Stewart Wayne Reeder
December 7, 1940 – June 28, 2018
Stewart (“Stu”) Wayne Reeder of Henderson, NV passed away peacefully on June 28th, 2018 in Yacolt, WA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Stu was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on December 7th, 1940.
Stu attended the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, Quebec and the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with a degree in Engineering Physics in 1963, graduating with Honors and as Deputy Cadet Wing Commander. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Stu attended the Harvard Business School, graduating with a Masters of Business Administration in 1968.
Stu was a successful executive and entrepreneur, with multiple executive leadership roles in the food, refrigerated warehousing and shipyard industries. More recently he owned and led a high tech firm focusing on the repair of advanced electronic technologies.
Stu married Ellen Anne (née Purdie) of Pointe Claire, Quebec on June 4th, 1963 in Pointe Claire. He is survived by Ellen and their three children Andrew Reeder, Scott Reeder and Carolyn Reeder MacNaughton, grandchildren Kate, Erin, Will, Matthew, Jack and Charlotte, and brother Rick Morton of Moncton, New Brunswick.
Stu was an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoyed horseback riding and camping throughout the mountains of the Northwest, as well as hunting and fishing, and spending time with Ellen, his children and grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate Stu’s rich and remarkable life will be held at 11am on July 9th, 2018 at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, located at 110 East 12th Street, Vancouver, WA. Interment will take placed at 2pm at the Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, WA, following the memorial service. Flowers are gratefully declined.
- Celebration of Life Monday, July 9, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, July 9, 2018
Stewart Wayne Reeder
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5743 Darwin Marquardt
July 28, 2018
Very saddened to hear that Stewart has left us. I remember many of the good times we shared at CMR in 1958, when we were both recruits in this rigid, unforgiving military environment were our lives were not our own as 'Recruit Year' Officer Cadets. Eating "Square Meals" and have to "Sir, Pass the Butter, Sir" to Senior Cadets, was a new experience that I don't believe any of us ever forgot. Our careers and lives took different paths, but the successes we shared have contributed to making life a little better for all those who our lives touched...In Truth, Duty and Valour, my deepest sympathy...:darwin-
July 7, 2018
Every Christmas Stu would dress up as Santa Claus and ride horseback , with Ellen by his side, to our house and visit the children.
July 3, 2018
Ellen and family. So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We were in school together, and I went to visit you when you lived in Sydney, NS. I know what you have gone thru as I am doing the same with my wife, Linda. I pray God will be with you, and raise you up. In Him. Bev.