CHURCH, Stuart Roe
The family of Stuart Church announces his passing on December 23, 2016 surrounded by people who love him. Grieving his loss are his wife of 65 years Lorraine (Partlow), three sons and their families: Donald and Sandra Church of Olds, Paul and Mariken Church of Diemen, The Netherlands; Brian Church and Kathy Cave of Lacombe with their children Eli Church, Eric and Mina Church, Kody Stuart, Brooklyn Stuart; Robert and Margaret Church of Gull Lake with their children Wade Church and Ida Tornqvist, and Sarah Church: and a daughter, Dr. Kathryn Church of Toronto. Stuart was born at Oyen, Alberta on July 6, 1923. He gave four years of his youth to military service in World War II before returning to be educated at Vermilion College of Agriculture and the University of Alberta (BSc). Over four decades, from the Lacombe Research Station to the Alberta Agricultural Development Corporation, he dedicated his career to strengthening family farms in Alberta. Stuart was a longstanding member of First Baptist Church in many leadership roles. A great lover of the outdoors, he made a substantial contribution to the development of Gull Lake Baptist Camp. Stuart enjoyed both sports and music. He coached Little League Baseball and Minor League Hockey, and sang tenor with the Lacombe Male Chorus and Lacombe Centennial Choir. Stuart had an inquiring mind and many natural talents including carpentry and gardening – as amply displayed by the family house and garden. His irrepressible humor lightened our lives even in his final days. The family wishes to thank Drs. Van Niekerk, M. Unger, and Chatel as well as the nursing staff at the Lacombe Hospital for their guidance and skilled care. Cremation has taken place. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
A complete obituary may be viewed and expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralcapel.ca.
WILSON’ S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM,
of Lacombe and Rimbey, in charge of the arrangements.
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