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Sheila Moyra Stewart passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at the Victoria General Hospital  in Victoria, B.C., on February 8, 2017 after a brief illness.

Sheila was born to George and Mabel Mackintosh on May 31, 1925 in Edmonton where she took her early education.  She lost her mother at an early age. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and worked at the Alberta Research Council, where she earned money to finance a lengthy trip to Europe with a group of lifelong women friends known as the “Unclaimed Treasures.”  She was not “unclaimed” for long, however, and upon her return married a handsome war veteran, a lawyer named Neil Stewart.
For the next 64 years until Neil’s passing last April, Sheila and Neil were inseparable. They enjoyed a tremendously fulfilling life built around their love of family, reading, fine music, travel, Scottish roots and dogs. Both Sheila and Neil were avid hikers, enjoying walking and cycling tours in Britain and France.
Sheila was known for her warm personality, loyalty to family and friends, her continuous and abiding curiosity and her natural ability to put people totally at ease, even those she had just met.
Sheila is survived by sons Ian (Judy Piercey) of Edmonton and Sandy (Darlene Leavitt) and grandsons Callum and Andrew of North Saanich, B.C., and brother George Mackintosh of Edmonton. In addition to husband Neil, she is predeceased by son George Neil.

Sheila will be greatly missed by family and friends in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.
As per Sheila’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the SPCA or charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
McCall Gardens
  • Douglas and Brenda McCannel
    March 13, 2018

    Dear Stewart Family, It was with great sadness that I read Sheila’s Obituary to my mother, Dorothy McCannel. Neil and my dad were friends from school days. Mom had been trying to call her for some months. My dad passed 4.5 years ago. My mother and our family extend our deepest condolences at your families loss. Her friendship with our family was cherished.

  • Shirley MacDonald Reid
    March 16, 2017

    Sending sympathy to the family of Sheila MacKintosh Stewart. I first met Sheila in grade seven at Oliver School in Edmonton. We have kept in touch through the years and I cherish many happy memories of Sheila and Neil.

  • John And Lynda Guthrie
    February 15, 2017

    Our sincere sympathy on the loss of a fine lady.

  • Gerald Maier
    February 14, 2017

    It is with sadness that I learned of Sheila’s passing and I extend condolences to all of her family. Sheila and Neil were long-time friends and both made great positive contributions to our society that set standards that we should try to emulate.

    Gerry Maier

  • kate brennan-smith
    February 13, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing. She will be missed by many.

    Alice Brennan, Kate and William Brennan-Smith

  • Susan Sullivan
    February 13, 2017

    Dearest Ian & Judy (and extended family),

    I am so saddened to learn of Sheila’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences.


  • Duncan,Margaret,Scott and Stewart wilson
    February 13, 2017

    Aunt Sheila was an inspiration and role model for our family. Her sharp mind, warmth, and ever present interest in what and how we were doing will leave a hole in our lives but her memory will carry on.

  • Peggy Hobbs
    February 11, 2017

    I was immensely saddened by your Mother’s passing. We were among the last of our many McIntosh cousins and I cherished her letters and phone calls.

    Thinking of you and Ian and your families.

    Peggy (Mcintosh) Hobbs

  • Jeff Harris
    February 11, 2017

    So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.

  • Helen Gunn
    February 11, 2017

    I was sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you all.

  • Joyce Matier
    February 11, 2017

    Ian and Sandy, we are sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother to Callum and Andrew. Judy always spoke fondly of Sheila and we are sorry for the loss of a wonderful mother in law to her and Darlene.

    We will always remember Sheila for her hospitality when we visited her and Neil in Victoria, as well as her warmth, light heartedness and the joy and pride she had in her family. Although Sheila will be sadly missed, we feel that she would be happy that Neil has reclaimed his treasure and they are joined again.
    Joyce and Ray

  • jennie piercey
    February 10, 2017

    Dear Ian, Sandy & Family,

    Thinking of you. Our love & thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    love jennie & paul

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