John Adair Stewart
July 5, 1925 – June 10, 2018
In loving memory of John Adair Stewart (July 5, 1925 - June 10, 2018) John Adair Stewart, beloved father to Alison (Jasper) and Jennifer (Mark), passed away on June 10, 2018 in Kamloops. He was predeceased in 1996 by his wife, Domini. John was born and raised in Montreal. He was a most gentle and generous man with a fine sense of humour. He took great pleasure in reading, in good conversation, and in friendship. He was an accomplished artist. John lived all his life with a profound hearing loss and this shaped him in many ways. With courage, he lived in the world of the hearing. With dignity, he spent much time alone, reading, walking, and in quiet contemplation. He was keenly observant and a student of light - attuned to the light in a painting or photograph or in a room. He exulted in the ever-changing view of the river and hills of the Thompson river valley. Gabriel and Trinity, John's grandchildren, animated the last decade of his life and he delighted in stories of their development and their antics. He thought deeply about their futures and wished for them the things he most valued: friendship, kindness, love of learning. John was gracious and dignified in the latter years of his life, even as he gave up his cherished independence. We are very grateful to the many caregivers in the community who supported and cared for him. We very much appreciate the nurses and caring staff at the Royal Inland Hospital and Overlander Trinity Unit for walking the journey with us. We thank our good friends who loved and cared for our father and our family. To honour John's memory, share a smile, strike up a conversation, slow down at a cross-walk for an elder. These acts of kindness live on. A celebration of John's life will be held at a later date.