DEWAR, Stephen Winston - Aged 76, peacefully, his family with him at his bedside on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Brilliant, courageous, and so kind, with an exceptional talent for friendship, Stephen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1943, the eldest son of Thorun (nee Johnson), a gifted teacher, and Winston Dewar, a well respected banker.
His uncles included an MP, two high school teachers, a banker, a fine musician, a photographer, and a WWII test pilot. More distant relations included a renowned chemistry professor, an internationally known economist, one of Iceland's leading actresses, and the Arctic explorer/ethnograher Vilhjalmur Stefansson, which may explain Stephen's unshakable confidence that he could do whatever he set his mind to.
After his younger brother Stewart died at 14, his family moved to Saskatoon where Stephen finished high school at Aden Bowman excelling in maths, sciences and football while playing guitar on weekends with a folk group featuring Joni Anderson, later known as Joni Mitchell..
Stephen is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Dewar, and his daughters Anna and Danielle, his sons in law Timothy Gully and Brandon Birch, his beloved granddaughters Lilah and Grace, his mother in law, Petty Landa, his brother and sister in laws, Murray and Leslie Landa, and Kahrellah Landa, his son- by- choice Brian Bobroff, plus a wide circle of other chosen family-his many loving friends. He is gone, but his ideas and stories will live on long after him.
At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, Tronoto for service on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. Interment in The Beit Olam section of Glenview Memorial Gardens. Family visits at 27 Tyrrel Avenue, Toronto.
Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society or Bridgepoint Health Foundation.