STEWART, James Bruce

Jan., 26, 1957 – July 20, 2010

James Bruce Stewart went to be with the Lord on July 20th, 2010 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He received exceptional care and made friends with many of the staff on the Cardiac Ward. His family was presented with a booklet prepared by the nurses, doctors and hospital staff in honour of Bruce citing him as a model patient throughout his lengthy, trying fifteen-month hospitalization during which he encouraged other patients. Bruce and his wife, Liz. married in June 1980, marked their 30th wedding anniversary during his hospitalization, plus Bruce gave his second daughter, Shannon, in marriage to Jordan Giesbrecht at a beautiful wedding staged at the hospital. Bruce leaves behind his four children, Heather, Mike (fiancĂ© Leah Keeping), Shannon (Jordan Giesbrecht), and Scott and his mother, Chris Stewart; sisters Rosemary Hudson & Margaret (George Ney); and brothers Ken (Jane), David (Elizabeth), and Rob (Karen); brothers & sisters-in-law the Peacock family, John (Marlene), Harold (Nancy), David (Becky) Steve (Helen), Nathan (Mardell) Jack (Louise), Miriam (Lee) Obst, as well as numerous nieces, nephews uncles and aunts. Bruce became a principal /teacher at a young age at Alberta schools at Barons, Iron Springs and Coaldale before he accepted principalships at Mayne Island & Salt Spring prior to Kelowna where he served for ten years, loved his students and made a lasting impression with everyone he met. Bruce loved his family, church and people and was always quick to have a smile and help out in any way. He enjoyed coaching many team sports and Mayne Island always was a special place for him. We miss Bruce very much and his special way with people. Service was held in Kelowna on July 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:


HEART HOUSE #101-8740 NO. 1 ROAD


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