Celebration of Life
Obituary of Ken B. STUART
March 14, 1948 - Calgary, Alberta
July 22, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta
The family of Ken Stuart are sad to announce his passing on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the age of 73 years.
Ken was a trooper and despite the challenges of terminal illness he remained positive and enjoyed the love of family and friends. We will truly miss him but visualize him feeling much better now.
Ken’s friends called him KenB, Slick or Stuball. His Mother called him Kenneth Brian Stuart! More recently, he was thrilled to be called Grandpa. Ken was super proud to be a born and raised Calgarian and truly enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage at Gull Lake, AB. He was an avid and skilled water and downhill skier. He attended the University of Alberta, receiving a degree in commerce. After graduation Ken worked briefly in Ottawa for the Canada Revenue Agency before returning to Calgary to work for twenty-three years with Amoco Canada Petroleum (later BP). Ken was a respected member in the business world and was deeply rooted in Calgary and surrounding communities. He devoted his life, with humour and cheerfulness, to building and strengthening communities, including several terms as the Mayor of the Summer Village of Gull Lake, a member and mentor with the Canadian Progress Club, a veteran member of the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee, and National Finals Rodeo and Calgary Flames supporter.
Happy trails Ken. Until we meet again.
Ken is survived by his wife and love, Daryn Violet MacEachern, daughter Sarah Grace Heibein (nee Hope-Johnston) and her husband Troy Everett Heibein, and their wonderful boys, Winston Everett and Rupert Nelson Heibein; his brother Colin Stuart and wife Rieky, now of Victoria, BC, (lived many years in Antigonish and Ottawa, ON), their daughters, Netami Stuart (Doug Paisley) and their son Arlo of Toronto, ON, and Beth Stuart (Mike Hearty) of Victoria, BC; as well as his in-laws Derek and Marjorie Allen, of Vernon, BC.
Family and friends are invited to join a Celebration of Ken’s wonderful Life at Southern Alberta Pioneer Memorial Building (3625 4 St SW, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from11:00 a.m. -2:00 pm. Informal dress or Western attire encouraged. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on here.
We celebrate Ken’s full life and kindly ask that you please consider giving a donation to a charity of your choice in his memory in lieu of flowers, as many have been impacted during COVID-19.
The family is forever grateful to the Alberta Health Services Integrated Home Care, including palliative and caregiver support teams who were outstanding in their support. Thank you, Laurie H., Margot S. and Terri W. A big hug and thank you to Analyn, who was Ken’s in-home caregiver.
In living memory of Ken Stuart, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.