OBITUARY

Glenn Arden Stewart

7 May, 194626 April, 2021
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Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 26, 2021 in his 75th year. Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 54 years. Cherished father of Val Stewart, and Karen (Mike) Stevenson. He will be missed by his grandchildren Cassie, Megan, Sammie and Jake as well as his sister, Ruth (Ernie) Johnston.

Papa was a superhero.

He lived his whole life giving, so much and so constantly you would worry he was going to run out of things to give one day - but he never did. Never hesitated or flinched, never backed away or let a problem go un-fixed, never let a stranger go un-helped or a bad day pass without trying to make it a little bit better.

He was a protector and a father to so many - the man that made every friend feel like family, and every house feel like home. He was a safe place to crash-land and a warm pair of open arms to run to, no matter what.

Papa could make anybody smile. Grumpy teenagers on bad days, servers in roadside Florida diners, doctors, neighbours, complete strangers. He always knew exactly how to do it - took a guess at what the moment was calling for, and always got it right. The “pink fluff” joke. A bright green balloon hat on his head for the entirety of his very last Christmas dinner. He brought enough joy with him to share everywhere he went.

He is the reason I know that unconditional love exists. Love that never changes or asks questions; the same love through every bad decision, every hair colour, every emotional outburst and end-of-the-world crisis, every request, every frustration, every challenge, every rough day, every victory, and every new direction that it’s dragged in - unconditional. He showed me that. He showed everyone that.

I wish that everyone on the planet had gotten the chance to know and love him while he was here. The world feels like a weird place without him - so whether it’s Glenn, Dad, or Papa that you’re missing, here are some places you can still find him: in the blue eyes of his daughters, who carry & share all of the love that he gave, in the “p-choo, p-choo, p-choo” of the ‘Daily Double’, in the hearts of strangers across the continent, who once cracked a smile over a dry joke he made or a compliment he shared, in green jelly beans & value-packs of jujubes, in the strange little nicknames that many of us wear as proudly as any name tag, in every dice roll of ‘10,000’, in the spring flowers, buried smugly among the petals in a way that says, “I told you this was a zinnia!”, in lemon pudding cake & cherry pie with ice cream, in the grandchildren who have lived every second of life with the comfort and reassurance that Papa is in their corner, in every “not cool, it’s damn cold” breeze that blows by, in the countless photos of trips, adventures, and joyful moments he shared with friends & family alike, in his wife’s every step - forever close-by the woman he spent his entire life loving with everything he had, in his hand-written pancake recipe with its top-secret ingredient, in old country songs & Western classics, and anywhere quiet with a warm blanket & a joke book.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Glenn may be made to either Stedman Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Share memories or online condolences below.

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KAREN LANGLEY

11 May 2021

Glenn always held a special place in my heart. My brother and I stayed with Linda & Glenn when my parents went on vacation. They were neighbors, friends and family. I always think of Glenn when there's gravy, as he always used bread to clean up the gravy after a wonderful meal made by Linda.

Glenn was always joking and laughing. Made all those around him feel special. When I fell in love with my red Honda Prelude he came with me to ensure this used car was in good condition and helped me with the purchase.

Forever in my heart.
I can't believe you are gone.

Love Karen Stocker

Pat Donovan

7 May 2021

I always remember the Christmas parties, the auction downstairs. Val and Karen playing pac man with me and looking forward to it the next year.

The pictures in every room with the ghosts in the background. I know Abby and I were scared to be alone around them. Now I just think how it would be nice to see one again.

Dad and I stopped in maybe a year ago it was nice to have a beer with “Glen & Linda”. Thanks for the memories

Sean Anderson

7 May 2021

The Stewarts always knew how to have a good time - and their humour was the warm glow that made a family and friends gathering so special. I remember Glenn and Linda joking back and forth - their wit was incredible! I’ve often wondered if that was what made their relationship a truly simpatico one. I can recall as a kid one of the rare times I had the guts to make a joke or wisecrack (they were a tough act to follow and I was a shy kid) and having Glenn genuinely laugh at my joke was such a wonderful thing. I also have fond memories of playing games around the kitchen table - I miss those days. Now I think I might have to google how to play "Peanut".

