Henry Stewart 1929 – 2023
The family sadly announce the death of Henry Ernest Adney Stewart, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, beloved husband of Jean, proud and loving father of their four sons and daughters-in-law: Dean and Janette (Stoeken), Vancouver, BC; Andrew and Nedine Stewart, Kelowna, BC; Glenn and Churyl (Elgart), Calgary, AB; and Dwight and Margie (Preston), Comox, BC. Loving and adored grandfather of Georgia and Eliza, Jordan, and Preston. Henry was one of the eight children of Henry Ernest and Jennie Stewart of Bolton, and loving brother and brother-in-law of the late Andy and Adele of Ailsa Craig, the late Dorothy and Lorne Paisley of Oshawa, the late Isobel and Elmer Russell of Strathroy, the late R.J. and Betty-June of Bolton, Hilliard (deceased) and Marguerite of Parkhill, the late Bertram and Hazel of Milton and Elora, and Murray and Marian (deceased) of Bolton. He was the brother-in-law of Jean’s sisters and their husbands, Betty and Don Graham of Toronto and the late Phyllis and Glenn Davis of Nobleton. He is remembered with love by his many Stewart, Davis and Graham nieces and nephews and their children.
After graduation from the University of Western Ontario (Waterloo College) in 1955, he began his long career in municipal government, undertaking additional studies in local government at Queen’s and planning law at the University of Toronto. In 1958 he and Jean bought their first house in Streetsville, their home for over 50 years! For nineteen years he served in the Township of Toronto (later Town and City of Mississauga) in Planning Board, The Clerk’s Office, and eventually as the City Manager. Then in 1974 he was appointed by the Province to the Ontario Municipal Board, serving for sixteen years, the last ten as its Chairman.
A longtime Presbyterian Elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church in Streetsville and active member of the Presbytery of Brampton, he served on a number of the national Church’s boards and committees, including the Board of Knox College, University of Toronto. He also served on the Board of the Toronto French School, and in the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario.
An early member of the Board of Governors of the (then) new Credit Valley Hospital, he served as its Chairman, and continued to be active in support of the hospital. In honour of his significant contributions, the flags at Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital will be lowered to half-mast on Monday, June 26. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation supporting the Credit Valley Hospital.
Many family memories were enjoyed at the beloved cottage which Henry and Jean built on Lake of Bays in Muskoka and which became the centre of family and friends’ celebrations for 35 years. For most of their married life Henry and Jean (and the boys) camped and “trailered” across Canada and the USA, especially in their beloved Prairies and BC. Vancouver became a winter home in later years and more recently Kelowna became their year-round home in order to be closer to their 4 sons and families.
A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of Henry E. Stewart will at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Friday, August 18 from one o’clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. Reception to follow at the funeral home. A private family service and interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton.
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