Emerson Stewart STRINGER

STRINGER, Emerson Stewart Stewart Stringer, died peacefully at the age of 87 on February 22, 2013 in Victoria BC. He was born March 28, 1925 in Belleville Ontario and lived most of his life in Bancroft Ontario before moving to Victoria, BC in 2005. He was married in July of 1946 to Grace Sutherland of Hybla Ontario after returning from military service with the RCAF in England. Stewart loved and supported his family. He was predeceased by his sister Vivian (Ken) Bowser and is survived by Grace, his wife of almost 67 years, daughter Judi (Ross) Peat (Victoria, BC), son Peter (Linda) Stringer (Fort St. John, BC) and son Jamie (Pauline) Stringer (Peterborough, Ontario), grandchildren and great-grandchildren Amber (Bob) McMillan, Azure, Auburn, Ceri (Stringer) Willott, Jordan (Jenn) Stringer, Parker, Charlie, Addie, Taylor (Crystal) Stringer, Langley, Tayden, April (Joey) Hope, Preston (Katrina) Stringer, Abigail, Brock Stringer, Quinn Stringer. Stewart loved to sing and had a special song for almost everyone he met and every occasion. Most of life's upsets were met with joy and optimism and he knew that "…all things work together for good to those who love God." He was a man who was always determined to find a practical way to make things work better and his approach to life was all about joy and second chances. A celebration of his life was held at McCall's Funeral Home in Victoria on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 and was followed by interment at Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria BC on February 27, 2013. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.mccallbros.com "> www.mccallbros.com .

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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Mar. 2, 2013