January 12, 1956- May 11, 2023
It is with great sadness that the family of Gilbert Stewart announce his passing on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the age of 67. As he wished, he passed away in the home that he built, surrounded by his loving family.
Gil will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Brenda; children Anne and Andrew (Jamie); grandchildren Markus, Ethan and Alyssa; sister Kim (David) Roussel, nieces and nephews; and his many friends.
Gil was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth; and his siblings, Barb (Danny) and Bob (Pat).
Gil loved spending time with Brenda and their family. He was a loving Grandpa (G-Pa) to his 3 grandchildren, whom he loved so much. Gil enjoyed spending time at the hockey arena, both playing hockey for 40 years and coaching for 25 years. He had a great love for fishing.
Thank-you to his family, friends and the many healthcare professionals for all of their support in helping Gil stay at home comfortably.
A private burial will take place.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 1 pm- 4 pm at the Copetown Community Centre (1950 Governors Rd. Dundas, ON L9H 5E3). Spoken words and memories to be shared at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to VON Hamilton in Gil’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Sending you our sincerest condolences on the loss of Gil….the boys have lovely fun memories of the great hockey parties you both held.
Sending our condolences to the Stewart family, and friends.
He will be missed. My niece and nephew always had amazing stories about their gpa, and how special he was.
May he rest in peace
Love you guys 🤍
Gil was a highly regarded ,respected and loved. I felt it an honour to have known him. He will always be remembered and spoken of fondly. He will be missed by all
My heart aches for the family and friends that knew and loved Gil. I remember many evenings of cribbage and laughter in the early years of our marriage. He had a great sense of humour, loyalty and strong values that guided him in life. RIP Gil.
Please accept our heart felt condolences. We always enjoyed having your family stay with us at Alpine. It was our favourite week of the summer! The big bass in Rice Lake will be missing him too. Take care. Love from Jodi, Mike and Devin
Brenda, Anne & Andrew…I have many memories of your dad growing up. As Ted’s lifelong bestie we heard about lots of adventures and as I grew older my mom & dad would often refer to him as their fourth son, and loved it when he popped around for a visit. My adult memories of Gil and as a homeowner mostly consist of Gil “fixing things”, lol. Ted would say…call Gil…Dad would say…”call Gil”…and we always truly appreciated all he did. He was like a big brother I didn’t see very often but I knew I could call and he’d be there in a flash. His presence will be missed by many people, and I know that you three and his grandchildren were his absolute pride and joy, and made him so happy. I hope that the amazing memories are giving you some comfort right now at this very sad time. We are all thinking of you.
I am so sorry for your family’s loss.
So sorry for you loss, Gil was someone who I looked up to and had many great times at the rink with. His presence will be definitely missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him or share the ice with him.
Our sincerest condolences to Gil’s family. His memory will forever live on in your hearts.
With Kind regards
Zina Galamini on behalf of all of us here @ Kim’s workplace
Our deepest sympathies to Brenda and Anne, Andrew, Jamie and the grandchildren. Gil was a loving husband, dad and G-Pa. He was also a life long friend and we enjoyed him coming to our house for Wednesday night pool night. Those memories will stay with us forever.
The fond memories you all have of Gil will bring you much comfort in the days ahead.
Sending our love-Jerry and Dianne
Lisa and I are very sorry for your loss. Gil was an amazing person. I have so many great memories of him on and off the ice. I loved talking hockey with him and remembering to good old days of hockey. He will be greatly missed by all. Our hearts are with you.
Our deepest sympathies to Brenda, Annie, Andrew and all the grand-children. Karen and I are so sorry for losing Gil so young. Gil has been so entwined in Dunnett lives since I was 15 – it’s hard to imagine not having here anymore. But we have a lifetime of memories from hockey, baseball, fishing, Rice Lake, parties, euchre, the old pool hall in Dundas even the odd golf game it goes on and on. Such a good person always willing to help anyone. We will always miss him . All our love.
Brenda, Anne and Andrew, We were so sorry to hear the news of Gil’s passing. Gil was a great guy to be associated with. Playing and working with Gil in hockey and softball was always a pleasure. On the Executive, Gil was always a steadying presence and everyone respected his judgement and comments. He will be missed.
I want to share a hockey story about Gil. Unlike most of the boys in the BMHL, I moved to Beverly and joined a league where I didn’t know anyone. I quickly met some great guys but Gil and I never played on the same team. It didn’t take long to figure out he was like the ‘Godfather of the BMHL’. Everyone respected him. When he spoke, you listened. When he re-shuffled the teams at trade deadline, everyone accepted his decisions as fare and equitable. When he was the ref, I will never forget the look he would give me out of the corner of his eye when his hand would go flying up in the air and we would skate over to the penalty box together, again. I broke the rules and would be sitting for 2 minutes. Gil, thank you for watching over the league for all the years, playing the game the way you lived your life, with integrity and respect for everyone. You will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family. RIP Gil.
Our family finds comfort from your kind words. We appreciate the overall support and acts of kindness during this sad and difficult time. Thank you so much.