August 19, 1924 - February 24, 2019
GORDON PRYDE STEWART
Peacefully surrounded by love, it is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Gordon on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 94.
Gordon was born on August 19, 1924 at Endcliffe, MB. He was married January 24, 1946 to Williamina (Wilma) Young in Dundee, Scotland.
He leaves to mourn his passing his children, Linda Surma (Dennis), Dave Stewart (Val), Jim Stewart (Cindy), Dawn Rivard (John) and Denise Borys (Brad); his grandchildren, Kyle Surma, Darren Surma (Dana), Tammy Funk, Shelly Simoens (Patrick), Micheal Stewart (Caroline Le Clair), Patrick Stewart (Julia), Chris Stewart, Kailah Rivard (Lucas Piehl), Shane Rivard, Tyson Borys and Chantal Borys; and his great-grandchildren, Murray Funk, Justin Berg, Aleck Berg, Adaria Stewart-Young, Avery Simoens, Jack Simoens, Sienna Surma, Sophie Surma, Emery Stewart and Cooper Stewart.
Gordon was predeceased by his father William September 2, 1950, mother Primrose August 31, 1975, son Murray May 25, 1977 and his wife Wilma October 26, 2007. He is also predeceased by all his brothers, Andrew, Bill, Bob, Donald and Norman and sister Ella.
Gordon grew up on a farm in the Endcliffe area, enlisting with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and served in the United Kingdom and Central Mediterranean area during the Second World War. Upon returning from the war and while waiting for his war bride to join him, he worked on the family homestead near Endcliffe. Before coming to Winnipeg he managed and built pure bred Hereford cattle herds at a ranch in Hayfield owned by the McClement family, Cambridge Meadows Farm on Wilkes Avenue and Sunny Brook Farm just outside Winnipeg. He then left ranching and started working construction. One of the bigger projects he worked on was the Jenpeg hydro dam. He then worked in the carpenter and maintenance shop at the University of Winnipeg where he retired from. Gordon resided in St. James until his passing.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sturgeon Creek Retirement Home I, home care staff, doctors and nursing staff at Grace Hospital for their care.
Gordon will always be remembered as the best husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and cousin we could have ever had. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch, 1755 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
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