And then there were three… Henry/Harry/Stu lost his battle with cancer in hospice on August 29th, 2023 with his family by his side, loving wife Wendy and his two daughters, Melissa and Jennifer.
Born in Toronto, “Harry” was the fifth child of an Irish father and Scottish mum, and beloved brother of his nine siblings: the late Sarah Foden (Ed), the late James Stuart, Dave (Tommy) Stuart (Anne Marie), the late Donald Stuart (Lois), the late William Stuart (late Agnes), the late Ina Barton (late Jim), Isabella Stuart, Ethel Ayres (Frank) and the late Dulcie Baker (Tom).
“Stu” was married to his loving wife, Wendy, 60 years this February. He was a doting dad to his two daughters, Melissa and Jennifer, as well as his “adopted” daughter, Michele. “Father in law” to John Fulop and “papa” to Ian. Beloved brother in law to Carol McLean and Margaret Karl (nee McLean) and Harold Karl. He considered his friends David McQuarrie and Gary McElwain family. He was “uncle Stu” to all children as he was a big kid himself.
He was a fisherman, avid gardener, wood carver, nature lover, pool shark, bird and butterfly man who loved being outdoors and chopping wood. He was the master of puns and a trickster, he loved telling stories and making people laugh.
Henry/Harry/Stu lived a full life, kept active, loved to help others and watch action movies. He leaves a huge, gaping hole in those whose lives he touched and although will be greatly missed, remains in our hearts and is now at peace and out of pain.
There will be a memorial and celebration of his life, in a few months, at Christ First, United Church in Clarkson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ian Anderson House hospice, who took great care of him, or one of the following wildlife centres; Shades of Hope Wildlife Rescue, or the Owl Foundation.
Memorial Service and celebration of life will be on Friday November 24th at 11 am at Christ First United Church