February 2, 1937 – October 23, 2020
Pauline Stewart left her earthly vessel to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 23rd, 2020.
Pauline was born and raised in Barbados, West Indies where she attended and graduated from the Modern High School. Pauline enjoyed sports-she ran track in her school days and was an avid spectator of soccer, basketball, and cricket. She enjoyed her beautiful island frequenting the beach and enjoying seaside activities and socials. Pauline was raised in the countryside abounding with farm animals which she enjoyed. She loved nature, beautiful plants and flowers were her delight. Pauline had an eye for fine aesthetics and style. During her time in Barbados she did professional cake decorating, designing and sewing of clothes and interior decor. Her young professional life started as a stenographer for Standard Agency. Pauline was part of a large family with six other siblings. Being one of the youngest of the siblings, she became “Aunt Paul” to many nieces and nephews as a young woman. Pauline always strove for something better for herself and her family and moved to England in the early 60’s in search of a better life. There she was joined by her fiance, Percival (Percy), who she married in 1962. A year later, the couple welcomed their first and only child, Christine. After a short time the family returned to Barbados, but Pauline still seeking something better applied for a Visa to Canada and the United States.
The opportunity to go to Canada presented itself first and she, with her husband and child, started life in Canada. The winters were harsh for a family from the tropical climate of Barbados. Shortly thereafter, the Visa for the United States came through and again the family returned to Barbados and prepared for life in the United States. After sampling the big country experiences Pauline was determined to make it work in the United States. After a short time Pauline and Percy were able to secure good jobs in New York and started to build their lives. Pauline worked for Jacobi Medical Center for over 25 years which was a big part of her life at that time. Her natural ability to be a good listener, counselor and advisor was often in play during both her professional and personal life. Strewn throughout her years was a love of travel. She welcomed opportunities to discover new places as well as visit her family in various countries. As her daughter got married, she welcomed an ever expanding family into her life. After retirement, Pauline delighted in her grandchildren becoming popular with the stay-at-home moms. As her grandchildren grew, she remained a guiding force in their lives pushing them to accomplish their academic pursuits. In the past few years as Pauline’s physical abilities declined due to kidney disease, she was cared for lovingly by her husband of nearly 58 years. Her husband and daughter feel blessed to have had time with her as she transitioned this life for her life with the Lord.
*Please adhere to all NYS DOH Social Distancing Guidelines*
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm ET to 5:30 pm ET on October 31, 2020 at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home 177 Route 59 Suffern, NY. A Chapel Service will begin at 5:30 pm ET.
Visitation (Please Adhere to all NYS DOH Social Distancing Guidlelines)
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
November 1, 2020
my condolences to the family. my memory was always hearing of aunt.paul. realizing I am named after her. my.mum erma is to call her aunt so she would be my.great aunt. i met her once what a beautiful lady. May her soul get in eternal peace
October 31, 2020
To Uncle Percy, Christine and Family
I am expressing sincere sympathy on the passing of our loved one. I know that it is a very difficult time but you all can draw comfort from Jehovah. He will sustain you all in this time of grief.
Aunty Pauline was a dedicated and caring person who loved her family. She also provided sound advice at the right time. She was also very instrumental in my academic achievements and instilled in me that the sky was the limit.
I remembered a conversation with her back in 1995/1996 on one of her visits to the island that changed by thought process for life. After that encouraging and invigorating conversation i enrolled at the University of the West Indies,
Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael in 1996.
Today, I am the holder of 2 Bachelors Degrees and 1 Masters Degree. I also prosecute civil matters for the Government of Barbados. All of this was a result of her sound advice and i thank her from the bottom of my heart. I also thank you both for nuturing, caring and loving such a wonderful person. However, a time in the future we will see our loved ones in a paradise world. May Jehovah's spirit guide you and support you.
