Sgt John Leslie Stewart, CD (Ret’d)

    • Sgt John Leslie Stewart, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge EIIR

    We regret to advise of the sudden death of Sergeant John Leslie Stewart on 25 May 2015 in Grace Hospital, Winnipeg in his 84th year.

    Born in Massey, ON, John joined the Canadian Army at the age of 17 with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Much of his initial three years of training in Shilo, MB was in Artillery Survey. He soon transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers and was posted to the Army Survey Establishment in Ottawa.

    John worked on ground surveys in such locations as Dease Lake and Hudson Hope, BC, the Yukon, Churchill, MB, and the Arctic Islands, that contributed to the production of the post-war topographic maps of Northern Canada. John also served as a peace-keeper in the Gaza Strip in 1958 on an International Boundary survey. In 1960 he was on loan to the Polar Continental Shelf Project of Natural Resources Canada providing logistic support to arctic research. His last work in Army Survey Establishment was in Photography Airborne Profile Recorder as an Instructor

    John retired from the army in 1962. For his second career he worked with Spartan Air Services doing surveying and map work in East Africa, West Africa, Jakarta and other locations until he was 65.

    Funeral Service at Doyle's Funeral Home on Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for an interment at Greenwood Cemetery with a reception to follow at Doyle's Funeral Home. Online Guest Book at:{khAug2015}