Stewart, Denys

July 16, 1939 ~ August 23, 2023

STEWART, Denys Alistair – Age 84 of Petrolia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Sumac Lodge, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Barb (Bradshaw). Loving father of Suzanne Morier (Dan) and Krista Stewart, stepfather of Michael and Andre Greeff. Special grandfather of Devyn, Keely, Aiden, Max, Avery, Dane and Leo. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Alice Stewart, daughter Dana Stewart (Shawn) and brother James (the late Ruth) Stewart.  Denys was an RCMP officer for 35 years, retiring as Staff Sergeant of the “D” division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He also drove transport truck for Arnold Brothers for 10 years, he was a member of the Kinsmen Club of Oakbank Springfield in Manitoba, a member of St. Pauls United Church in Petrolia, and was on the board at Midvalley Apartments for many years. Denys was well respected, kind, loving and always ready to help – truly a great man.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden.

Funeral service
A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 1st at 11:00am at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden. Interment to follow at Bradshaw Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Paul’s United Church-Petrolia, Lambton County Developmental Services Foundation (LCDS) or Alzheimer’s Society.

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  1. Sincere condolences to you, Barb, and your family and to Suzanne and Krista and their families . It was quite as shock to read the obituary as I did not know that he was ill. I had known Denys for nearly 60 years. He was a great guy and a wonderful friend

  2. To Barb, Andre and Family, So sorry to hear of Denys passing. I send along my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. So sad to learn of Denys passing. Had the pleasure of working in a Joint Forces Unit with Denys back in the 1970’s and couldn’t have had a better coworker or a more dedicated Officer to have worked along side. He was a great Police Officer and will be sadly missed by many who’s lives he touched. My condolences to all his Family and Friends.
    Bob Patrick, Winnipeg Police Retired

  4. To Barb and Deny’s family, so sorry for your loss. I had the privledge of working for Deny in Oakbank when I started out in the RCMP. He was an amazing man and policeman. He taught me lots that I used throughout my career.
    He will be missed
    RIP my friend

  5. In loving remembrance of a dear friend. Thinking of you all from your Australian friend for 56 years Barb. We shared many good times and I am sure you will remember the wonderful yeas you had with such a precious man. It was a privilege to know him.

  6. Dear Suzanne & Dan & Family … we would like to extend our deepest condolences to you all ❤️… thoughts and prayers … may he rest in peace ….

  7. RIP to one of my best NCO’s, back in the early ’90s when I had Winnipeg Detachment and Court Liaison Unit under Denys’ Winnipeg GIS banner out in Manitoba. Also thanks to for those years Denys was able to check-in on/with my parents who happened to live across the road from his buddy Albert. My Dad is now gone, but Mom often thought and mentioned Denys in our calls down to Petrolia.

  8. Sorry, Barb to hear of the death of your husband. We didn’t know him. It willbe difficult for you. Barb and Gordon Leaper

  9. To Barb and Deny’s families: Bev and I are thinking of you all on this sad occasion and extend our condolences to you.
    I played ball with Deny, and socialized in the 60’s in Winnipeg.We worked a major file in The Pas in the early 70’s
    and through the years kept in touch. Lots of jokes exchanged in the advent of the internet(Thanks Barb). We had a visit with Deny’s and Barb up at Ed & Val Stechly’s a few years back and time seemed like it had stood still over the years. We were also fortunate to visit Denys and Barb in Petrolia before he got sick and spent hours in the yard remembering the “Good Old Days” We will miss him but the memories of a excellent Mountie and person will not be forgotten. RIP Denny

  10. I will cherish my memory as an 11 year old. Denys was my next door, 18 year old neighbour on Gem Avenue in Petrolia.. We stood together in his back yard in an early evening, October, 1957, gazing into the sky for a first-time sighting of the Sputnik satellite, and watched it track across the sky. He had a kindly, towering presence in my mind; I looked up to him always (and up with him that night).

  11. Barb, Andre and family. Please know that I am saddened to hear of Deny’s passing. I know that Andre cared for him deeply and must be very sad. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  12. Barb, Andre and entire family,

    We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Denys was always quick to greet us with a warm hello and friendly smile. He will be missed. Be well!

