Most recently of Lawrencetown and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018. He is now in heaven with the Lord.
The son of Raymond Alexander Clarke and Hannah Francis Matilda Jean Stewart, our father received his B.A. from U.N.B., his M.Div. from Pine Hill Divinity Hall and his M.Th. from St. Stephen’s College. He was ordained
as a minister in the Maritime Conference, United Church of Canada, on June 6, 1954, and “retired” (to a continued ministry) in 1997.
Dad had the good fortune to marry Evelyn Marie Holmes on May 24, 1954. He is survived by his brother Bill (Viney) Clarke, his children Russel Stewart (Gillian) Clarke, D. Bruce (Caroline) Clarke and Janice Marie (Scott) MacInnis, 6 grandchildren, and a growing list of great-grandchildren.
In addition to being a theologian, Stewart’s active and inquiring mind led him to a diverse set of interests that included broadcasting, organizational management, personality theory, parent and teacher effectiveness, grief counselling, wood turning, stained glass, Scottish Country Dancing, judo and wine making.
A celebration of life service will be held at Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church, 15 Bissett Road, Cole Harbour at 1:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2018. Burial will be a family event, at some future date. Memorials may be made to Robertson-Holmes Memorial Scholarship Fund (www.robertsonholmes.org).
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com