carla) of Matthew Settlement, Bruce Stewart (Anna) of Boom Road, Timmy Stewart (Linda) of Sillikers, and Phillip Stewart (Lori) of Halcomb; sister-in-law Beatrice Stewart; three grandchildren who he adored - Ryan, Abby, and Carter; several nieces and nephews; and many life long friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers James (infant Jimmy), Greg and Merlin Stewart; mother and father in-law Edward and Leva Tozer.
Bev was a friend to everyone he met and lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed being on the water, in the woods and in the rink. He loved spending time with his family and friends fishing, traveling on the four-wheeler, making trips to the camp, driving around the loop, spending Saturday mornings at the garage and prospecting.
He enjoyed playing hockey with the Sunny Corner Old Timers and actively played until he was almost 70 years of age. There was nothing he enjoyed more than cheering on his grandkids while they played the sport he loved. He was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan and had faith every year that this would be “their year”.
The family would like to thank the Extra Mural staff for their excellent care and compassion and his family and friends for their unconditional love and support during his illness. The last few years were extremely challenging and even on his most difficult days, his kindness and positive attitude shone through with a smile and “thumbs up”. He was humble, grateful and appreciative to everyone who helped in any way.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Northumberland Funeral Home, from 4 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at River Church, at 2 pm, with Pastor Leslie Somers officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to River Church Cemetery Fund, Extra Mural Program, or to a memorial of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home & Crematorium, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741. Where your loved one never leaves our care.