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Michael Stewart

June 17, 1959 - August 2, 2016


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Mike has left us to join his mother Ellen in Heaven to be with their Lord. Born June 17, 1959 in Kelowna, B.C. to Ellen and Gerry Stewart, Mike grew up the oldest of seven siblings. A good student and an accomplished athlete, he graduated with honours from Immaculata High School in 1977. He studied at UBC and went on to UVIC where he received a degree in Education. He started his teaching career in Terrance, B.C. and then moved to Chilliwack where he was a middle school math teacher for over 24 years. A passionate competitor, especially on the golf course, Mike played by the rules and always played to win. Mike was able to share his love of sports with his students by volunteering to coach the school’s golf team, volleyball team and ski teams. He is survived by his son Brett Michael Stewart and daughter Ami Kendall Rempel (Graham), his father Gerry Stewart and his six brothers and sisters: Tami Johnson, Pat Stewart, Brenda Ganley, Sandra McKee, Todd Stewart and Pam Paulhus and numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to offer a special thank you to his colleagues at Vedder Middle School and the staff in ICU at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their care and support. A funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Garnier Parish in Kelowna, on Friday, August 12 at 11am. Mike will be interred beside his mother at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on Friday, September 9 at 4pm. Please share your memories and stories with his family in the online guestbook. www.wiebeandjeskefh.com.  In lieu of flowers, please consider performing a random act of kindness in Mike’s memory.


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From: Linda Ross
Relation: I worked with Mike at VMS

Dear Stewart Family,
I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Mike’s passing. I am a retired employee from VMS. I worked with special needs students in Mike’s classroom. Mike was very accomodating and showed great patience and care towards myself and the students. He was a thorough teacher, very organized and the students learnt a lot in his classroom. I remember him as being so kind and wanting the best for his students and Education Assistants that were fortunate enough to be in his classroom. He will be missed very much, the school won’t be the same without him. Thinking of all of you in the your loss of Mike.

Sincerely, Linda Ross

From: Dennis Miller
Relation: friend and colleague

I was very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. When I worked at Vedder Middle Mike was a good friend and colleague that was willing to go the extra mile to help a fellow teacher out. Witty, sincere and a joy to be around he will be missed. My heart goes out to Mike’s family at this difficult time.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 12, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Charlers Garnier Catholic church
3645 Benvoulin Road
Kelowna, BC Canada

3645 Benvoulin Road
Kelowna, BC Canada

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