With great sadness, we announce the passing of Patricia Louise Stewart, age 81, of Belleville, Ontario, who passed away on August 7, 2022.
Pat was born to the late Milton and Agnes Greer, on April 20, 1941, in Blenheim, Ontario. She graduated from Blenheim High School, attended London’s Teachers’ College, and later earned a BA, M.Ed, and Principal’s Post-Graduate Certificate from Queen’s University in Kingston.
Pat is survived by siblings: Susan (& Brian) McNeill of Erieau, ON, and Mike (& Dianna) Greer of Lethbridge, AB., children: David (& Julie) Stewart of Port Hope, ON, Paul (& Sandra) Stewart of Coral Springs, FL, Kelly (& Andrew) Roberts of Hartland, WI, and Mark Stewart of Belleville, ON., grandchildren: Brooke (& Chris), Mac (& Jocelyn), Jayne, Tola, Alex (& Gabrielle), Joshua, Madison, Kyle, Elliott, and Owen … all of whom she claimed were “perfect”, great-grandchildren: Jackson, Trent, Lanny, Winnifred, Sloan and Georgia… also “perfect”
Pat was a dynamic educator and a strong leader. Many remember her devotion to teaching, her fondness for dancing, her mastery of the piano, and her lively contributions to conversations. We’ll miss Pat’s quick wit, esteemed intellect, infectious laugh, and generosity of spirit. Also, we’ll miss Pat’s inspiration, determination, and endless energy as she raised her family on Lake on The Mountain and wildly surpassed all expectations as a 29-year stroke survivor. She loved to take cruises and travel the world. Pat was an avid reader of People magazines and the Toronto Star. Cats and dogs always occupied a soft spot in Pat’s heart. She volunteered many hours with The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and with her local church. Mom, we love you, we’re proud of your accomplishments, and we thank you.
A private Celebration of Life will be held by her immediate family at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, in memory of Patricia.
Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273/1-877-256-3688)