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STEWART, Joanne Catherine (nee McCaw)

STEWART, Joanne Catherine (nee McCaw)

July 20, 1955 - September 3, 2022

Our hearts are broken from the sudden loss of our darling girl, Joanne Catherine Stewart, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and dog mommy extraordinaire.

Joanne was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB before moving to BC to marry the love of her life, Brian. Joanne's greatest joy as a mother were her people: Melissa (Neil Gelowitz), Briana, Justin (Kristy), and
Blueberry. She adored her grandsons, Carsen and Ryland Gelowitz, as well. Joanne is also survived by Susu (Michael) Reid, Connor and Katie Reid, Sara Gray (Jessica), Bob Philip, Kevin (Sara) McCaw, James and Mark McCaw.

After her family, Joanne's passions were her dogs, crafting, cooking, music, dancing and "swarmy" Hallmark Movies. Joanne was a profoundly gifted artist and loved to comb beaches searching for crafting materials. Joanne loved to travel in our Cougar to Bear Creek and Qualicum Beach, to shop for things to decorate her craft room (floor) and to shop for EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS. 4 pm daily was reserved for Murder She Wrote.

Joanne is on a beach singing and dancing with her Fur Babies.

There will be a Private Family Service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joanne can be made to the BC SPCA, spca.bc.ca.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (or click the direct link with her name in it, just below).

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/stewart-joanne-catherine-nee-mccaw
Condolence Messages
  • Sep 21, 2022
    To Brian and Family.
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this challenging time. - James & Robynn Robertson
  • Sep 16, 2022
    Brian, we are all saddened by the loss of such a soft spoken women. Joanne brought so much joy to so many. We stand with you in this time of grieving and wish that we had more time together.
    Ben Stewart
  • Sep 16, 2022
    Dear Brian and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you Ann Ganser - Ann Ganser
  • Sep 16, 2022
    Brian, I was so sorry to hear about Joanne. My condolences to you and your family Brian, and my condolences as well to Kevin and his family. I have nothing but very fond memories of the times we all spent together off and on over the years, and I will always remember Joanne with a smile.
    - Doug Macpherson
  • Sep 15, 2022
    So sorry for your loss Brian. Gordon & Kathryn Apostoliuk - Kathryn Apostoliuk
  • Sep 15, 2022
    Sorry for this news Brian. Sending you my condolences and thoughts of comfort and strength. - John Benmore
  • Sep 15, 2022
    My condolences for your families loss. I babysat Melissa, Briana and Justin many years ago. Love to you all.- Marlise - Marlise
  • Sep 14, 2022
    Brian, my condolences, cherish the memories, Joanne will be watching over you. Donna L. - Donna Lemire
  • Sep 14, 2022
    i am so sad to hear of the loss of your wife Brian and mother of your family. there are no words that can express such a loss.
    god bless bless you and all members of your family at this time.
    Tom Mckee - Tom Mckee
  • Sep 14, 2022
    Condolences to Brian and family at this sad time. I'm wishing you the sustenance of wonderful memories to give you peace and comfort as you grieve Joanne's passing. - Donna Rubadeau