William James “Bill” Stewart passed away peacefully with his wife Nancy “Nanner”, son Tad and special nephew Dan by his side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Ontario on February 18, 2024, at the age of 73.

Bill was born on April 25, 1950, to Eldon and Mary Stewart of Kincardine.

Bill worked at Bruce Power until he retired in 2002. Many of Bill’s friends, including George and Trevor, will have spent a moment or two in the Wee Factory solving the issues of the day. Bill was often found down at the Boardwalk, replacing, building, or repairing the cement picnic tables or just about anything he deemed needed to be done. From there you would find him performing required maintenance at Ainsdale or Somerhill golf courses.

When he was not working, Bill could be found playing a round of golf with his crew, “The Fossils”; Harold, Rod, Harry, and Jim. Over the years Bill enjoyed wintering in Florida and many trips near and far, with his soul mate Nanner. Family was important to Billy. He made sure they had what they needed, always making time to help his boys, grandchildren, his family and friends. Later in years, Billy and his friend Vern spent time checking out the market and Kincardine as they cruise around town on their scooters.

Survived by his wife Nancy of 44 years and son Tad Stewart (Sohpia) of Sarnia, and daughter in law Jacay of Hay Lakes, Alberta.

Proud Poppa of Taylor, Landon, Caiti, Kallista, and Lachlan and great grand Poppa of Haidon and Bennett.

Cherished brother of Sam (Vicki), Paul, John (Carol) and Darlene Murray (Don). Fondly remembered in laws; Jake and Betty Hunter, Brad and Faye Kirkconnell, Dennis and Connie Kirkconnell, Ken Collins, Kim Mann, many nephews, nieces, family friends and neighbours.

Predeceased by his parents Eldon Stewart and Mary (nee Surridge) and Rylla Stewart (nee Farrell), son William Baren “Floop” Stewart, sisters Tricia, Sharon, Connie Jean & nephews Kent & Kert and best of pals Harold Maurer and Bill Johnson. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Gurbin, Kelsey, Elyse, Dr Sandhu and support staff Marianne, Kincardine Hospital Doctors & Nurses, CCAC Beth Beddington,

Palliative Nurse Glenna Bartlett “Joy”, VON’s Katrina & Vicki, PSW’s Jen, Wendy, Joanne & Gayle for their kindness and compassionate care. We are forever grateful. We would like to thank Bill’s family and friends, for all the visits and treats, over the last several months. It meant the world to us and Bill.

A celebration of life will be held at the Kincardine Royal Canadian Legion June15, 2024 from 1-5 p.m., with the sharing of memories at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations in Bills memory to Huron Shores Hospice, Kincardine Hospital Foundation, and the Kincardine Food Bank.

“Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!”

Portrait and memorial online at

Obituary – WILLIAM JAMES “BILL” STEWART was last modified: February 28th, 2024 by Becky Grebenjak