STEWART, Norman Scott - (September 6, 1937 to June 28, 2020) - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Norman Scott Stewart on June 28, 2020 from complications arising from Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and predeceased by his parents Milton and Vera Stewart, brother Dr. William Ross Stewart, and sister Betty Hartinger.
Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 58 years, and dearest father of Ellen (Gord), Carolyn (Andy), Grant (Lucy), and Philip (Alexandra).
Loving Grampy Norm to Anthony (Stefanie), Philip (Tiffany), Carson and Thomas, and Great Grandfather to Cataleya and Selina, Norman was also the beloved brother of Helen MacRae, of Charlottetown, and much loved Uncle to many loving nieces and nephews.
Norman started his teaching career at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown in 1959, and upon moving to Toronto joined staff at Danforth Tech. He then continued his long career as an English teacher at York Mills Collegiate from 1965 to 1997. One of his great joys was leading the pit band for the musical productions put on by the students. He was loved and admired by both students and faculty.
Norman was a wonderful musician with an extraordinary knowledge of the American Song Book and standard repertoire. He was a longtime member of the Zimmerman Orchestra, and Swing Shift Big Band. He also played with the Red Peppers Dixieland Band, and for many years was the organist at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.
Norman was a wonderful musician and teacher, but more than that he was an incredible husband to our mother, a best friend to us, a loving grandfather and great grandfather, and an enclopaedia of music, history, literature, poetry, and the English language. He was the kindest and most humble person, and brought joy to all who knew him. We are honoured and privileged to have had him as a father. He will be sorely missed and mourned by his family and all who knew him.
We would like to especially thank Norman’s nephew and niece, Dr. Chris Stewart and Dr. Susan Stewart, for all of their guidance, love and support during this difficult time.
Sadly due to the COVID 19, pandemic the funeral will be private. Circumstances permitting, a Celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Ogden funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Norman’s memory to Parkinson Canada, or a charity of your choice.