Bruce Stewart, age 73, beloved husband and father, passed away January 30, 2018 at Clover House, Swift Current, SK after a long struggle with cancer. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Bob & Ethel (Smith) Stewart; his brother Boyd Stewart; his parents-in-law, Walter & Jean (Plunkett) Bowditch; his step-mother-in-law; Nanette Bowditch; his brother-in-law, Donald Wenzel; and by his niece, Tammy Lasante. Bruce is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darlene (Bowditch) Stewart; his two daughters, Patricia (Gilles) Massé and Penny (Warren) Dombowsky; his grandchildren, Braden, Dylan, and Aimée Massé, and Caetlyn Dombowsky; his siblings, Jean Wenzel, Glenn (Linda) Stewart, and Brenda (Don) Kerslake; his sisters-in-law, Judy Waddel and Emily (Brian) Reich; his brother-in-law, George (Debbie) Bowdtich; and by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
John Bruce Stewart was born December 5, 1944 to Robert “Bob” & Ethel Stewart in Swift Current, SK. He married Darlene Bowditch on December 5, 1944. Bruce & Darlene raised their family and farmed in the Stewart Valley area until retiring to their new home in Swift Current, SK. Bruce was an active member of the Stewart Valley United Church and served on the church board for many years. Later, they attended Grace United Church in Swift Current before attending First United Church. Bruce was an active member of many groups such as the UGG Board, Stewart Valley School Board, and the Stewart Valley Curling Rink and Skating Rink Committee. He was a 4-H outdoors leader and a member of the Stewart Valley Happy Seniors club. Bruce & Darlene enjoyed going south for twenty-six winters to Mission, Texas, where Bruce helped set up for church services and other activities. He enjoyed vacations in Canada and the United States, and a trip to Europe. Bruce loved helping others in any way he could. In his spare time, Bruce enjoyed playing pool, fishing, playing cards, bowling, biking, gardening, and visiting — going for coffee and visiting was a daily pleasure. Bruce loved life — he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Special thanks to friends, neighbours, and all those who loved and cherished him as much as we did.
The Memorial Service for Bruce Stewart was held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm from First United Church, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Annette Taylor officiating. “Amazing Grace” was sung by the congregation, with Joan Williamson serving as pianist. Special music was brought by Patricia and Aimée Massé, who sang “In the Bulb There is a Flower.” Tributes were given by Braden Massé and Doug Ferguson. The ushers in the church were Shayne Stewart, Todd Bowditch, Gordon VanKannel, and Curtis Argue. The Private Interment Service was held prior to the Memorial Service from the Mount Pleasant Burial Park Columbarium, Swift Current, SK. In memory of Bruce Stewart, donations made to First United Church or the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc.
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current, SK, S9H 0X6, SK
First United Church
222 3rd Avenue NE, Swift Current SK S9H 2G6