MARVIN LORAN STEWART July 22, 1927 – May 11, 2009 We are saddened to announce the unexpected death of Marvin Stewart on Monday, May 11th, 2009. He was born in Alix, Alberta, the eldest child of Milton and Emma (Wright) Stewart. Marvin leaves to mourn his wife, Freda (Knox); daughter, Norma Jean (David MacKenzie); grand-children, Christopher Stewart MacKenzie (Raquel Rubio) and Mary-Jane MacKenzie (Kevin Herault); his beloved great grandson, Mathieu MacKenzie Herault; sister, Millie (Bob Woods); brothers, Arnie (Marilyn) and Howard (Janet); sisters-in-law, Shirley Knox, Jean Kaplar, Clarine Knox and Helen Fuhr; aunts and uncle: Lola Stewart, Mary Alice Stewart, Margret Stewart Dunn, Bernice Stewart Monroe, Lloyd and Phyllis Clark; a large number of cousins and very special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Milt and Emma; infant brother, Melvin James; sister, Leona, brother, Alvin; brothers-in-law, Max McMillan, Roy Knox, Irvin Knox; nephews Jim Stewart, Dennis Knox and Lee Stewart. Marvin's early life was spent with his family, who worked on various farms in the Stettler and Erskine areas until they finally settled north of Erskine. He began his schooling at Lyncott School and as a teenager worked at various farms in the Erskine community. After an accident made climbing risky, he settled to trucking, which not only became his job but also his hobby. During these early years he met Freda (through the conniving of her brother, Roy). Marvin and Freda married in 1959, giving Norma her wonderful father and the start of our family. He started out in early years driving for Kay Murray but moved on to owning his own trucks. To Marvin a truck was not a truck unless it was a Mack, and they served him well. Over the years he worked as owner-operator for Economy Carriers, Trimac, Canada Cement to name a few, hauling any product that went into a tank, trailer or onto a high-boy. At some point he has driven to and through most places on the North American Continent. Retirement by age from driving was not part of his plan and there was great relief in our home when Art Tizzard called. Next to his love of trucks was Marvin's love of dogs. He usually had one at his heels and throughout his life had many, the most notable being Murphy who traveled with him all of his long doggie life. Murphy was a gift from sister, Leona and he lived up to his name. If family or friends wish a remembrance, we would appreciate these made to either Unit #300 Beverley Center (Glenmore), 1729-90th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H3 in appreciation of the love and compassionate care given by the staff; or to STARS. Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 15th, 2009 at the Stettler Funeral Chapel in Stettler, Alberta, with Susan Nelson officiating. Interment was held in the Erskine Cemetery with the other Stewart family members and reception afterwards at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Erskine, Alberta served by the Erskine UCW. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements

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