October 26, 1954 – December 7, 2018
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and best friend on December 7, 2018.
Murdo Stewart MacLeod was born in Tofino, BC on October 26, 1954.
Predeceased by his loving parents; father Murdo MacLeod (1966), mother Audrey MacLeod, nee; Priest (2012) and Stewart’s sister Cathy MacLeod (1964).
Stewart married his beloved wife Judi MacLeod, nee; Bond in 1980. His son Owen was born in 1982 and his daughter Marla was born in 1984.
Stewart loved his family and will be deeply missed.
Stewart was a knowledgeable, respected seaman who came from a long tradition of mariners. His grandfather Alex MacLeod served with the Coast Guard from 1913-1950 and his father Murdo MacLeod served from 1951-1966. Stewart started his career with the Coast Guard at the Tofino Lifeboat Station in 1975 as a Leading Seamen and Coxswain. He continued to serve the West Coast until his retirement in 2007. Stewart’s son Owen MacLeod has followed in his family’s footsteps, entering the Canadian Coast Guard in 2005. The MacLeod Family has served the West Coast for four generations.
Stewart spent most of his life on the West Coast but always loved to be hunting in Northern BC with his lifelong friends. Stewart and Judi moved to Buckley Bay in 2016 to start retirement life on their new property. They spent many long and happy days in their new garden together. Stewart was a good friend and mentor to many through his life; his knowledge on the water, his hunting skills and his craftsmanship will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Stewart is survived by his loving wife Judi, son Owen, daughter Marla, beloved Siamese cat Monty and grandpuppy Charlie. Stewart’s family; sisters Ellen (Rod), Laura and Vicki (Garry), brothers Steven (Lynne) and Mario (Wanda), mother in-law Yvonne, brother in-law Kevin, sister in-law Tabatha (Darin) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. There are no words to explain how much we miss you, forever in our hearts Daddy.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Stewart on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the Tofino Legion 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Stewart’s name may be made to the Tofino Hospital Foundation.