Stewart HAY
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HAY, Stewart
September 22, 1931 – January 3, 2017
Passed away peacefully at the May Court Hospice, surrounded by his loving family and caring staff on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Cherished husband of Tance for 58 years. A beloved father to Pam and the late Carolee. "Bampa" to his cherished granddaughters, Alison and Susie. Dear brother of Sandra Staples (Bob). Stew experienced a rapid onset of esophageal cancer, and fought his way through the last year with every intention of beating the odds. His strong will to live on and build a legacy is to be admired. He will be missed dearly by his family. His unique personality and distinguished career will not be forgotten. Special thank you to Dr. Louise Coulombe, who treated both Tance and Stew, with great kindness and professionalism. Interment for Tance and Stew will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon. Condolences may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 21, 2017.
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January 23, 2017
Dear Pamela,
Your dad and Ken Taylor were the first Trade Commissioners that I met when they called me for lunch in Detroit. They wanted me to join TCS instead of External Affairs. After the lunch, they played dollar poker with $100 bill to see who would pay for the lunch. From that time onward, Stew and I had many great meetings, including on the golf course. He was a key mentor, and a fine gentleman.
Trisha and I send our sincere condolences.
Bob Sandor
January 17, 2017
Dear Pamela

Jayne and I are so sorry to read about your father's passing. Our closest memories of your parents, you and your sister date from two years together in Mexico from 1963 until 1965 when we worked and played [golf!] together and your parents introduced us to so many aspects of the foreign service. Both Tance and Stewart enjoyed fulsome lives and you remain a major player in our memories of the Hay family.


Ted Gibson
January 17, 2017
Stewart was a force of nature when I had the pleasure of working with him in the Trade Commissioner Service those many years ago. Very sorry to learn the sad news of his passing. He will long be remembered by the friends he made serving Canada with distinction at home and abroad. Beverley joins me in extending deepest sympathy to his family.
John Treleaven
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