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Stewart, Ronald

July 11, 1932 — March 17, 2012

Passed away peacefully after a short illness, will be missed forever by his wife Linda of 39 years and his three sons Jeffery (Kathy), Terry (Ramona) and Robert; three grandchildren Jessica, Faye and Jeremy; nieces Sharon Stroick, Ramona (Joe) Dragani and great nephew Jarrett Dragani; sister-in-law Wilma (Roy) Cabot. Born in Calgary, Ron had a distinguished career in hockey. First winning the Memorial Cup with the Guelph Biltmores, and then drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs. During his time with the Maple Leafs he made five Stanley Cup appearances, winning three. Moving on to play with the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders, playing a total of 1,353 games over his 21 year career. Ron went to coach the WHL Portland Buckaroos, winning the Calder Cup with the AHL Springfield Indians. He then went on to coaching in the NHL, New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings, retiring from hockey in the late 70’s. Ron enjoyed retirement with his wife Linda, traveling throughout North America. At his request no service, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.

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  • Arlene & Thomas Hawrelak says:

    Linda: We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.He was always pleasant to all he met. It was a privilege knowing this fine man. May he rest in peace.

  • Doug Abraham says:

    To Ron’s family:
    The hockey world has lost one of the purest, most beautiful skaters in history. Ron was pure poetry in motion.
    But this does not do justice to Ron as a human being. As a Calgary reporter when Ron was coaching the junior players, I found Ron to be an honest, sincere, helpful person – just the way I had hoped one of my heroes would be.
    My deepest condolences on your great loss.

  • Ron & Judi Petersen says:

    Linda: our condolences on Ron’s passing. We often speak of the wonderful times we shared with yourselves and the Gorrills both in Sundre and in Arizona. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We know you have many wonderful cherished memories to help you.

  • Fred & Bonnie March says:

    Linda –
    Ron was a pleasure to know. He will be missed by so many.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Fred & Bonnie March

  • ALLIE & LARRY FORD says:

    Dear Linda…so sorry to hear the news of Ron’s passing…you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We remember you both as a wonderful loving couple.

  • Cheryl & Ken Gillard says:

    To Linda
    We had a call today from Beryl Knudtsen to tell us of Ron’s passing. How the years pass by. We remember and enjoyed spending the day with you and Ron in your home in Winfield. Our sympathy to you and your Family.

  • Beryl Knudtsen says:

    Linda my hearts goes out to you, I understand what you are going through as just two and half years ago I lost the love of my life Ken. To Ron’s children my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time in your life.Lean on one another and Linda and you will be okay.
    Time will ease the empty place, but never will one be the same.
    Grief is the price we pay for love. God Bless each and every one of you. Along with my family our hearts go out to you.

  • Bruce & Donna Munroe says:

    Linda, we were so sad to learn of Ron’s sudden passing, we send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  • LUCY HACK says:

    SUCH A SHOCK TO HEAR OF RONS SUDDEN DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER AND PASSING AWAY SO SOON. I HAVE MANY MEMORIES OF HIM FROM OUR RVING DAYS AND IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW BOTH OF YOU. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU IN THE DAYS TO COME.

  • Jessica Stewart says:

    Linda,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, sorry we could not get out to see you and Grandpa.He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. We love you both dearly. <3

  • Jim & Vicki Stewart says:

    Dear Linda,
    Our sincere condolences
    on Ron’s sudden passing
    He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. An outstanding person with a high regard for others. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and the family at this trying time. With our Love,

  • Jim Hinchliffe says:

    To Ron’s Family:
    I saw my first televised NHL season in 1961. Prior to that I listened to Foster Hewitts broadcast, Saturday Nites on radio. As a dedicated Leafs fan, I enjoyed watching Ron and the leafs. They won their first of three straight Stanley Cups that 61-62 season.
    In my opinion, Ron was one the best two way players in the league.
    Very sorry for your loss

  • Don & Noreen Aitken says:

    Dear Linda,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of our dear friend and neighbour Ron.
    It was an honour and privilege to have known Ron, he was a great man who achieved many great things during his lifetime.He was also fortunate to have you as his life partner. Love

  • ian says:

    My deepest condolences to you Linda. I’m a friend of Ron’s third son Rob, who I’ve known since high school. I was just down on business in Phoenix, my first time there. It made me think of Rob’s dad. He lives on through you now. Take care, Ian.

  • Terry & Ramona Stewart says:

    Dearest Linda,
    Thanks for loving Dad and taking such great care of him in good health and bad. We’re going to miss him greatly, words can’t express how much. We’ll miss Hockey Ron’s regular phone calls; and the play by play of the “True Coach’s Corner”. Terry & Ramona Stewart

  • Angel & Rosie Miranda says:

    Linda – Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Please know that it is an honour to have met both of you and be your friend. We will miss our Thursday round of golf. Glod bless.

  • Mark says:

    One of the greatest and BY FAR most under appreciated players in Maple Leafs history!

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