Jeanne Alberte Stewart

Stewart, Jeanne Alberte

April 17, 1916 to September 28, 2006

Jeanne Alberte (Choquer) Stewart was born on April 17th 1916, to Jean Marie Choquer and Marie Madeleine (Boitard) Choquer at their homestead in Lacordaire, Saskatchewan.

She was the third of five children and from the outset exhibited her lifelong traits of industriousness and self-reliance.? She loved all animals and in particular enjoyed a life-long passion for horseback riding.

Upon completion of a business college program she moved to Estevan, Sask. where she was employed as a secretary.? Subsequently she worked in Ottawa, ON and Edmonton, AB for the Dept. of Defence during the war years.

In 1945 she met and married Woodrow Wilson Stewart (deceased June 14, 1994) and they briefly lived in Lethbridge, AB and Belleville, ON before settling in Saskatoon, Sask.

They raised four children Loran, Michele, Ellen, and Madeleine.? Jeanne’s interest outside of homemaking were primarily golfing, curling and fishing with most summers spent at Pike Lake, Sask.? Upon her husbands retirement they moved permanently to Pike Lake and alternated between there and Los Fresnos, Texas.? In 1982 they purchased their home in Cumberland, BC.

Family was especially important to her and she was regularly in control with her large extended family.? She is survived by one sister, Yvonne Stewart of Regina, Sask; all of her own children, grandchildren and nieces/nephews.

Travelling the world became her last great passion, which she imparted to her husband and children.

Jeanne lived an extraordinarily adventurous and satisfying 90 years; completely independent to the end and always in her own home.? Imagine parasailing in Hawaii in your early 80’s and river-rafting the Fraser River Hell’s Gate canyon.

She is sorely missed by all but not forgotten for her great spirit and joy of life upon her passing on September 28, 2006.

A Funeral Service celebrating her life was held on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. from Comox Valley Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 3R6 with Father Joe Killoran officiating.