Glenn was one of a kind. He will be deeply missed.


Rebekah Hill

7 May 2021

I met Glenn and his family at the annual Christmas potluck where the money they raise goes to help families at the charity that my dad founded. (And I now run). 2 dads making a difference in the world. :)

Many years now they have kept that tradition and we will be forever grateful. The lives Glenn and Linda and family have made a difference in is literally 1000’s at our charity alone. Thank you for sharing your dad with us. Thank you for carrying on his amazing love for people.

Rebekah and family

Elsie anderson

7 May 2021

Glenn,

You are the kindest man I have known
You created friendships that have only grown

From Florida to the cottage, you made us all feel welcome
RV adventures, rallies, Xmas dinners and then some

I remember ‘ trading’ was your strong pleasure
One never left your home without a traded treasure

Truly, you have been a loyal friend
For this , all my Love I send

If Tears could build a stairway
And Memories a Lane
I’d WALK right up to HEAVEN
And bring YOU home again

My dear friend
As you would say

“CHOW’”

Love always.

ELSIE

Cy Anderson

7 May 2021

Glenn and I shared a wonderful friendship akin to being blood brothers. We shared tons of laughs and silliness confident some antics would remain secret if necessary.. Our lunch meetings would occasionally consume the remainder of the day. Fueled with alcohol there was no end to the bright ideas. One brilliant idea found us at Glenn’s cottage one cold October day. We thought we could be our own Polar bear club . We gleefully rushed into the freezing angry waves of Lake Erie in our underwear , only to find them slapped down around our ankles. Stumbling back to shore was no easy task we were laughing so hard !The next bright idea was to dry our sodden jockey shorts in the oven. We continued to party with more beers and merriment. We became aware that a cottage full of smoke was not normal , only to find the charred remains of our underclothes ! Going home somewhat nude was going to be difficult to explain, the truth ? Naw they’ll never buy it ! Miss u bad bro! RIP

Cy Anderson

7 May 2021

Glenn and I shared a wonderful friendship akin to being blood brothers. Sharing thoughts that would remain between us if necessary. We had a ton of fun and countless laughs.
We often met for lunch that would occasionally extend to the remainder of the day. Fueled with alcohol,there was no end to the bright ideas. One such occasion found us at Glenn’s cottage in cold October and not havin bathing suits rushed into the angry Lake Erie waves with glee only to find our makeshift swimming attire around our ankles. It was hard to stumble back to shore we were laughing so hard. So much for the Polar bear club! We got the brilliant idea to dry our undergarments in oven. The beer and hilarity continued until we realized a cottage full of smoke was not normal. We opened the oven to the charred remains of our jockey shorts ! How do we explain the lack of underwear to the sweet,sweet ,womenfolk awaiting us at home! They will never buy it ! Miss you bad brother ! Cy

crystal hill

1 May 2021

Linda, Val and Karen,

So sorry to hear of the loss of Glenn. He was a wonderful person who always made us laugh . Jeff and I have so many fond memories of playing cards and games at your house, your annual Christmas parties and visiting at your cottage. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.

Crystal and Jeff Hill
XOXO

kathleen walker

29 April 2021

Dear Linda ,Val and Karen
Wayne and I are so saddened to hear about the passing of Glen
Glen was an exceptional kind and warm individual that brought laughter and joy to all
My most fond memory was when I first met you both and you served Glens favourite Cherry Pie...
We will always remember your wonderful parties at the house and the cottage as well as the car runs
He was simply the best
Our deepest condolences
Wayne and Kathy Walker

Erika Eckersley

29 April 2021

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Glenn. I haven’t seen him since I was a little baby but have some really fun home videos of him that I’ve been reminiscing over. He was always such a funny and loving guy . He’s going to be so missed. My thoughts are with you Linda, Karen and Val.

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