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Allen Arthur Stewart

May 4, 1930 — November 17, 2023

Carleton Place

Allen Arthur Stewart, 93, of Carleton Place, passed away peacefully on November 17 ,2023.

Allen was born on May 4, 1930, in Ottawa to Lillian and Lemuel Stewart. He went to Glebe Highschool where he met his first wife Vivian Iris Brenda Arthur (predeceased 1978). They had two children, Christina and Robin.

Allen from a young age had an entrepreneurial nature and worked in many jobs from a young age. He was driven to succeed. He worked for 30 years at The Ottawa Citizen as a Linotype Operator. At the same time, he started a small business which grew into Plastic of Ottawa. His friendly personality and sense of humour helped him grow the business and become more involved in the Ottawa business community.

Allen was a voracious reader throughout his life. He also was passionate about downhill skiing and was a ski patroller at Camp Fortune ski area for many years. 

After the loss of his wife Vivian, Allen married Peggie Clara Arthur in 1979. (Predeceased 2023). The family expanded to include Peggie’s girls Judy, Gail and Sandy, son William, and stepchildren David, Kathy and Nancy. 9 kids total...quite an adventure.

Allen and Peggie were involved in Kiwanis and eventually, Allen became Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis, Eastern Canada and the Caribbean region. They travelled extensively and were passionate in their service and commitment to the communities in need. They shared many adventures around the world. They loved to be at their beloved home on Mississippi Lake, many delicious meals were enjoyed from the wood stove. Allen and Peggie were married for 44 years.

Allen is survived by children Christina Stewart (John Williams), Robin Kull (Peter Kull), stepchildren Gail Ouellette (Andre Fournier), Sandy Storie (Peter Storie), David Arthur (Tracy Persaud), and Kathryn Arthur, and cherished friend Jodi McFarlane who was a shining light and brought him much joy and laughter. The grandchildren and great grandchildren of Allen and Peggie will continue the family legacy into the future.

Predeceased by wives Vivian Stewart and Peggie Stewart , stepdaughter Judy Besserer, stepdaughter Nancy Arthur, and stepson William Arthur.

Thank you to the staff at Orchard View on the Mississippi in Almonte for the extraordinary kindness and love extended to Allen.

In memoriam donations can be made to The Canadian Alzheimer’s Association, The Canadian Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa, or Charity of Choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held May 4, 2024. Details to be announced at a later date.


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