Stuart William Muir passed away on February 23, 2018 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta “Bert”; son Melvin (Martina) Muir of Grand Forks, BC; daughter Barbara (Terry) Hein of Grand Forks, BC; grandchildren Jordan and Nathan Hein; sisters: Donna of Edmonton, AB, Shirley (Guy) of Red Deer, AB, Doreen of Vancouver, BC, Lois (Ron) of Leduc, AB and brother Doug of Calgary, AB. He was predeceased by his parents Ken and Georgie; sister Judy; brothers-in-law Dave, Gary and other cousins, nephews and close friends.
Stuart passed away peacefully following a courageous 8-year battle with cancer with family at this side. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Roberta of 54 years, family, friends, his dog Mocha Bean and all that knew him.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, the oldest of 5 sisters and 1 brother, he attended school in Clearwater, Alberta and continued to further his education to become a Municipal Police Officer for the town of Leduc, Alberta. He attended NAIT to become an Electrician, then a Firefighter at the Edmonton International Airport. He moved the family to Whitehorse to accept a position at the Airport Fire Hall. In 1981 he moved to Kelowna where he became the Airport Fire Chief and then the Superintendent of Airport Operations, after which he accepted a position at Okanagan University College looking after the maintenance/physical plant until he retired.
On most days Stu could be found spending time at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club where he had been a long-time member.
His passions were spending time with his 2 grandchildren, gardening, travelling, spending winters in Mesa, Arizona, coffee time at the “office,” happy hour and being with family and his large circle of friends. He was a true “Jack of all trades” and “Master of them all.”
The family would like to thank Dr. Larry Bobyn, the amazing team at the Ethel Hospice House, ambulance attendants and Springfield Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, 1297 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC.
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The service for MUIR, Stuart William is scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.