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STEWART – Anthony (Tony) Thomas

March 25, 1958 – October 17, 2009

Anthony (Tony) Stewart passed away suddenly in the arms of his beloved wife Gail on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the age of 51 years.

Tony was the loving father of Patrick and Jaynelle (Joe); adored grandfather of Angelo and Lorenzo; and brothers Terry (Marion), Danny (Jocelyn), Michael (Rachelle), and Jimmy (Debbie). He was the cherished stepson of Frank Jansen; son-in-law of Estelle and Bill Eaton; and brother-in-law to Diane and Al McMillan and Kathy and John Stevens. Nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles are too numerous to mention. Tony was predeceased by his amazing mother Kathleen Jansen and brother Patrick.

Tony had a long, successful career with Toshiba Canada and recently embarked on a new venture with Samsung. He was an avid golfer, soccer player and fan. Tony will be remembered as a kind, gentle man with a generous spirit and wonderful sense of humour. In particular, his love of God and children reflects the beauty of his soul.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Edmonton at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca or directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Tony Stewart, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Gail and Tony’s extended family. I am sorry for the loss of a friend and great person.

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  2. Tony was a great friend & business colleague who shall be dearly missed within the AV industry. 8 1/2 years ago when Yamaha Audio transferred me to Alberta, Tony was one of the 1st reps I met in the territory & immediately made me feel at home. When I retired this past spring & moved back to Winnipeg, Tony went out of his way to contact me & wish me luck. I have a great deal of respect for him & offer my deepest condolences to you & your family. My thoughts & my prayers are with you & I am truly sorry I shall not be able to attend the memorial.
    Reg Bergmann

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  3. Shaughnessy Murley :

    Oh my gosh I am so shocked by this. I’ve known Tony since the early ’90s and has always been a great rep. My sympathies go out to his wife and family and I will keep you all in my prayers,

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  4. Our family’s thoughts and condolences go out to the entire Stewart family at this most difficult time.

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  5. Stewart Tarrant :

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. My thoughts are with his family whom he spoke of each time he called upon my business. I will always remember his great smile and light hearted jokes. He will be deeply missed.

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  6. Sean & Maggie Murphy :

    Tony!
    We’ll miss you immensely. You were a great friend, wonderful company and a pleasure to be around. Your generosity knew no bounds and your enthusiasm for life and soccer in particular put us all to shame. You’ll be in our hearts for ever.

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  7. Rob Widdowson :

    My sincere condolences to the family. Tony was a good man and will be missed.

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  8. My sincere condolences to Tony’s family for their loss. He was a great person, and had a positive impact on those of us who were fortunate to know him.

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  9. My deepest heartfelt thoughts go out to Tony’s family and friends. I have known Tony for 25 years, as first a co-worker and then as competitors. Tony was aways a vibrant, bright and humorous person and it was difficult not to enjoy his company.

    The world was a better place with him.

    Regards

    Rick Edwards
    Beaumont, Alberta

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  10. Andy and Bernadette Lucki :

    Gail, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family! I just can’t believe that Tony’s gone! He was a great guy and I sure enjoyed talking with him when I saw him passing through the airport! He was always full of energy! We only wish that we had known him better! May God give you the strength needed to get through the coming days!
    Your friends,
    Andy and Bernadette

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  11. Tony lived life with a passion in everything he did. He was a great friend and teammate who will missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to Gail and his entire family.

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  12. It was my pleasure in knowing Tony during the years at Toshiba.
    A great guy who will be sadly missed by all.
    My sincere condolences to all his family.

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  13. susie williams :

    Dear Gail.

    I am so saddened to hear that you have lost such a wonderful husband and soulmate. I can’t even begin to tell you how upset the news made me….. If me and my family can help you in any way, please let me know Gail.

    My thought will be with you through these hard times.

    Your caring co-worker, Susie W.

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  14. Leah and Peter Heil :

    There are really no words to express the profound sadness we feel having lost Tony so young. He was a wonderful friend to both Peter and I and always the loving Uncle in the lives of our girls Karlyn and Keesha.
    We had the honor of Tony standing up for us when we got married 23 years ago and were blessed to have shared many cherished memories with him thru the years. I know his greatest achievement was being a father to Patrick and Jaynelle and his legacy will forever be remembered thru them. The road ahead will be a difficult one for you Gail but always remember what a wonderful life you shared with Tony and how very much he loved you.. what a treasured gift you were in his life.

    With Love Always,
    Peter, Leah, Karlyn and Keesha Heil

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  15. Gail, I was deeply saddened to hear the loss of Tony, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now, and in the days ahead.
    Always in my prayers
    Nick Kawa

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  16. Gerard,Debra .Ashley and Lyndsey Plettell :

    Dear Gail,
    We had the distinct pleasure of knowing one of the best ever in the a/v industry. Tony was our true and trusted colleague. We hung-out for many, many great years through NEC, TOSHIBA, and the present, we won’t forget his captivating smile especially whenever he spoke of you and his children. Gail, our sincere best together with Gods blessing and strength to you and your loved ones.

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  17. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the entire Stewart family.

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  18. Renato and Dawn Del Fabbo :

    Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this very diffult time.

    Our condolences,

    Renato and Dawn Del Fabbro
    Sherwood Park, AB

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  19. My thoughts and prayers are for those families and friends that Tony has left behind.

