Stewart Rennie

April 6, 1954April 21, 2013

Passed away on April 21, 2013 at Comox, BC.

Born in Kircaldy, Scotland on April 6, 1954. After his early years in Scotland, Stewart came to Canada with his family when he was 11. After graduation he worked in the steel mills in Hamilton and then travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, India and Central America. Looking for new horizons he came out to BC and started logging around Lake Cowichan and then transferred to the Pulp Mill in Campbell River. During this time he met his wife and best friend Deirdre and they had 2 wonderful sons - Michael and Matthew of whom he was very proud. He spent 22 years as a volunteer with the Comox fire department and the last 2 years he was a fire chief for BC Hydro at the Micah Creek expansion project. Predeceased by father, Alexander Rennie and son, Matthew Rennie. Survived by wife Deirdre, son Mike, mother Mary, brothers Al and Mark (Kelsey) sister Janice (Wally) nieces and nephews Hannah, Aika, William, Inga, Leah and their mother Andrea, Lucas, Sarah, Adam, Katelyn and Zach. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Comox Recreation Centre. In lieu of Flowers donation to YANA would be appreciated.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, April 29, 2013

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April 30, 2013

Stewart and I had much in common. We were both immigrants from Scotland and had moved to the same new subdivision on the west mountain in Hamilton. I was in and out of the Rennie family home often and have fond memories from those years. I visited him on the Island many years ago and I did have occasion to meet Dierdre but unfortunately lost touch over the subsequent years. I am happy to hear that my friend lived a good life surrounded by friends and family and working in a capacity that he enjoyed. Out of touch but never out of mind.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne! "
Brian and Cobi Johnston

Charlene and Mark Noonan

April 29, 2013

Our sincere condolences to you,Deirdre and family.Take care and we hope for peace for you all.

April 29, 2013

Deirdre, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and grant you peace at this difficult time.

Susan Wellard, a fellow choir member [Courtenay]

Pam/Randy Bills

April 28, 2013

Remembering Stewart: Stu was a positive presence wherever and whatever he was doing. Great Fisherman to Great Fireman to Great Father and Husband to Great Friend. A Great Light inevery circumstance. Heaven has just inherited a Great Being.

Pam and Randy/Thomas/Kris and Kim/Shannon and Erik Bills and Erik Shoquist

April 28, 2013

Stewart: You lived life to the fullest, positive and so full of energy and zest. Take Care as I'm sure Heaven has a Great Human Being who has just entered.

April 28, 2013

Dear Deirdre & Michael....Peter and I were stunned to hear of Stewart's passing...our hearts go out to you and Michael...of course we have the fondest memories of our get togethers at the Comox Fire Department.
Stew, we shared a lot of laughs and some sad times during our time we worked together but through that whole time not only did you serve others in their times of need but you served as a role model to your fellow firefighters. Stew, you lived your life well and now it's time to rest. Rest in peace my friend.
Peter & Shirley

April 28, 2013

Very sorry to hear of Stu's passing. I got to know him when I was involved with the Elk Falls mill ERT and Stu was a very positive supportive member and always willing to help out.

Ray Hoilund

Barb (Wells) Henderson

April 28, 2013

So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of our friend from the past, and a former "Westmounter". Stewart lived around the corner and down the street from us in Hamilton. After moving into their new house, he quickly became a part of the "circle". We remember him fondly and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Don Fillion

April 28, 2013

Very sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences. I met Stew his last week at Mica. When I arrived on site he walked right up to me and introduced himself with a big smile on his face. Stew will be missed dearly.

Frank Hovenden

April 27, 2013

Dear Dierdre;
I was sorry to learn of Stewart's sudden passing. We first met in 1981 when Stewart was logging for Crown Forest here in Courtenay. The last time we met he seemed very happy with the life of semi retirement after the Campbell River Mill had closed.
Stewart was the real thing with no pretenses. He gave a lot back to the community through his work on the Comox Fire Department.
He will be missed not only by his family and friends but by the whole community.