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William (Russ) Russell Stewart

February 17, 1945 - September 24, 2021


The family of William Russell Stewart (Russ), wish to announce his passing after a rapid battle against cancer on September 24, 2021, at the age of 76. Russ is survived by his loving partner Nikki (Paterson), three children Shannon, Sloane (Paul) & Wes (Lori) and three grandsons Joshua (Anna), Jacob & Kaleb, sister Joanne (Jack and son Nathan) Piazza. Pre-deceased by his father Bill (Jean) Stewart, mother Shirley Herd and sister Jackie (Craig and children Graham and Sarah) Nixon. He was born on February 17, 1945 and raised in Kamloops. Russ was the first of what would become 34 cousins in the Stewart Clan and was always very proud of his huge family tree. Always ready to help-out and fix whatever needed fixing. A successful salesman and entrepreneur, he and Nikki began a bottled water company in Penticton and was a big part of the Ironman events in Penticton. He was kind, intelligent and had an acerbic wit. He shared his time between Canada and New Zealand. He felt so fortunate to have been able to retire to New Zealand with the love of his life Nikki, where he could fish and swim in the ocean across the road from their home.  His wishes were to be cremated and have his ashes spread at his favourite fishing spot in the Coromandel area of New Zealand. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please send donations to the Cancer Society in Russell’s name. Announcements for a Celebration of Life for Russ in Canada will follow.


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