From her loving niece
October 31, 2020
My Beautiful Aunt Paul,
The best part of life are the memories you share with those that you love. I remember you all coming to see us in Moose Jaw. I was just a kid back then but I remember thinking to myself just how beautiful you and your family was, and still is. There was always something about your essence that stood out to me. Even now as I write this i can hear your voice, I can see your smile and hear your laughter.
I'm not going to say goodbye cause I know that we are all going to see you again. God blessed us with you for the time you were here; now he has bigger plans for you.
We, as a family, will celebrate all the love and joy that you brought into our lives and we will forever treasure you and the legacy that you have left behind. I love you to the moon and back auntie! xoxo
October 30, 2020
Uncle Percy, Christine, Wayne, Daniel & Kristen thank you for all the love you have given to my beautiful Aunt Ms. Pauline Stewart my deepest condolences.
I know you will forever remain strong together and will share in the journey to finding peace after this difficult time.
I am deeply saddened about the loss our family has suffered. Life will not be the same without Aunt Paul’s smile, voice, love and laughter. I’ve always felt blessed to be related and knowing she was in New York with the family closest to her heart gave me comfort.
I will miss you forever. I will love you forever. I will remember you forever.
October 29, 2020
Tribute to my aunt:
An aunt is someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherished with love.
Aunt Paul you were the aunt who made life a lot sweeter.
You were a safe haven for me and no doubt will continue to be.
I admired you from your high school days, dressed in your uniform with two thick braids, ribbons and a beautiful face.
From my early years, I wanted to be like you because you had great strength, a strong self confidence, creative, and the love for family and friends. To me you were a great example of how a true human being should be. I remember the hot pink dress you made me as a young child.
I admired your flexibility and your resilience. Thanks for your encouragement and support in my life when I needed it .
You lived your life to the fullest.
Your faith in God led you to believe “With God all things are possible.”
You were an aunt I could confide in , and I trusted your advise.
A heartfelt thanks to my uncle Percy, who never left her side. And to Christine for the help and spiritual guidance she offered to both her parents and her family.
Aunt Paul thank you for loving me unconditionally. I loved you whole heartedly. You accepted your role as an aunt with much love, pride, dignity and patience.
You will always have a special place in my heart and will always be my link of strength.
Rest In Peace!
October 29, 2020
Tribute to my sister
My dearest sister, the blessings however great or small, to have had you as my sister was the greatest gift of all.
The family chain is broken now again leaving me behind, and nothing seemed the same; but as good took us one by one the chain will link again.
As young children growing up, Pauline attended Sunday school and church every Sunday with our mom.
Pauline was the seamstress and photographer in the family. She made beautiful curtains for the family home. She designed clothing and item made clothing for my girls, and baby clothes for her first nephew.
Pauline would take my children to the family home to give me a break.
She was popular with her friends and was loyal and sincere in any commitments she made. She believed that whatever goals she set for herself, she can achieve them of which she did.
Pauline had a great love for family, coming to Canada to be a part of my life and family. Whether it was a joyful celebration or one of which we had to say goodbye to our loved one. Sometimes only because she wanted to visit me and family.
My sincere thanks to Percy for truly loving, and taking such great care of my sister all through the years of her life, and to Christine and her family for the love, support and spiritual guidance they have given my sister.
Pauline thanks for all your love and support you have given me all your life as sisters.
I will miss you, and because of our Christian faith, Rest In Peace my dear sister, until we me again.
Lanies & Stephanie Muirhead
October 26, 2020
Mr Stewart, Christine and other beloved family members,
May the blessed memories of Ms Stewart provide comfort to you and all that knew and loved her. Her melodious voice whenever she mentioned someone’s name will be one of the hallmark of one’s experience of knowing her. And that laughter - along with her beautiful smile - helped to make her a life’s treasure and blessings to those who experienced & witnessed those shared precious moments.
It is the prayers from the Muirhead family, that her transition unto the rest in the Lord will allow all to have the peace at this mournful time.
Love and blessings 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽
Hallelujah Jesus - We Know You Got This !
The Muirhead Family