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SPENCELEY, Stuart Gordon

January 18, 1992 – Edmonton, Alberta
August 10, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Stuart Spenceley, beloved son and brother passed away suddenly on the morning of Friday, August 10, 2018 at the age of 26 years.

Stuart was born in Edmonton one frigid morning on January 18, 1992 to his loving parents Tom and Christine. To those closest to him he will be remembered for his kind heart, his love of hiking the Rocky Mountains, his strong will and brilliant mind. To those who knew him he was described as beautiful, feisty, smart, resourceful, interesting and incredibly gifted. Stuart considered Calgary, his home for the past eighteen years, as the most beautiful city in the world. He enjoyed riding his bike around the city and loved the wind in his hair. Stuart was an excellent swimmer winning many events in the 400m and 1500m freestyle. His swimming career ended upon entry to high school in order to focus on his academics. When he graduated primary school he dreamed of having a career in computers but after taking an automotive class in high school he discovered a passion for mechanics. Upon graduation Stuart enrolled at SAIT to become a locomotive engineer and conductor. He received an offer of employment with CN rail where he worked out of the Edson, AB terminal for approximately one year. Stuart then worked a series of jobs across the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia where he enjoyed discovering new places and learning new jobs. Stuart preferred the nomadic lifestyle and always found time to hike and explore. Stuart eventually made his way up to Fort McMurray beginning his career as a heavy equipment operator where he worked the past six years on various contracts. Stuart accomplished so much in his short 26 years of life; he owned a house, became a skilled bushman and travelled to many countries with his family. He recently discovered the joy of travelling solo and had a wonderful time in Iceland where he circumnavigated the island camping and staying in hostels along the way. He reveled in trekking the terrain, discovering the first Norsemen huts and capturing pictures of the beautiful Icelandic scenery. His next destination would have been Copenhagen, Denmark sometime in the fall. Stuart will be forever remembered as a loving brother, son and friend to all those who knew him.

Stuart is survived by his parents, Tom and Christine Spenceley of Calgary, AB; his brother John Spenceley of Calgary, AB; his aunts and uncles, Laura and Gary Burns of Palm City, FL, Patty and Ian Sorensen of Lions Bay, BC, Anne and Steve Kartonchik of Burlington, ON, and John Stuart Baker of Edmonton, AB. He will also be lovingly remembered by his cousins, Laura Kartonchik of Toronto, ON, and Christopher and Hanne Sorensen of Vancouver, BC.

Stuart joins his predeceased grandparents, Mary and Gordon Spenceley of Hamilton, ON, Cynthia Baker and Morris Baker of Edmonton, AB.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of  Stuart Spenceley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3,  Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Melissa (Spenceley) and David Dingwall :

    Dear Tom and Christine. There are no words to say how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Stuart lives on in your hearts. Sending love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

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  2. Randy and Michelle Spenceley :

    Tom and Christine, we are so saddened by the passing of Stewart. No words can convey our deepest feeling for your loss. Laura, Paul, Michelle and Randy Spenceley. Our thought and prayers go out to all of you.

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  3. Dear Tom and Christine, Our heartfelt condolences from your friends in NJ USA at OLI Systems. Prayers for Stuart and for your family. We are thinking of you and walking by your side. Sending love, warmth and affection to you, how unbearably sad.

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  4. Pat and Sherri Teevens :

    Tom, Christine and John
    Please accept our sincerest condolences at this truly sad time. My entire family is praying for all of your family. Our Heavenly Father will take care of Stuart and please have comfort in the truth that families can be together forever. Although Stuart has very sadly left this life you can and will meet again. Peace.

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  5. Brenda Watson :

    Tom, Christine and John;
    Our most sincere heartfelt sympathies and prayers for you at this sad and tragic time. We’re praying for you and will continue to do so in days to come. Rest in God’s perfect peace as Stuart is now. What a reunion we will have in heaven. Love always, Brenda & Bill

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  6. Baha Abulnaga :

    Dear Tom, Christine and John
    My sincere condolences for the loss of Stuart at such a young age. May he rest in peace.

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  7. Janice Stenhouse :

    Dear Christine, Tom & John
    My heart aches for you upon hearing the tragic passing of Stuart. There are no words I can offer that will take away your pain or make you feel better. May the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

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  8. Karen & Cliff Keveryga :

    Tom, Chris, John……Cliff and I are both heart broken for your family….I got to know Stuart personally – and I am truly thankful for that. He will be greatly missed. Take care of each other. xoxoxoxox

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  9. Eric and Arwen :

    Tom and Christine.
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your son at such a young age.
    No words can describe what you must be going through, but please know that our hearts are with you and your family.

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  10. Sheila Leroux & Doug Bobrosky :

    Dear Christine, Tom and John,

    My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May your memories help you through this most difficult of times.

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  11. Angela Spenceley :

    Dear Tom, Christine and John – I am very saddened to hear of Stuart’s passing. My sincere condolences on this unimaginable loss. My heart goes out to all of you.

