Farming Rural 13

Duncan B. Stewart

December 25, 1932 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Duncan Stewart Obituary

In Loving Memory of 
Duncan B.

age 91

Duncan was born on December 25th, 1932, to parents Lloyd and Jean Stewart of Goodlands.
He was predeceased by his wife Marlene, his younger brother Hilton and his grandchildren
Jessie Emmelene and Viola Jean Stewart.
Duncan is survived by his sister, Helen(Gerry) Myers ,sister-in-law Margaret Stewart and his
seven children: Catherine (Ron)Anfinson, Evelyn (Bruce) Donogh, Airdrie (Ron) Knight, Blair
(Sonia) Stewart, David (Donna) Stewart, Laura (Cameron) Turnbull, Heather (Michael) Smart.
He also had 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and

Duncan passed away peacefully in the early morning of January 13th 2024, surrounded by his
family in the Deloraine Hospital.

Dad grew up on the home farm south-east of Goodlands. He farmed his entire life and loved
the land and being outdoors. Until he was 83 he loved to hop on the tractor and help Dave do
the baling on occasion. Dad had a great love of nature. His favorite place was up in the Turtle
Mountains. He would go for walks on his own but also included us on many occasions. In
later years he enjoyed taking the grandkids for a hike in the hills.
He served as a director on the Sierra Club and also as the president of the Western Canadian
Sierra Club. He was a strong environmentalist.
Dad had a love of books and this began as a young child and carried on throughout his entire
life. In his library were books about nature, the environment, philosophy, world politics,
sociology, poetry and any other topic except fiction. He never stopped learning. Whenever one
would visit, you would find him sitting in the kitchen in his favorite chair doing a crossword
puzzle with a podcast playing in the background and a few books within reach.
Growing up we had many memories of our father listening to music. He would sit for hours and
listen to his collection of C.D’s and records. He loved all kinds of music with classical being his
favorite. He instilled this love of music in all of us. Dad really enjoyed the many years he sang
with the “Southwest Singers”. He loved the many performances they put on throughout the
years. He could always be heard singing away to himself.

Dad loved all of these things but none of them measured up to his love of being surrounded by family. 
He looked so forward to a visit from any family member.
In later years, dad was the one we turned for guidance. He never judged us and would always give common sense solutions
to any dilemmas.

Dad was very community minded. He served 12 years as the Reeve of the Brenda Municipality.
He worked so hard to make his community a better place.

In 2017 dad made the difficult decision to leave the farmhouse and move to the Centennial
Apartments in Deloraine. Although it took him a while to settle in, he soon surrounded himself
with his books, DVD’s, CD’s, and pictures and learned to love his “little nest”.

The family would like to give a huge thank you to Megan Vandenberghe and the home care
program. Without this program Dad would not have been able to stay in his apartment for as
long as he did. These home care workers soon became family and he loved their visits. He
couldn’t say enough good things about each and every one of them.
We would also like to thank Dr. Thind, Dr. Sharma and the amazing nursing staff for the
wonderful care he received while in hospital. The care and compassion he was shown was truly


Celebration of Life
Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Waskada Lion’s Hall

Private Interment - Goodlands Cemetery in the summer


Donations in memory of Duncan may be made to
The Goodlands Cemetery Fund- Cheques payable to: Municipality of Brenda-Waskada c/o
Goodlands Cemetery Fund, PO Box 40 Waskada MB. R0M2E0
Or to a charity of one’s choice.


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