Michael Scott Stewart
June 17, 1959 – August 2, 2016
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Mike has left us to join his mother Ellen in Heaven to be with their Lord. Born June 17, 1959 in Kelowna, BC to Ellen and Gerry Stewart, Mike grew up the oldest of seven siblings. A good student and an accomplished athlete, he graduated with honours from Immaculata High School in 1977. He studied at UBC and went on to UVIC where he received a degree in Education. He started his teaching career in Terrance, B.C. and then moved to Chilliwack where he was a middle school math teacher for over 24 years. A passionate competitor, especially on the golf course, Mike played by the rules always played to win. Mike was able to share his love of sports with his students by volunteering to coach the school’s golf team, volleyball team and ski teams. He is survived by his son Brett Michael Stewart and daughter Ami Kendall Rempel (Graham), his father Gerry Stewart and his six brothers and sisters: Tami Johnson, Pat Stewart, Brenda Ganley, Sandra McKee, Todd Stewart and Pam Paulhus and numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to offer a special thank you to his colleagues at Vedder Middle School and the staff in ICU at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their care and support. A funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Garnier Parish in Kelowna, on Friday, August 12 at 11am. Mike will be interred beside his mother at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on Friday, September 9 at 4pm. Please share your memories and stories with his family in the online guestbook. www.wiebeandjeskefh.com In lieu of flowers, please consider performing a random act of kindness in Mike’s name.