Stewart, Donald Andrew

February 16, 1944 ~ November 5, 2022

Donald Andrew Stewart
February 16, 1944 – November 5, 2022

It is with broken hearts that the family of Don Stewart announce his passing after a valiant effort fighting a brain tumour. He appreciated all the help he received from family and friends during this difficult journey. Don was a very special guy and will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends and neighbours. Beloved husband of Geraldine (Geri) (Duffy, Brydges). Over the last 40 years they have shared many adventures whether travelling, golfing, skiing, boating in the North Channel or working together in the gas & oil fields. Predeceased by his brother William (2016) father Andrew (1990) mother Frances (Weir) (2007) father-in-law Nelson (2008) mother-in-law Audrey (Scott) (2005) and brother-in-law Ross Gennoe (2016). Don is survived by his son Brian (Pat) Stewart & their children Matt, Mike & Kate (Caleb) and his daughter Carolyn Stonehouse (Joe) and their children Tyler (Vanessa), Nathan, Beau (Amanda) Brett and Ben. And his special great grandson Graham. Also survived by brother’s family Joànne Brohman, Andrew (Allison) & their son Tavin, Scott (Sara) and Paul (Claudia) & their son Andreas. Many cousins from the Stewart and Weir family. And sister-in-law Bonnie Gennoe and nephews Rob (Erika) and Dan, Don was a’ talented instrument technician and after working in the chemical valley at Polysar he started his own business. He worked for various oil and gas companies in the area calibrating their instruments. Everything Don did was with perfection even building his own urn for himself and Geri. Don enjoyed golfing and fishing and he will be dearly missed by many close friends that he shared that passion with. Don was always willing to give his friends a helping hand. However his true passion was skiing and he enjoyed many trips to Colorado with family and friends but he especially treasured his heli skiing trips to the Canadian Rockies. And you couldn’t get the smile off his face when skiing with grandsons. He also enjoyed fishing trips to Northeastern Georgian Bay with the grandsons. We would like to thank Dr. Allison Crombeen and the dedicated staff at the Palliative Care unit at Bluewater Health for Don’s care over his last few days. And a special thank you to Carolyn & Joe Stonehouse for always being there for us.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Funeral Service
A funeral service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Brigden on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Donations may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church or charity of your choice.

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  1. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He had worked with us at Union Gas Bright Compressor Station and always had great conversations. Again my condolences to your family. Don Corkum.

  2. Our deepest sympathy Geri and family. Don was a special person – always smiling and enjoying life! His memory will live on through all those special moments he shared with family and friends. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Joe & Bonnie Dawson & family.

  3. So sorry for your loss, he was a great guy. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs
    Pat Sexton and Wayne Pettit

  4. My deepest condolences to the Stewart family. I had the joy of spending time with Don and Geri on ski trips with my family when I was younger. I will always remember Don’s beaming smile, as he effortlessly soared down a ski run. He made each and every trip fantastic.

  5. Our deepest condolences to Geri, Brian and Carolyn and their families on Don’s passing! Always a good conversation over the years! R.I.P Don!
    Bob and Gail Kraft

  6. Dear Geri, Carolyn and Brian,
    I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I know this will be a tough time for all of you as you celebrate his life.
    Wishing you peace, strength and courage
    to face the days ahead.
    Please accept my condolences.

  7. How can we say in words how we feel. Such a sad time. We will miss Don and his special humour. It has been a very difficult time for the family. God Bless you all and condolences and prayers go your way.
    Ford and Barb

  8. Geri & family, I am so sorry to learn of Don’s passing, he will be missed by all of you. I am unable to attend the visitation tomorrow night, but hope to make his funeral on Thursday. Sincere condolences to all — he was a great guy!!

  9. Geri and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all those great memories of time spent with Don keep you strong. He will be missed.
    John & Linda Lewis (Port Lambton neighbours)

  10. Dear Geri, I am saddened to read of Don’s death. Don was a wonderfully friendly, smiling guy. This brings back memories of Chris and my sailing days in the North Channel seeing Don and you out fishing or visiting from boat to boat. He had great stories to share of his skiing adventures. Mary Wolff

  11. Condolences to all of Don’s family. Went to P D H S with Don and later worked at a lab in Polysar with him. Much later worked with Don commissioning instrumentation on expansion at Buytl unit. He was an excellent tradesperson for sure. He and Jeri always had the best and largest garden to be seen. Again so sorry for his passing. Bev and Linda Byers.

  12. Geri and Family, our sincere condolences on Don’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Donnie and had lots of fun times with him, especially skiing in Colorado, Talisman & Beaver Valley, as well as ‘Mount Boo-Boo’ in Mom & Dad’s back yard. I know my Dad, especially, will really miss Donnie who was one of his very best friends and ski buddy.

  13. Gerri, and family, so very sorry to hear of Don;s passing. Cherish all those wonderful memories you have of times spent doing what you loved.

  14. Geri and Family – our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time –
    Love Betty Anne & Jack

  15. Geri and family- our deepest sympathy at this time! We have many great memories of Don from over the years!

  16. I made mistake, Don was not in my brother’s wedding but was a great friend of my brother and at my parents home quite often. Thinking of you all, God bless.

  17. Thinking of you all. Knew Don all my life, He was in my brother Leslie South wedding. With family and lots of Faith and Hope this all helps, God bless.

  18. Geri and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I feel lucky to have fond memories of Don as a colleague at Talisman and as a family friend. Don was a real tradesman, everything done well, all the time. Thinking of you.

  19. Carolyn, Joe,and family I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing, sending my condolences to you and yours, thinking of you all at this difficult time,

  20. Deepest sympathies to Don’s family. I have lots of memories of Don growing up in Brigden and at the United Church, our parents were friends and fellow business owners in Brigden. Hugs to each of you.

  21. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He chummed with my older brother and a whole host of friends in Brigden. Remember well as I spent many times at the dairy bar with all of them when my brother was looking after me. Wonderful memories can warm your hearts when it is aching. God bless you all. Marie(Dawson) Stephenson

  22. Dear Geri we are so saddened to read of Don’s passing. May the support of family and friends help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. We were saddened to read of Dons passing. Stu has fond memories of Don that he will always cherish.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Sending Sincere Condolences…