Stewart, Charles John
October 2, 1943 – November 7, 2022
Charles John Stewart, (aka Charlie, Chuck, Chucky, Chuckles) 79, of Wasaga Beach, Ontario passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and love on Monday, November 7, 2022 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Giver of the best hugs, Chuck was a beloved husband, dad, poppa, brother, and "Uncle Chuck" to countless people. Forever the life of the party, to know Chuck was to love Chuck. He was truly one of a kind. You would first be met with a huge smile, then a hug so big that you would carry it with you long after. Once he learned your name it was never forgotten. He would then learn everything about you and in turn you would learn everything about him. He was a treasure to behold and was loved by his family, friends, neighbours and community for his big and generous heart.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario to Harry and Lorene, he grew up with older brother Bob and younger brother Don. Upon graduation from Delta High School, he took a job at Stelco becoming the first ever lathe operator apprentice. He moved through the ranks attending night school while raising his young family. Retiring after 37 & ½ years, Chuck spent his winters with Sheila in Clearwater, Florida where he promptly became social director and everyone’s best friend, running the cribbage club, and of course giving out hugs. Spending his early years in Burlington and later moving to Wasaga Beach, Chuck remained active, playing Oldtimers hockey and softball, golfing, and fishing for bass and muskie in Georgian Bay. He was passionate about cars, loved telling jokes and was a master storyteller.
Being a kind and loving father was of the utmost importance to Chuck and he was fiercely proud of his children and took every opportunity to boast about their accomplishments. His grandchildren Hunter, Avery, Zach, Callum, Cole, Kennedie, Devon and Jessica will fondly remember his love and hugs and will miss all the adventures including fishing derbies, playing in the waves, campfires, marshmellows, spider dogs and silly jokes.
In addition to his wife of 25 years Sheila Stewart, Chuck is survived by his brothers Bob (Ann), Don (Sharon) his four children Todd, Kerri (Doug), Brad (Wendy), Lori (Geoff) and two stepchildren Steve and Cindy. He was preceded in passing by his father Harry and mother Lorene.
Chuck was humbled by the support and care that he received from his devoted family, neighbours, RVH Cancer Centre and Bayshore Home Care. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. We will honour his memory simply and without flowers or consider a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. A celebration of life will be determined at a later date.
In honour of Chuck, we ask that you always be kind and give someone a hug. Hugs are free. We love you Pops.