November 27, 1945 – June 18, 2020
Passed away at the Bruce hospital, accompanied by family, on Thursday June 18, 2020.
Bruce was born November 27, 1945 in Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.
Beloved husband of the late Karen Stewardson (2004). Loving father of Kevin Stewardson, Andrew Stewardson, and Amy-Leigh Noel.
Beloved grandfather to three grandchildren: Joshua, Abigail, and Aiden.
Bruce's ashes will be spread over the Bala falls, to join the late Karen Stewardson, in a private gathering.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday June 18, 2021 and can be viewed at https://funeraweb.tv/diffusions/74847fed-7d5f-4132-9732-50d214d8530f Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/oshawa-on/bruce-stewardson-9227219 for the Stewardson family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honour of Bruce to the Canadian Cancer Society.
- Canadian Cancer Society
Celebration of Life Service
Friday, June 18, 2021
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Doug and Marie Miller
June 18, 2021
Thanks for the invitation to the Celebration of Life for Bruce, and so glad we could join by webcast to reflect on the many memories of Bruce. Marie and I have known Bruce for many years and celebrated many dinners, parties, theatre outings with him, wife Karen and our good friends Doug and Evie. We know Bruce loved to travel (with Karen) and later with dog Sandy to warmer climates during the Winter months in Texas. We were also fortunate to see Bruce on a daily basis at our trailers in Carrying Place, and when it was time to close on the Thanksgiving weekend, Bruce was always still walking in shorts to say his goodbyes to us before the approaching long Winter. He was a caring, thoughtful friend and those many early memories will be with us forever. “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
Doug and Marie Miller
August 4, 2020
A week after the funeral of Bruce I was sitting at home not doing much and he came into my mind. I thought I wonder if I put his name into Google ... so I did only to find a week earlier had been his funeral. I’m his cousin - I’ve not seen him since he and my uncle Roy and Aunty Eve moved to Canada when I was very young. It’s so vague in my memory and I’m not even sure if I was a child or a teenager. My main memory of Bruce was of him towering over me I believe he was 6ft 7ins. I was tall in those days for a girl at 5ft 8ins but he cast a shadow over me! I also remember playing in the fabulous garden of the house where he lived in Iver Heath. It had a huge rockery that you could actually walk up and a seat at the top. And there were woods at the bottom of the garden. Roy and Eve came back to UK and I remember Roy was waiting to have his hip done - I have a vague memory of him always sitting in a chair. I don’t think he lived for much longer after he’d had the hip operation which we thought was rather sad. He’d spent a long time waiting for it but then when he could move about freely his life was taken.
I don’t know if any of Bruce’s friends or family will read this - I just felt I should offer my condolences to his family - his dad was a laid back lovely man so I’m assuming Bruce would have been too.
July 14, 2020
I first met Bruce at my first job when we both worked at Dover Turnbull Elevators in Toronto in the 70's. He moved on to work at Trench Electric & I went on to work in Guelph. We still kept in touch as my wife & I met Karen & Bruce for dinners at their place & at ours as we always talked about family. They will be missed. Our condolences to Kevin, Andrew & Amy & their families.
Ken, Joan & Tyler Aird
July 6, 2020
Amy - my deepest condolences to you and your family. What a lovely video with so many wonderful memories - I especially love the pic of him painting someone's nail, so sweet! Hoping they will comfort you during this difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Christine RBC
Susan Osso (Byrne)
July 5, 2020
Bruce was such am amazing man and such a positive role model to me in my teen age years. He and Karen were always so welcoming and I am so grateful for all the memorie.
My heartfelt sympathy goes to Kevin, Andrew and Amy and their families. Rest Eternal be granted unto him and perpetual light shine upon his face.
Douglas & Yvonne Davies
July 5, 2020
I think I first met Bruce in 1967 when Karen first started to date him. I did lots of things with them, including going to Mosport. Bruce loved it Karen and I loved the sunshine. Life moved on at they became engaged and rented a flat on Highfield in the city, close to Aunt Mimi and I joined them in setting up their little flat; everything had it 's place and order. They got married in August '69 and went off on their honeymoon with Bruce's cousin Alana (from England) in tow. When they returned I was invited for dinner, and when I arrived Bruce had his heat kit for a ham radio all over the dining room table and Karen just rolled her eyes at me. That was the beginning of Bruce and his hobbies. He was a gentle man with a stubborn heart and we both miss him.
Gail and Bernie Courville
July 2, 2020
I remember meeting Bruce at the cottage in Bala when Bruce and Karen were both working at a camp for the summer Bruce would throw us in the water much to our delight. Well at least he knew what he was getting into, marrying someone from the Clark Clan. I had the honor of being a Jr Bridesmaid for Karen and it was a beautiful wedding. Was a bit silly that they decided to spend their honeymoon at the cottage. We made sure they had a nice welcome with several funny notes and pranks. We actually tied bells under the bed but Bruce had the last laugh with his long arms and cut them all always very quickly😆 took us hours to tie them. Like mother like daughter who also spent a fun time on her honeymoon at a cottage with family. Both Karen and Bruce will be missed. I can still hear Karen’s laugh and Bruce’s smile with all the family. Love to all of the family our thoughts are with you all ❤️