STEWART, Pearl Born on 22 December 1938 in Saskatchewan, Pearl died in Victoria on 29 August 2013, with family members at her side. Pearl was the second daughter of Nesta Clark and Der Wee Dick. She was a sister to Marlene Lavallee, Jen Nemeth, Joan Dick, Doreen Kienlen and David Dick. She was a mother to Sandra Stewart, Robert Ian Stewart (deceased), (Melonie Stewart) and Sharon Stewart (Yves Mailhot), and a grandmother to Ian and Brandon Stewart and Alexandra and Geneviève Mailhot. After graduating as a Registered Nurse from St. Paul's School of Nursing in Saskatoon, Pearl married Bob Stewart, an officer in the Canadian Army. For the next 53 years they shared a wonderful life travelling and making many friends across Canada and wherever the Army sent them. Pearl became a friend to many and had a happy life which included 24 moves with Bob and the children. People frequently asked her which place she liked the best. Her reply was that it was not the place, but the interesting and fun-loving people that she remembered. She greatly cherished those friends. Over the years, Pearl threw her energy into many service organizations, providing leadership and volunteering her time and talents. Some of these organizations were Mental Health Services, Osteoporosis Support Group, The Arthritis Society, and Royal Jubilee Hospital Craft Group. She was a creative person and loved crafts of all types, usually donating her work to provide comfort or to help with fundraising. The game of bridge was a huge passion, and with that same passion she taught hundreds how to play the game while gaining lifelong friendships. Pearl wanted everyone to know that she had a marvelous life, no regrets and no unfinished business. She wished to thank her family and friends and all those who made her life so rich. Recently Pearl hosted a thank you party for friends and family. We hope that everyone will remember the fun and laughter of that day when they think of Pearl. "Thank you for being a friend" There will be no memorial service. Heartfelt thanks to the Victoria Hospice for the wonderful service and kind treatment that was offered to the family in the last year of Pearl's life. Donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation of Canada: http://www.canadianpulmonaryfibrosis.ca/.
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Published in The Times Colonist from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8, 2013