    I was saddened to hear of his sudden passing, and I will miss him tremendously. Thanks Tony for all the lessons taught!

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  20. Billie Hutton :

    Gail,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Billie

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  21. Maryann Potschka and Mike Sanderson :

    Dear Gail and family. Words cannot express our deepest sadness in the loss of this special person and soulmate.You are in ours thoughts. Love, Maryann and Mike xoxoxo

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  22. Gerard, Debra, Ashley, Lyndsey Plettell :

    Dear Gail,
    We had the distinct pleasure of knowing the best colleague in the AV Industry. Tony and we have been hanging out for many, many great years through NEC, Toshiba and to the present. We won’t forget his captavting smile, especially when he spoke of you and his children.
    Gail, we wish you all our best and God’s blessings and strength.
    Gerard, Debra, Ashley & Lyndsey Plettell

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  23. Dearest Gail,

    My deepest sympathy at this very sad time. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    I send you all my love.

    Lena
    (AC)

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  24. Shirley Krocker and Jim A'Bear :

    Gail, we are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your Friends Shirley and Jim

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  25. I am very sorry to her of Tony’s passing as he was a colleague and friend. My deepest condolences to his family.

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  26. Sandy and Dave Stokes :

    Dear Gail,

    I heard, through Andrew Marshall, that Tony had passed away. I am so sorry. You always spoke so fondly and lovingly of Tony. I’m sorry I never met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gail.

    Sandy and Dave Stokes (Hobbes’ owners)

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  27. Dean Yakimenko :

    I knew Tony for about 12 years and always enjoyed his company……we always had time to enjoy a laugh or two….

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family

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  28. Dear Gail and family, My deepest sympathy to you for your loss of Tony. I pray that the memories of love and the life shared will give you comfort today, tomorrow and in the time ahead.

    My thoughts are with you
    Jan

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  29. Southside Rangers :

    Gail, we are all thinking of you and the rest of Tony’s family in this time of grief. On behalf of Southside Rangers we want to offer our sincere condolences. Tony was a dear friend and will be greatly missed.

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  30. Gail
    Like everyone else, Trish and I were shocked when we heard the news of Tony’s passing. The shock was only surpassed by our extreme sorrow for your loss of Tony and our loss of a truly nice man and good friend.
    Take Care… our thoughts are with you.
    Phil

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  31. Trent Vollrath :

    Dear Gail,
    It is impossible to adequately express my sincere sympathy at this most difficult time.
    I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tony since the early 90’s. I feel that I have lost a very good friend as well as a fellow colleague.
    Please pass my sincerest condolences on to your family.
    Sincerely,
    Trent Vollrath
    Sherwood Park, AB

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  32. Patrick Costello :

    Dear Gail,
    Tony was always focussed and full of fun whenever I travelled with him. There was never a risk of boredom because things always happened wherever he took me.
    His love for you and his family was very apparent and I cannot imagine the depth of your pain.
    The whole CE industry, specifically his colleagues at Toshiba, are in a state of shock and disbelief.

    I cannot imagine Alberta without him.

    Patrick Costello

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  33. I was very sad to hear of Tony’s passing. My condolences to the family. Tony was a great guy and always a pleasure to deal with and get to know.

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  34. Gail, Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Tony’s sudden passing. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Kathie

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  35. Shelley Williams :

    Gail, I never had the pleasure to meet Tony. I have only heard what a wonderful man he was and how dearly he was loved by all. My heart goes out to you
    Shelley

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  36. Gail and family,

    I am crushed that such a cool guy has been taken from us all. Tony was a great friend and colleague. I will miss his wonderful outlook on life and great sense of humour. He was indeed one of the best.

    Dave McNeil

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  37. Marilyne Boettger :

    I am so sorry Gail to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time and may the memories of your shared love bring you comfort and strength now and in the days ahead.

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  38. Cassie Campbell and Brad Pascall :

    Gail,
    Please know that Brad and I are thinking of you during this time.
    We wish you and your family nothing but the best.
    Cassie

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  39. Carie Louie, Brenda Wachoski and Myla Ello-King :

    Gail and Family,

    We are so very sorry about Tony, our hearts and thoughts are with you today. Please know that you are in our prayers. We know that he is with his Heavenly Father but will always be with you.

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  40. My deepest sympathy to you for your loss of Tony. I was very shocked to hear of his sudden passing. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by all of us at Toshiba.

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  41. Terri & Brent Booth :

    Dear Gail

    Words are to few to describe our true
    sorrow. May you find comfort knowing
    you shared a beautiful love with Tony.
    His legacy and memories will forever
    be cherished in your heart.
    You and your family are in our thoughts
    and prayers.

    God Bless,
    All Our Love
    Terri & Brent Booth

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  42. Gail,
    My heart goes out to you during this sad time. May the memories of your love for each other bring you some comfort in the days ahead

    Nancy

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  43. Steve Paterson :

    We were all very saddened to hear of Tony’s sudden passing and our sympathies and sincere condolences go to all of Tony’s family. We enjoyed playing soccer against Tony for many years and he even played ‘up’ for us a couple of times. One of the good guys and he will be missed.

    Steve Paterson and the rest of the Villains Over 45 Soccer Club

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