Reverend LIDDELL

LIDDELL Reverend Stewart 1921 – 2008 "I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Timothy 4:7 A memorial service was held on December 29, 2008 at Unity Baptist Church, Red Deer, to honour the life of Stewart Liddell ("Stew"). Stewart died December 21 at the University of Alberta Hospital (Edmonton) of complications from a stroke he incurred in November. Stewart Liddell was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. Following the war he attended United College, Winnipeg and the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, before beginning a lifelong career in Christian ministry with the Baptist Federation of Canada. Stewart pastored churches in both Eastern and Western Canada. For a time, he also served administrative positions with the Baptist Union of Western Canada; Director of Christian Education and Interim Area Minister, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. His final pastoral assignment was First Baptist Church, Red Deer, in the 1980's. Following retirement, Stewart continued to be active in and around Central Alberta. He wrote articles and newspaper columns through his company, Wordsmith Services, and he continued to do volunteer work in Christian ministry, most notable through the Alberta Pastoral Care Association from whom he received a Distinguished Service Award. He was fond of helping out with the Red Deer Regional Chaplaincy group through the Red Deer hospital as well and continued to fellowship with the Red Deer Ministerial. Stewart was predeceased by his wife, Glennis, who died on November 4, 2004. They had been married for 60 years. He is survived by his elder sister Gwendolyn Liddell of Winnipeg, his daughter Annie Liddell (husband, Bill) of Edmonton, sons Landor Liddell (wife, Judy) of Edmonton and Lorin Liddell of Shaughnessy Alberta, a number of grand- children and great-grand- children and extended family members. Stewart will be missed not only by family but his church family and numerous friends, and associates from over the years. He is buried in the Lacombe Cemetery alongside his beloved wife Glennis.

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