Douglas Grant Stewart, DFC, was born at Dunvegan, Ontario. He graduated valedictorian of his high school class and in 1940 completed studies at Kemptville Agricultural College in Ontario.
In May of 1940 he enlisted in the RCAF and after graduating with his pilot’s wings, he was posted to No. 10 Squadron Bomber Command in the U.K., completing 35 sorties over enemy-occupied territory as well as a special operations tour in Southeast Asia. He was granted the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery and gallantry, and as well the as the Croix de Guerre with Etoile de Vermeille for his contribution to the liberation of France. He retired from the RCAF after the war with the rank of Wing Commander.
His civilian life included work for the Ministry of Transportation and Datatech. He and his wife of 65 years, Audrey Pease Stewart, retired to Cobble Hill, B.C. in 1991. He was a keen fisherman and golfer, a past president of the Point Grey Golf Club in Vancouver, and also an active member of Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey and his sister, Isabelle Fraser.
Doug will be fondly remembered by his many friends and family. He remained full of humour, wit and kindness in spirit until the end. He was a man of whom it can truly be said: he fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith.
Memorial Service to be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 531 Herbert St. Duncan, B.C. on Jan. 28, 2016 at 2:30pm. Burial will take place at Kenyon Presbyterian Church in Dunvegan, Ontario.