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Dubby_photoGerald (Dubby) Ray Stewart

February 6, 1945 – March 10, 2012

Dubby passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital with family and friends by his side. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Helen of 47 years, daughter Lisa and Rick Farrell (Megan and Devin), son Gerald and Marni Stewart (Cody and Shawn) and son Robert and Lisa Stewart (Tristan, Gage, Tate and Julia).

He also leaves to mourn his father Raymond, brothers Melvin and Keith (Sandra) Stewart, mother-in-law Mary Campbell, sister-in-law Darlene Lenton (Ken), brother-in-law Laurie (Joan) Campbell as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother Ruth Stewart and his sister Sandra Munroe.

Dubby was raised in Gladstone, MB. His father was a jockey so he spent many hours at the track. In the winter he kept busy with hockey. He could be found at the rink either coaching or playing. He was also president of the Gladstone Minor Hockey. Dubby always had a love for the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He married Helen (his high school sweetheart) on August 28, 1965.

A career in the lumber business started when Dubby worked for a private lumber company. He was employed by the Gladstone Co-op in 1970. Dubby and Helen moved their family to Carman in 1976 to pursue his career at the Co-op Lumber yard. In 1980, Dubby started up a family run eavestroughing business.

Shortly after relocating Dubby became an active member of the Kinsmen Club of Carman.

Dubby's passion for hockey followed him. He played with the Odds and Ends hockey team and coached minor hockey in Carman. Dubby and Helen enjoyed golfing together and with friends. His love of golf kept him active in the summer and his grandchildren's hockey kept him busy in the winter. The winter months also had Dubby looking for grain to feed the deer in his back yard. It was always a competition to spot the first deer at the feeder.

When the grandchildren started arriving in 1995 each one of them made Dubby's life even better. "Pops" was very proud of each grandchild and he could be heard at sporting events saying, "That's my grandchild!"

After his retirement from the Carman Co-op in December 1999, Dubby spent hours in his garage building garden sheds and refinishing furniture. Dubby continued his interest in the horse racing with Helen and long time friends Doug and Judy.

The family would like to thank Bev and Bob for all the love and support. To the doctors, nurses, EMS and all the staff at the hospitals in Carman and St. Boniface, we extend our appreciation for the care and compassion given to Dubby. Special thanks to Craig and Doyle's funeral home for all you do.

We love and miss you Pops!