It is with sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Stewart Thomas McCrae on April 23, 2012 in Revelstoke, B. C. Stewart’s life was centered around his family. He was a devoted husband to Linda and father to Seth. He will be missed by his sister Barb (Ed); brothers Don (Sue), Sandy (Sharon), David and many nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Stewart was predeceased by his father Alexander (Shorty) and mother Mary (Burridge). Stew was the center of all his extended families, providing them with hours of entertainment.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Revelstoke Community Center on Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2012, at 1:00 PM.
Donations may be made to the Revelstoke Museum towards the publication of a new book “The History of Skiing in Revelstoke.”
Stewart’s passions in life were fishing and skiing which he started at a very young age. He followed in his Grandfather’s footsteps and spent many years fishing with the “McCraes'” on the banks of the Columbia River until it was flooded and then continued his passion on the lower Columbia “lake” or where ever the fish were biting. His mother and father were avid skiers, so from the young age of three, Stew spent many hours skiing with family and friends.
Stew had a contagious enthusiasm for life, a man full of laughter. Linda and Stew enjoyed many years of fun and laughter together and were always there for each other. Stew was a wonderful father to Seth who provided constant guidance, given with the same love and laughter. As a young Friend of Seth’s wrote. “When he drank from the #1 Dad’s cup, it was well deserved.”
Stew started working as a brakeman with the CPR in February 1970 and retired as an engineer in 2005. He was given the name, “the natch” by his fellow engineers. He enjoyed working with his fellow employees and formed many a strong friendship.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Stew’s obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.