BLACK, STEWART ERNEST
Born in Calgary, Alberta February 7, 1932; passed suddenly in his sleep at 12:30 a.m. April 19, 2015 at Penticton Regional Hospital. Stewart is survived by his loving family, son Ian, daughter-in law Dyan, granddaughters Kelsey and Kimberly and grandson Brent. He will also be missed by friend and companion, Mavis. “Stew” was a star track athlete and football player for Lord Bing High School in Vancouver, graduating in 1949. He went on to play football for the Vancouver Jr. Merlomas and was a proud member of the Seaforth Highlanders cadets in Vancouver, based out of the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street in Vancouver. He married his high school sweetheart, Diane Johnson, and they moved to North Vancouver in 1958. Professionally, Stew was a heating and air-condition engineer. He spent years working at SuperHot in Vancouver, engineering systems for some of Vancouver’s largest office buildings. In later years, as a salesman at Lawson Oates on Broadway, Stew sold cars, which he really enjoyed. he also taught sales during night school at UBC. Stew loved sports, especially football, golf, track and tennis. He had a passion for the Green Bay Packers, and that passion has spread through the rest of his extended family. Stew was a wonderful father, always supportive, never critical, and he attended every one of his son’s basketball, soccer, football and baseball games. Stew even coached baseball, just to be closer to his son. In 1996, he moved to Summerland to be with his family where he was able to spend a great deal of time with his granddaughter, Kelsey Lynn, who was the apple of his eye. He was able to be a big part of her life while she was growing up. He was very proud of her accomplishments and loved her dearly. Here Stew also found great pleasure in gardening, vodka martinis, listening to Dean Martin and watching Green Bay Packers with Ian. More than anything, Stew was a warm and friendly person, always having time to talk, joke and kid with anyone in a loving way. He always wanted to put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Any donations can be made to the B.C. Cancer Clinic in his name.