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October 18, 2019

Lila Elaine “Marie” Stewart of Dungannon died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones, Oct. 18, 2019, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Bill Stewart who predeceased her in 2015. Born on her home farm in Belfast, Ontario, Feb. 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Winnie (Irwin) and Glenwood Campbell. Dear mother of Brian and Brenda Stewart of Saltford, Elaine and Mike Wilson of Goderich, Annabel and Don Ferguson of Windsor, and Lila and Ken Procter of Belgrave. Missed by her grandchildren, Curtis O'Donnell, Andrew (Amanda) Procter, Ben (Caitlin) Procter, and Jessica Procter (Josh Purdy); and great-grandsons, Darcy and Caleb. Survived by her siblings, Ira (Catherine) Campbell, Shirley Straughan (Art Freeman), Irwin (Margaret) Campbell, Gertie (Joe) Fritzley, Murray (Feithlinn) Campbell, and Bernard (Brenda) Campbell; and sister-in-law, Gwen Caesar. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Paul O'Donnell; and sister-in-law Annetta (Bert) Rabjohn. Marie had an adventurous spirit. She loved snowmobiling, riding motorcycles and travelling. She saw many exotic places, often accompanied by friends or her sister-in-law, Gwen. Throughout her life, she was a teacher, farmer and homemaker. She instilled in her children great pride in a job well done, teaching them that responsibility is a privilege. Marie enjoyed gardening and loved quilting. She and Bill bowled for many years and have numerous trophies for their efforts. She was a great community leader, giving her talents to 4-H clubs for 24 years, and was an active member of the Dungannon United Church. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 7-9 p.m., and for one hour prior to the memorial service, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian Hymers officiating. Interment will take place at 2 p.m., at the Dungannon Cemetery, following a luncheon at the Lucknow Legion. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.