George Reyburn Stewart, age 87, of Stratford passed away at the Stratford General Hospital, on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Born in Stratford, son of the late Thomas and Christine Stewart. Beloved husband of the late Verna Stewart (nee Kaufman). Loving father of Stephen Stewart of Burlington; Doug Stewart and wife Rose of Stratford and their children Russell, Andrew and his wife Marissa, great grand-daughter Brea and Scott; Cherilyn Stewart and husband Harold Salzberg of Wisconsin and their children Karl and Frank; Jeffrey Stewart and wife Lori of Stratford and their children Gregory and Bradley; and Kathryn Stewart and husband Jeremy Guimond of Russell, Ontario and their daughter Rozlyn.

George is survived by his sister Marion Dean (late Ian) of British Columbia and sister-in-law Esther Stewart (late Campbell) of Oklahoma. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law Marg Benner of British Columbia (late Mervin Kaufman); Nelda Mossip-Oliver and her husband Maurice Oliver of St. Marys; brother-in-law William Kaufman and his wife Gail of New Hamburg and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his in-laws Kenneth Kaufman; Dorothy and Phillip Lacroix and Ralph and Beth Kaufman.

George Stewart lived a full and adventurous life. With his wife Verna they purchased their first home on Church Street in Stratford. His first job with the railroad was to deliver messages on his bicycle. George worked for the CN Railroad and VIA Rail for over forty years, living in Sebringville, Oakville and Niagara-on-the-Lake. George and Verna had many travel adventures together from a cottage on the coast in Wales to Portugal and Spain. George was a very industrious man renovating two historic home into bed and breakfast businesses in Niagara-On-the-Lake. George and Verna never shied away from hard work and were always willing to take on a new challenge. His family remember him as a kind-hearted and quiet man.

Visitation at Elgin Missionary Church, 4192 Perth Line 36, Stratford on Tuesday, February 6 from 12 noon until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor George Grierson officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Avondale Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411.

Service Information


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Funeral Service
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Elgin Missionary Church
4192 Perth Line 36,

Elgin Missionary Church Hall

Avondale Cemetery
At a later date

Memorial Donations
Parkinson Society




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