Dr. C. Burton Stewart

Related Pages
Photo Albums

On Saturday night Feb.5th Rotarian Burton Stewart passed away in the Selkirk & District General Hospital with his wife Rotary Ann Lauri and all his children by his side. our thoughts and prayers, and heavy hearts are with his family at this time, including brother and sister-in-law Rotarian Fraser and Rotary Ann Bev Stewart.

Rotarian Burton Stewart was our Parade Marshall and long time member of the Selkirk Rotary Club. He will be sadly missed by all of his Rotary friends. Our sincere regrets, thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.


DR. C. BURTON STEWART 1940 - 2011 Peacefully, on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Selkirk and District Hospital, with his loving family by his side, Dr. Burton Stewart aged 70 years, passed away. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at The Gates, 6495 Roblin Boulevard. NEIL BARDAL INC. FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200 

Dad passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb 5th, 2011 at Selkirk General Hospital surrounded by family. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Lauri, daughters Catherine (Kurt), Kalynn (Paul), son Cameron (Allison), Lauri's daughters Dawn (Barry) and Carol (Bruce). "Papa Boom-Boom" will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Makayla, Brennan, Annika, Kieran, Karson, Camden, Miles and Emma. Dad is survived by brothers Bob (Judy) and Fraser (Bev), first wife and mother of his children, Sheryl Stewart, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his mother and father, Vida and Dr. C. Burton Stewart.

Dad was born in Winnipeg and was raised with his two older brothers in River Heights on Queenston St. The family enjoyed their summers at Victoria Dale Farms in St. Clements raising Hereford cattle. Dad loved caring for the cows, horses, dogs and various farm critters. Farm life also allowed Dad to develop an affinity for all things motorized. We heard many stories about his adventures with friends and various modes of transport, including a 1937 Oldsmobile and a gyrocopter that he built. The Olds, now fully restored, has been driven at many weddings and special events.

Dad married Sheryl in 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry from the University of Manitoba in 1967. He was a founding member of Tuxedo Park Dental Group where he practiced dentistry for 38 years. He was known as the "dentist with the golden hands" and "painless Burt". Mom and Dad raised us in Charleswood on Oakdale Drive. In 1971, the cottage lot at Echo Bay was purchased beside Cousin Iva and Arch. That became the start of many memorable summers of fun with the Yeo and Stewart families! Dad was always supportive of our activities, and was an active member of the Winnipeg Horseman's Club board while we rode and participated in hunter/jumper horse shows.

Dad developed a passion for flying and restoring antique aircraft. His first major project was CF-COU, a DeHavilland Tiger Moth. His friends from the Red River Tiger Moth group helped with its restoration. They flew it all over North America to air shows and displays. Dad was a strong supporter of the Winnipeg Flying Club and the Western Canada Aviation Museum, where the Tiger Moth now resides.

Dad and Lauri were married in 2002 and they returned to the old farm house at Victoria Dale Farms. Dad retired in 2005, and enjoyed restoring the farm house, as well as various buildings on the farm. Lauri and Dad divided their time between Selkirk and Echo Bay. Dad's love of history enticed them to travel to unique destinations. Dad really enjoyed his affiliation with the Selkirk Rotary Club and the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies.

Many thanks to Dr. Lindenschmidt and the staff at the Selkirk Hospital for the excellent care and compassion provided to Dad and his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 12th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Blvd. in Headingley. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of Dad's favorite associations: Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc. Hangar T-2 958 Ferry Rd. Wpg. R3H 0Y8; Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd. Wpg. R0P 2K9; The Selkirk & District Community Foundation, P.O. Box 400, Selkirk, Mb. R1A 2B3.