Duane Ernest Stewart

September 5, 1938 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Duane Stewart Obituary

On the late evening of March 23, 2024 Duane Ernest Stewart passed away. He was 85 years old. Duane was born to Clifford and Ethyl Stewart of Kelwood, Manitoba in 1938. He resided in Kelwood his entire life. He grew up on the family farm throughout his life. Duane married Fern Baldwin in 1970 and became a stepfather to Holly and Robin. Their daughter Erin was born a few years later.
Duane was known for his passion for horses. He bought his first horse, with his own money, at age 14 and sold his last pony at age 84. Along with Fern, he began raising Welsh Ponies in the late 1970s. In the early 1990s he turned his hand to Combined Driving, winning numerous competitions and championships whilst providing entertainment to those that watched him fly around the courses. In the early 90s he found his life’s calling and started working for the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba at Willard Monson House in St. Rose. We will never know exactly the extent of the life-changing impact he had on those that went through the doors. Others will remember him for antics, especially contacting Santa via the CB radio, on the school bus he drove for years. In his younger and more athletic years, Duane played baseball, hockey, and curled. He also officiated many local hockey and ball games. Family and friends will miss his infamous stories and jokes.

Duane was preceded in death by his wife Fern, his father Cliff, his mother Ethyl, brother Morris, and sister-in-law Eileen. He is survived by his children Holly Morrison
(Don, Cheri, Corinna, Austin, Emma-Lee), Robin Baldwin (Judy, Alycia, Daniel) and Erin(Brad, Chaya, Sara) Tabac, sisters Wendy(Don) Thiessen and Lynne(Garry) Tolton, sister-in-law Doreen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service to be held at Kelwood Community Centre at 11:00 a.m. on April 29th,2024 with lunch to follow.

Donations can be made to Kelwood Agricultural Society.

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Celebration of Life
April 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Kelwood Hall
#10 Mary Street
Kelwood, MB RoJ0Y0
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Kelwood Ag. Society
Box 52, Kelwood MB R0J 0Y0


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