    Angela

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  12. Alison Barbaza :

    Dear Christine, Tom and John,
    We are so sorry to hear of the un-imaginable loss of Stuart. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Sending love and hugs to you all,
    Alison (Spenceley), Jesse, Drew, Liam & Kieran

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  13. Craig and Cindy Dilks :

    Tom, Christine, and John,
    Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of Stuart.
    We are so very sorry to hear this sad news and we are thinking of you.
    Craig, Cindy and family, and Aunt Audrey

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  14. Jolanta, Les and Adam Krysiak :

    Dear Christine, Tom and John,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences, our prayers, thoughts and memories.

    Jolanta, Les and Adam Krysiak

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  15. Marilee (Spenceley) and Peter Lomasney :

    Dear Christine, Tom and John,
    So very sad to hear about your terrible loss. We are praying for Stuart to be at peace. Our prayers also include you to have strength and faith to carry you through this difficult time. Love, Marilee and Peter

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  16. John Spenceley :

    Stuart wasn’t just my twin brother he was my best friend. Life will never be the same. I will cherish the precious memories I have of you forever. I love and miss you so much you were everything to me. In life you inspired me to be the best I can be and in death you have given me a greater appreciation of those loved ones around me and to reach out to those who have been cruelly pushed to the side by mundane reality reforging the sacred bonds of love and friendship. May your beautiful soul find its place among the angels in heaven and may you lie in the very palm of gods hands forever in peace.

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  17. Dear Christine, Tom and John,
    Our hearts go out to you on the loss of your beloved Stuart. Losing a beloved son and brother is heart wrenching. We hope that the memories of Stuart on your holidays together, time at the pool or just hanging out with him help give you solace in the days to come. May you remember “if there ever comes a day when we cant be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” Deepest sympathies and hugs to all.

    Trudy Curran and Anna and Bill Goodway

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  18. Fred and Annemarie Syroteuk :

    Dear Tom, Christine and John,
    Words can’t describe how sorry we are to hear about Stuart. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Sending you love, hugs and strength.
    Fred, Annemarie, Christopher and Martine

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  19. Dear Tom, Christine and John
    We are so saddened to hear of Stuart’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending a big hug for each of you.

    Hap, Mary, Brad and Jamie Myers

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  20. Helen Hadcock :

    Tom, Christine and John: Your friends and family want to help in whatever way we can now, in the immediacy of the tragic loss of Stuart, and as you try to breathe again in the weeks and months ahead. We love you all and embrace you.

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  21. Steve and Janice Dilks :

    Tom,Christine and John: extremely saddened by the loss of Stuart. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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  22. Eileen Myers & Brandon Myers :

    Tom, Christine & John,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Stuart’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time. May your strength carry you through.

    Eileen Myers & Brandon Myers

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  23. Tom, Christine and John,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. We have not seen your family since our boys were young but I wanted you to know our thoughts are with you at this time. With love,

    Mary and Tyler Lait

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  24. Dear Tom,

    It was with great sadness that I read, in the Journal today, of the passing of your son, Stuart. I was thinking of you and that I had not followed up on my promise to get back to you about the Porsche when my heart sunk as I came across the obituary, by sheer chance.

    Kasia’s and my heart goes out to you and your wife and son, John, and we pray for you and your family, that God will assuage your grief at this difficult time.

    Sincere condolences and may the passage of time leave only sweet memories of Stuart and the good son that he was.

    Greg and Kasia Rudolf

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  25. Pat and Lucille Gibbons :

    Dear Chris, Tom & John,
    Our hearts are breaking for all of you in the passing of Stuart. May the love of family and friends help you to get through this very difficult time. We love you all so much!
    Love and big hugs, Pat and Lucille Gibbons and family. ❤️

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  26. Roberta Wasylishen :

    Tom, Christine and John,

    Darren & I are absolutely heartbroken to hear of the sudden passing of Stuart. Our hearts go out to you all during this unimaginably sad time.

    With deepest Sympathy,

    Roberta Wasylishen & Darren DeCourcy

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  27. Steven Kartonchik :

    Tom, Christine and John,

    We’ve spent the last few days trying to put some words together to express our sadness for the incomprehensible loss you have experienced and our own grief at losing a family member so young, with so much life ahead of him.

    Lacking our own words, hopefully these lyrics from Bono will suffice:
    “There is a light we can’t always see,
    And there is a world we can’t always be,
    There is a dark within and without,
    But there is a light that will never go out.”

    Stuart, we will forever miss you…but your light will never go out in our hearts.

    (Uncle) Steven, (Aunt) Anne and Laura Kartonchik

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  28. Ken and Josie Bruce :

    Our sincerest condolences from your neighbour on Fronteanc Ave our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

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  29. Tom, Christine and John.
    We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Stuart. Although we haven’t crossed paths since the swimming days, it is evident Stuart was full of adventure, life and love. May you find peace in your memories, and the love of family and friends carry you through each difficult day.
    Hugs, The Nelsons (Kelly, Harvey, Matt, Sean Erik and Kevin.

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  30. Tom,Christine and John;
    Please accept our condolences on Stuarts passing our thoughts are with you.

    Ellen Ryan and Jim Prior

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  31. I would like to express my sincerest condolences on the loss of your son Stuart. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time of loss and sorrow.

    Brian Mackie

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  32. darryl lasenby :

    It was with profound sadness when I received your text last weekend about Stuart . .My family has your family in our thoughts this past week and in the coming weeks and we are very sorry about Stuart’s passing .
    Your friend Darryl ,Michael and Greg Lasenby

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