Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Dearly loved husband of Audrey and the late Shirley Arbuthnot (2003). Beloved son of the late Jim and Grace Stewart, and brothers Richard (Lorraine ) 2018 and Allen (1944). Survived by his sisters Lesly Porter (Doug), Donna Porter (Don) and Ann Osler (Hugh 2018). Father of Phil (Lori) and Ginny Hunter (Greg). Stepdad to Michael Dennys (Nicole). Grandpa of Katlynn Levert (Brian), Shelby, Regan (Rebecca), and Dylan (Suzie). Great Grandpa to Ainsley, Elliott, Lincoln, Audrey, Dawson, Hayden and Holland. Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, he and Shirley married, raising their young family before moving to Barrie where he spent the remainder of his career at Dana. Dave was actively involved in community groups including the Barrie Molson Hot Air Balloon Festival and Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival. Known affectionately as the Q-Tip to those in his extended AA family, he was a great source of support and encouragement. He had a wide variety of interests, some of which included woodworking, cooking, traveling through Canada, camping, fishing, blissful days at Porters island cottage. Words that describe Dave are: loving, kind, brave, strong, accepting, forgiving and patient. He was a master at problem solving and organizational skills. A sharp wit, and a great tease, he embraced life with acceptance and humor. He will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home at 1 pm on Saturday, May 6th with a visitation beginning at 11:30 am.
Many thanks to all who supported Dave on his journey.
Memorial donations to RVH Regional Cancer Centre, Gildas Club of Simcoe Muskoka, or Hospice Simcoe would be most appreciated.
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