September 1, 1961 ~ December 18, 2015
Stu will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Joy; sons Michael (Amanda), Jeffrey; parents Howard & Jean; brothers Steve (Gita), Jeff (Brigitte), Keith (Diana); nephews Sean (Cinthya), Chris (Claire), Scott, Steve (Jerusha), and great nephews James, Justin, Brandon & Tyler. All boys! He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, friends and of course his furry “little kid”, Molly.
Stu was an amazing husband, father, friend and co-worker. He was a gentle soul and cared deeply for everyone before himself. We love you and miss you, but you’ll be forever in our hearts. In good times and bad, Stu’s motto was “It’s all good”.
There will be a private family service at the home of Stu & Joy and a drop-in reception in the lower hall at Comox Pentecostal Church from 2-5 pm on Sunday, January 10, 2016. All are welcome to come and share a story and a memory of a life well lived.
Thank you to Dr. Bakshi and Dr. Blacklock, the CV nurses, Eric Toneff, Ron Freeman, Daniel Kang and everyone else for your support, love and encouragement.
You were an incredible man
You were a great role model and led by example
You worked hard to provide for your family, never complaining
You loved God and you loved others unconditionally
You demanded respect not through fierceness but through warmth and gentleness
You spoke softly and thoughtfully
Your smile and and laugh were infectious
You made time for family because you knew what was important in life
You understood people in a way few others ever could
You believed everyone had worth and you encouraged them
You were the voice of reason
You gave without receiving
You saw the humour in everything
You didn’t let the little things bother you
You taught everyone what it meant to be a good person
You put others before yourself
You were strong even until the end
You watched over your family always
Now you watch over us and smile from above
“It’s all good”