July 1950 – December 2016
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the unexpected but peaceful passing of Alison Stewart on December 15, 2016.
Alison was predeased by her mother Cora, sister Coralie, and her brothers Ralph and Leo. Alison is survived by Doug, her loving husband of 48 years and her three children Lori, Selina and Blaine (Kristy). Alison adored and was extremely devoted to her five grandchildren Sawyer, Kooper, Sydney, Nate and Karly. She is also lovingly remembered by her siblings Jerry and Julie as well as many nieces, nephews and close family friends.
Alison was born in Vancouver, BC in 1950 and moved many times in her younger years to mining towns such as Bralorne, BC. Alison moved to Armstrong when she was in grade 5 and remained there throughout her school years. After leaving school she worked and travelled all over BC and the Yukon working as a waitress and short order cook. She worked at places such as the Northlander at the summit of the Rogers Pass, the Arol Café in Golden and the truck stop on the Alaska highway between Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Alison and Doug were married in June of 1968 and built their life together on the Stewart homestead in Armstrong where they raised their three children.
Alison worked part time for several years at the Shanghai Restaurant in Armstrong. She also worked as a meat wrapper privately and at Empire Meats in Vernon for a number of years. Throughout her life she spent much of her time devoted to her children’s activities and served on many committees associated with their interests (sports).
Alison made many lifelong friends through her passion of playing woman’s slow-pitch and her involvement with the local Legion. With having veterans in the family Alison felt compelled to be an active member of the Legion. Alison was very active in the Legion taking on many roles such as: serving on the Executive, catering and working in the kitchen, Wheels to Meals and helping out with special events. Her love of games and cards led to her organizing and playing in the monthly crib for many years and this is something that she always looked forward too.
Over the years Alison touched many lives and was a genuinely selfless person that was always there through thick and thin for her close family and friends. Those close to Alison knew that they were always welcome in her home and if they were hungry and ready to play cards with her that was a great bonus. Throughout her life she was a force in many people’s lives and will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, family and many friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Armstrong Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 1:30PM. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866