Major Alan Arthur Macdonald Stewart (Ret’d)

    • Major Alan Arthur Macdonald Stewart (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Alan Arthur Macdonald Stewart (Ret’d) on 31 May 2008 at the age of 93.

    Alan was born in Comox BC and educated locally before attending Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon USA.  He started his working career in 1936 in the forest industry on Central Vancouver Island for Bloedel Stewart & Welch Limited before joining the Army.  He was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers 1941 – 1945 and served overseas with 22 Field Company. During his lifetime Alan served a total of 39 years with the Militia, Active Army and Reserves and attained the rank of Major. 

    After demobilization, Alan returned to engineering in Port Alberni BC working for Bloedel Stewart & Welch Ltd.  In 1958 he left forestry work to become a farmer at Amblecote, Duncan BC.  He later served as the Overseas Commissioner of The Stewart Society of Edinburgh, Scotland and Honorary Commodore of the Maple Bay Yacht Club in Duncan.

    A celebration of Alan's life will be held at the Maple Bay Yacht Club on 12 June at 3:00 pm. {gdAug2016kh}