With profound sadness and broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Stewart Lang (Stew) on April 17, 2022 in Victoria, BC.  Beloved son of Yvette and Gord; adored brother of Marcelle (husband Brian); cherished Uncle to Reyven; treasured grandson to Irvin (who preceded him in death) (Suzanne) and Dorothy, loved nephew to Stewart Thompson, Ian Thompson, Michelle Johnson, Brent Lang (Jill); and loved cousin to Dylan, Yvette, Shelly, Reagan and Jesse.

Stewart was also preceded in death by his cherished dogs Duke and Nitro.

Stew was a beautiful soul with a kind, loving and generous heart. He loved dogs more than anything, previously volunteering at an animal rescue farm in Vancouver. He was also a Big Brother to his dear friend Ben.

A highly skilled Red Seal Journeyman Plumber, Stew was also a Certified Gas and Pipefitter and was part of the Victoria Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

Stew adored his family and friends. He had a small circle of lifelong best friends and a huge circle of friends and extended family, whom he loved dearly. He had a beautiful sparkle and energy, a mega-watt smile and a laugh that lit up the room.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stew’s name to the Humane Society, the SPCA or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.  For those friends and family who wish to join the service virtually, here is the Zoom link below. The link will be active at 1:45pm on the 15th of May.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85417021468?pwd=NHg1aW1YT3NmK2hDWnVqNnB0TFV2Zz09

Condolences and memories may be offered to the family below. To view service click below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

  • Gleneen Marseille (Smith)

    dear Gordie just found the news of your son an hour ago I can’t imagine the pain your going thru I’m so very sorry for your loss please know that my thoughts are with you hopefully one day we can get together for coffee take care

  • Trent McManus

    He was my best friend in Lakehill elementary school. We did everything together, we had so many good memories. I love you and I am sorry I couldn’t be there for you. We will play Donkey Kong Country in the sky one day.

    Trent

  • Barb Clemes

    That was a very beautiful service painting a picture of a life well lived – full of love, family, friends, music and laughter.
    Barb Clemes, sister in law to Uncle Brent, sister to AJ

  • Michelle Johnson

    A poem for Stew from his Aunty Michelle
    Stewy
    You are a lovely brother
    And a beautiful son, but
    Where are you now Stewy?
    Where have you gone?

    Have you returned to the stars
    From which we all came?
    The Univrrse has changed now
    It will never be the same
    But
    You’ll be in the sun and
    In the night sky.
    In every breath of wind
    Every eagles cry
    Each drop of rain that
    Falls from on high
    Every rolling wave will
    Carry your name
    No more worries
    No more pain
    Until we see you again
    We love you, always xoxo

  • Alastair and Beth Battson

    I am so sorry to hear that Stew is gone. Although I only meet him that week I stayed at your house in the late 90s I knew of him well through all of our get together. I hope though the current difficult times and the quieter times down the road you are able to remember the wonderful light he brought and be thankful as well as celebrate them. I will see you over Zoom in a little while, Sending all our love from the other side of the continent. Ally and Beth.

  • Kelly Stevens

    I’m so sorry for your loss, he was the light in this world and I’m sure he’s smiling at all of us now ❤ love Kelly my prayers ❤ are with you ❤

  • Deborah Farr

    Dear Yvette , Gord and Marcelle

    Shocked and truly very very saddened by this tragic news. My heart goes out to you all. I only met Stew a few times and he was really lovely. Sending you love, so so sorry for your devastating loss.

  • Delaney Jamieson (Hawley)

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Stewart’s (as we called him in elementary school) passing. We attended Lake Hill together and he was one of my childhood buddies. He always made me laugh and had a special sparkle in his eye.
    My deepest condolences to the family. I still have photos of Stewart and our friends as children and will think fondly of him.

  • Georgina Tweed

    Thinking of you, Yvette, and your family at this very sad time… so sorry for the loss of your beloved Stewart.

  • Leah Saari

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Stew was one of the most lovely,deep feeling and
    a genuinely wonderful people I had the privilege of knowing. My love and light goes to Stew’s family and loved ones.

  • Louise Robbins

    Yvette, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and hope you will continue to join us at Holding Hope

  • Dorothy Morris

    The Morris Family

    Our thoughts and much love are with you all. Stew was a cherished son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. A gem, gone far too soon. He will be fondly remembered, always.

  • Jane Inman

    Yvette, Gord, Marcelle

    I’m a long-time friend of Suzanne’s, Stewart’s grandmother.

    Yvette, Gord, Marcelle

    Although I had not met Stewart, throughout the years, I’ve heard so many warm loving comments about him. What a wonderful young man he was.