    “Death leaves a heartache nothing can heal. Love leaves a memory nothing can steal.”

    All your friends, employees and Board of Directors at Lambton County Developmental Services.

  13. Moving to Ontario in 2002 gave us the wonderful opportunity to get to know our ‘Eastern’ family. We will fondly remember our dinners and get togethers. While Uncle Denys’s passing is such a sad loss, we know he is now at peace. We shall miss him dearly. We are so very sorry for the loss of an amazing man.

  14. We wish to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Denys. He was such a kind man. He has been missed so much. We are thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. Marion and Gord Henderson, Mary Campbell

  15. Your friends at St. Paul’s United Church wish to extend there sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Denys. He was such a sweet man, kind, caring and helpful. We have sure missed having him help Barb in the kitchen with coffee hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Blessings from your friends at St. Paul’s.

  16. Our sincere condolences to you Barb and Denys family. He was a special friend and partner as we worked together in Winnipeg in the early seventies. Denys and I shared many great times together and these memories will always be cherished. He will be missed. Sandra & Wayne

  17. Barb and family; Please accept sincere condolences on the death of your beloved Denys.
    I remember well the thrilling story of your rekindled love for one another, Barb.
    It is one I keep in a wee corner of mind that pops open from time to this time.
    May peace be upon you and yours in the revere of memories of his life.

  18. My deepest sympathy to the family of Denys Stewart. I remember him from our training days in Regina as he was a troopmate of mine just 2 numbers past my regimental number. I remember his sense of humour and our long trek by (his) car from Toronto to Regina, where we had both signed on. In kind memories of our times in training.

  19. Barb and family
    Thinking of you during this sad time. Cherish the memories.
    Roy and Kerry Jacklin
    and Family.

  20. Dear Barb, Andre & Denys Family
    My sincere condolences to you all. Denys was a wonderful man and he has been missed for some time due to his health. Lifting up heartfelt prayers for you all.

  21. Barb and Family, We are truly sorry about Denny’s passing, however he is at peace now. We love you lots Barb, and think of you every day,
    Love, Ed and Fran

  22. My Dearest Barb & Andre,

    I am truly sorry to hear of Denys passing but he’s finally at peace.

  23. Barb and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hold the precious memories close.
    Blessings! Jessie Dobbyn

  24. Barb and family sending sincere condolences at this difficult time
    with the passing of Denys. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Sincere sympathy To Barb & family on the passing of Denys. He was a friendly man & Denys along with you, Barb, certainly did a lot for St. Paul’s United church. Cherish the memories you have had of good times together.

  26. My sincere sympathy to all the family on the passing of this remarkable man. May you be comforted by sharing memories and by the God who holds you close.

  27. My sincere condolences to Barb and family. Denys and I worked closely together in Winnipeg for many years, and Denys was in our wedding party when Joyce & I were married in Virden in 1963. I still remember as single guys when Denys was over the moon about the girl from Red Lake! Along time ago but many wonderful memories of you both. Cherish the memories and all the good times.

  28. Uncle Denys was one of a kind and a big part of my childhood. He was probably the only father figure I had in my beginning years, other than my grandfather (the few years I stayed with him in Red Lake, Ont.) I will always remember him for his A&W trips, his big stature and heart and putting up with me and my creative fingerpainting (don’t ask). RIP Denys…you were loved, and you will be missed.

  29. Dear Barb and Family: So very sorry to hear of Denys passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and that you and your family will be in our prayers.

  30. Dearest Barb, Andre and family of Denys:
    I am truly sorry and sad for you all with the passing of Denys. I remember Denys as a quiet man with a quick smile. I remember that Denys stood steadfast beside you Barb and he was always quick to help where and when help was needed.A great man that will be missed. Heaven has a bright, shining, precious jewel. Hugs. Love. Prayers.

  31. Our deepest sympathy to you all. May treasured memories of the time you had together help ease your grief .hugs.from Don and Donna

  32. Heartfelt condolences to you Barb and Andre’ and the whole family. What a special guy Deny was- caring, hard-working, and so well-respected. Thinking of you.

  33. Barb and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Such special memories of you and Denys.
    Blessing and love
    Alison and Blair