Gilbert Myles Stuart
Gilbert Myles Stuart, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2024 at the age of 70.
Gil was born on September 28, 1953 in Saint John, NB, a son of the late Herbert and Vera (McEachern) Stuart. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Noranne, his sons Matthew (Erica) Stuart of Canal, NB, and Stephen (Krista) Stuart of Summerside, PEI, his brother Tim (Linda) Stuart of Chamcook, NB, his four grandchildren Felicia, Stephanie, Oliver and Nora, his aunt Joyce (Percy) Stuart as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Gil lived his entire life on Deer Island, working most of his career on the John E. Rigby starting out as night watchman and moving up to Captain. In retirement he stayed just as busy volunteering in the community and serving in the Lord’s Cove Church of Christ where he was an elder and life-long member. He was also active with the Deer Island Fire Department, was a well known and loved Cub Scout Leader, volunteered with the St. John Ambulance and was a Board Member of the Deer Island Credit Union. Gil organized and led the Remembrance Day Services at Deer Island Point, paying tribute to his father, uncles and other Islanders who fought in the war. He spent countless hours doing odd jobs at the Bayview Christian Camp, helping prepare for the upcoming children camps. In his free time, Gil enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood, mowing lawns, and writing poetry.
Gil, or as his grandchildren called him, Papa, played an active part in the lives of his family. His grandchildren will remember him for his sense of humor (he was constantly telling Dad jokes), his faith and his dedication to his family. He will also be remembered for all of his time spent on the golf course, where he and his wife enjoyed many rounds of golf either alone, or with friends. He will be greatly missed by the island community, the church and his loving family.
Arrangements are in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (506-755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 6-8 pm and Friday, February 16 from 1:00 -2:00 pm at Lord’s Cove Church of Christ. The Funeral Service will be held following the Friday visitation starting at 2:00 pm with Rev. Richard Hovey officiating. A family graveside service will be held at the Fairhaven Community Cemetery and then all are welcome to join the family for a reception at the Lord Cove Church of Christ Sunday School at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the Stuart Family would appreciate donations in Gil’s honor be made to the Bayview Christian Camp or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Due to allergies in the family, the family has requested that all sevices be scent free. Please refrain from wearing scented products to both the visitation or to the funeral service.