Kenneth Ken Grant Stewart
February 27, 1924 – March 24, 2010
STEWART, Kenneth Grant February 27, 1924 – March 24, 2010 Ken Stewart passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital. Ken’s mother, Jean Neill in 1908 came from Scotland and married Alexander Stewart in Calgary and raised two girls and six boys at Warden, south of Stettler, AB. Ken served with the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II, as a submarine detector, aboard the Cruiser HMCS Uganda and Corvette HMCS Woodstock, serving both on the east and west coast. He was on active service from May 22, 1943 and discharged January 8, 1946 at Tecumseh. Ken and Ruth Stewart were married on June 30, 1955 in Delia, AB and resided near Stettler and later moved to Calgary. Their son Gary Kenneth was born November 21, 1957 and resides in Calgary. Ken worked in the oil and gas fields of Alberta, starting in Turner Valley and Leduc. He also worked on the construction of the Jasper Highway. Ken retired in 1984 from Gulf Oil as chief pipeline operator. Ken was a caring, courageous and clever innovator. He was a great mentor to many and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and shipmates. Ken is lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth (nee Shand), of Calgary; son Gary (Denise) Stewart of Calgary; brother Doug Stewart of Vernon, BC; brother-in-law Arnold (Arlee) Shand, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by siblings Edith Cavell Snyder (Sally) on June 8, 1977, Norman Stewart on February 7, 1990, Dave Neil Stewart on November 23, 1989, Neil Stewart on March 13, 1981, Ann Harbison on July 21, 2000 and Ian Stewart. A Funeral Service was held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.
FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
- Funeral Service Wednesday, March 31, 2010
- Graveside Service Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Kenneth Ken Grant Stewart
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Don & Faye Hallett
April 1, 2010
Ruth and Gary, please accept our deepest sympathies. Ken was a great guy and we are all better off for having known him. We hope that you folks are able to find some comfort in the wonderful memories of Ken. Better days ahead....
March 31, 2010
Gary, I am very sorry to hear that your father died. I know you had a good relationship with him so this will be difficult. The loss of a loved one is hard to take and you just don't know how you will react. So, just let it happen and hold on to your memories. You look alot like your Dad. Love you Bear! Jim Postlethwaite.