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Although his physical presence is no longer here, you have not ‘lost’ him. He is forever in the hearts of everyone who knew him, and so many lives have been made far richer by having known him.

  • Annie Walsh

    Annie and Billie Walsh

    Yvette, Gord, Marcelle and Brian
    My heart grieves for you at this saddest of times. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Stew will always be with you.

  • Bruce Thompson

    So sorry for your tragic loss. Thinking of you all at this time.

  • Dennis & Joyce Sky

    Dear Suzanne
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Stew. We did not know him but I remember when he was born as I was taking accordion lessons from Irv & he said that he had a grandson. Sue, you have kept us up on the family happenings for which it has been much appreciated. After 11 years of lessons, it makes you feel part of the family. Our sympathy goes out to everyone of you as well as his friends. Take care everyone at this difficult time.

  • Mark Lang

    Gordie and Evette
    We’re so sorry to hear of Stews passing. Our heart felt condolences.

    Mark and Deb Lang

  • Samantha Rothwell

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Suzie, and to all of Stew’s family and friends. My thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time. May he rest in heavenly peace.

  • Marjorie Fenwick

    My deepest condolences and prayers go out to you Yvette your husband and family.
    So very sorry to hear such sad news.
    My thoughts are with all of you.
    Sending Big Hugs.

  • Wendy McOmber & Stan Schwartzenberger

    Dear Suzie:

    You and I have known each other for many, many years. During that time you have always spoken with such love and appreciation for the family that you joined when you married Irv. While I only have had the privilege of knowing Irv and his mother, I do feel that I know the rest of them a little bit through your eyes. Whenever I get a newsy email or updated pictures of the next generations you are always filled with such joy and pride with all of their accomplishments no matter which family member it is.

    You are a woman of deep Faith and we know that you will lean on that during this difficult time. Stan and I send our deepest condolences to all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Wendy and Stan

  • Lucas Bosma

    I worked with Stew on a few different jobs over the years and have only the absolute best things to say about that man. We talked through alot together in and out of work. He would check up on me when I was having a hard time and I will always be grateful of that. He was a hard worker, and we had so much fun working together, as I know everyone else did with him too. Miss you Buddy

    My heart goes out to his family and friends

  • Steph + Luke Swinden

    My husband and I got invited to go on a 1 week sailing trip with a bunch of people we had never met…Little did we know, we would all become fast friends. Stew was amongst the group. He was so chill, welcoming and easy to talk to. We didn’t know him super well, but he absolutely made an impact. His smile and cheekiness will not be forgotten! We are so sad to hear of his passing and hope you can find peace and comfort in this difficult time. Rest easy Stew <3

  • Bill Stewart

    A great guy with a giant smile and a big heart gone way too soon. Broke my heart.

  • Michelle Schneider (used to be Michelle Rydde)

    My condolences to your family. I knew Stew as a freshly hired welder on the 30-storey city of Edmonton building downtown. I came from retail at Marshalls to this scary high rise, scary tough welders, and all new to construction tradework. I did the job of 3 people, and worked crazy hours trying to make a good impression. One day, I was pressed for time and had to stay on site until 10:30 pm. I heard Stew on the radio and he was broadcasting music, which was a big no no, and I stopped him from having fun warning that if the supervisor heard, Stew would get in trouble. I wasn’t the easiest person to be around, always following the rules, and Stew loved having fun. When I wrapped up and was leaving site to walk to my car, Stew popped on the radio saying he’d be down in a minute. Stew walked me to my car. It was a long ways, it was dark, there were aggressive pan handlers out, and Stew reached out to help me, just hours after I stopped him from having fun. Stew was wild and I loved him. We carried a friendship for years after that. I’m sorry to see he’s gone, and happy to have had my life impacted by him. Thank you.

  • Heather Gillies

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Stewart was an amazing man who touched many lives. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Michelle stirling

    Sending you all lots of love at this sad time

  • Marcus Lacroix

    I worked with Stew on at least three jobsites over a total of three plus years. I loved working with him. He was a great plumber, so easy to get along with during, or after a shift. We worked hard but also had so many laughs over the years. I am richer for having known him. I miss him. What a beautiful ray of sunshine he is in all our lives.

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences to family and friends.

  • Billie Leslie

    So saddened by the news of Stew’s passing. He was the type of guy who just lit up the room with his smile and hearty contagious laugh. He was a friend to me and my family for many years, even giving my mom her nickname “Suze” that has stuck to this day. The world has lost a beautiful soul. May Stew rest in peace. I know he will never be forgotten by all of us that loved him.

  • The Malone Family

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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