Stewart, Roland Edward
It is with sadness that the family of Roland Edward Stewart announces his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on December 9, 2020 at the age of 82. Born in Parry Sound, ON, on September 19th, 1938, he was the husband of the late Sharon Lea (Radulski) Stewart.
Roland leaves behind his children, Debbie (Ray), Brian and John (Shelley); grandchildren, Renée, Eric (Amber), Mia, Mackenzie, Jonathan and Jordyn; great granddaughter, Harper; sisters, Gloria, Carol, Rosemary, Marilyn, and Donna and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Sharon, Roland was predeceased by his parents Jack and Rose (Payne) Stewart.
Sam, as everyone knew him by, had a career in the Canadian Armed forces that found him in many positions of service. He joined the military in 1957 and served until 1981. He was a proud soldier in the Queens Own Rifles of Calgary AB until they disbanded in 1968. He served in two tours, one in Germany and one Peacekeeping tour in Cyprus during his time in the QOR. Sam then transferred to Logistics and worked in transport, he where he drove Commanding Officers to driving passenger buses. Sam was posted to a few places in Canada, Dana SK, Borden ON and Suffield AB which he moved his family to.
In Suffield AB, after he retired from the service, Sam kept working for DND on heavy equipment and trucks, this part of his career carried him through retirement and he finished off working for the Municipality of Burstall SK where he and Sharon had retired.
His personality served him well during his time, making lifelong friendships that lasted until his passing. Sam had many admirers and authentic respect as a heavy vehicle operator.
Sam loved his motorbikes, well, he loved pretty much anything that had wheels and motors. He owned many over the years! He loved his RV's and camping and always enjoyed sitting around a campfire.
He enjoyed get togethers with family and friends, dancing , joking ,cats and dogs (except when they barked) trains, movies and hats and crazy hats! He was the keeper of things....many things! Never turned down a dessert and LOVED butter tarts!! 99.9% of the time he didn't have a shirt on and was a sun worshiper. He always had a nick name for everyone. He was a proud Canadian, always with a flag on his RV or his truck. He was a proud soldier!
Sam was a man of dignity that always held his head high and will be remembered as a man that served selflessly.
Rest easy ‘‘Ol Buzzard" as he affectionately called himself.
This is the price you pay for having a great father and Grandpa aka Papa! You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments - and you get the tears at the end, too.
There will be no services at this time. For those who wish, donations in Roland’s memory can be made to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 93 Poppy Fund.
By an Unknown Author
We’ll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us.
You being there
for Mom and us,
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember
you Dad because
they’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you.