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STEWART: Paul F. “Scooter” of Russeldale

Posted By Haskett Funeral Home On October 13, 2020 @ 6:50 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 83 Comments

STEWART: Paul F. “Scooter” of Russeldale

Passed Peacefully at L.H.S.C – Victoria Hospital on October 11, 2020 at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Deborah (McTavish) Stewart for 28 years. Proud father of Brad and Bridget Skirten and Matt and Lisa Skirten. Adored Grandpa of Owen, Justin; Jaime, Aidan and Madison. Survived by his mother Margaret Stewart, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters and sister-in-laws Sylvia and Vic Post, Donna and Dave VanAllen, Rob Stewart, Ron Stewart and Steven and Maureen McTavish. Paul will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Rachel VanAllen, Tyler (Char) VanAllen and Sarah and Ben Dekleer. Predeceased by his father Floyd Stewart (1995), father-in-law Stuart McTavish (2012), and mother-in-law Ethel McTavish (2013).

Paul graduated his electrical apprenticeship at Fanshawe College. Worked at JMR, Kraft, Nabisco, Can grow, and the Ritz Villa, Mitchell. He was a passionate farmer who although worked hard, played even harder. Paul will be fondly remembered for his contagious laughter, great stories and wealth of knowledge.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the doctors and nurses at Stratford General Hospital And L.H.S.C for their support and compassion. A special thanks to Dr. Jerome Jadd for his exceptional care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when friends and family can gather and share memories and hugs. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, EXETER (519-235-1220).

Donations to Stratford General Hospital, and L.H.S.C – London Health and Science Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “STEWART: Paul F. “Scooter” of Russeldale”

Condolence from Brent and Sharen Dawson on October 13th, 2020 8:05 PM

Paul was a great guy. He was always a great neighbour and freind on line 17. We are very sorry for your loss with deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Glenn & Missy Pfaff on October 13th, 2020 8:16 PM

We are shocked and saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Marilyn Abraham on October 13th, 2020 9:26 PM

Yep – Paul will be remembered for his shenanigans!
It was non-stop fun having Paul come for visits, as he was always eager to lead the pack of Schieck cousins his age. From playing tag in the creek or being pretend circus tightrope walkers along the railroad irons or playing hide ‘n seek buck-naked in the hay stack . . . Paul was never short of ideas! And we are just as eager to play along!
As life would have it – sometimes we become consumed far to easily with achieving work and building goals that we miss the everyday wonders of hanging out with those whom we held such fond memories growing up. And I will treasure the few times in the past decade when I was able to physically reconnect with Paul and laugh again ’til tears rolled down my cheek. Some people are good for the soul – and Paul was one of those people for me.

Condolence from Brenda and Dave Marshall on October 13th, 2020 10:01 PM

Sorry to hear about Scooter he will be missed awesome man

Condolence from Bob & Doris Osgood on October 13th, 2020 10:13 PM

So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and we pray for comfort for all of you during this time of grief.

Condolence from Rob & Rose Rathwell on October 14th, 2020 8:04 AM

Our deepest sympathies Deb to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rob and I have great memories of the gatherings we spent with you guys. Scooter was a very special guy and will always have a special place in our hearts.

Condolence from Kim southcott on October 14th, 2020 8:12 AM

So very sorry for your loss Deb and family. Scooter was the life of the party, he will be sadly missed. Condolences to the family.

Condolence from Cathy Batten on October 14th, 2020 8:36 AM

To Deb & Family

So sorry to hear of Scooter’s passing. My sincere condolences to each of you. Treasure the happier times. I will always remember his laugh and that grin and always a hello from him. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Take care, Special hugs to you Deb. Xo ❤️

Cathy Batten

Condolence from Randy and Heather Bilcke on October 14th, 2020 8:40 AM

Deb and family, we are sending heartfelt sympathy. Scooter was one of a kind and would give the shirt off his back, we have many great stories and memories including his crazy dancing skills and that mischievous look when he entered a room. We will miss him dearly.
Cheers Scooter,

Condolence from Tanya Dunn on October 14th, 2020 9:33 AM

Condolences to all of Paul’s family, we will miss you here at the Villa/MNH

Condolence from Scott & Karen Eveland on October 14th, 2020 9:41 AM

Deb & family,

We are so sorry to hear of Scooters passing. He was quite a guy. We have so many awesome memories, and we will treasure them always. It was an honor to be able to call him our friend. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Pete and Deb Timmermans on October 14th, 2020 9:58 AM

Sincere condolences to the entire family……..Pete and Deb

Condolence from Dean Chittock and Family on October 14th, 2020 10:08 AM

Deb, I am very sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Cheyenne Mosurinjohn on October 14th, 2020 11:02 AM

Deb and family
Sorry to hear of Scooters passing. Sending lots of love to you all. He sure lucked out when he found you and the boy’s Deb, life was good! He sure knew how to have fun and is someone you could never forget. Paul and Coop I’m sure will be back touring those roads in heaven together Now and showing everyone how to have a good time.

Condolence from Barb (Templeman) Hartman on October 14th, 2020 11:16 AM

Deb, so sorry to hear about Scooter. He was a one of a kind great guy, and he will be missed.

Condolence from Jim Oesch on October 14th, 2020 11:20 AM

Deb and family ,
So very sorry to hear of Scooter passing , very sad. He was all of what you said in the obit

Hugs Deb

Condolence from Mary jane Parsons on October 14th, 2020 11:36 AM

Deb, Brad, Matt and families,

Scooter was a partier to some, and a farmer to others. Well, he was alot of things and they were all precious. I was lucky enough to see more than one side of him. Especially the side that fell in love with Deb, her sons, and eventually the grandchildren they shared.
Happy memories of Scooter and Floyd as they farmed with my brother Jim, and father,Harold.
Miss the old days, our hearts go out to you all.

Maryjane Parsons

Condolence from Alvin and Marilyn Taylor on October 14th, 2020 11:39 AM

Marg and family

So Sorry to hear of your Son Paul’s passing. May happy memories help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Melonie Miller on October 14th, 2020 11:39 AM

Margaret & family
Our condolences on the loss of your son Paul … May your memories & family pictures bring you comfort at
this time.
Barry & Melonie Miller

Condolence from Vie Inthavong on October 14th, 2020 11:43 AM

Deb and family,
So sorry to hear of Scooter’s passing. I met Scooter at the canners. He was always so nice and kind. He always had a story to share and was able to make you laugh, definitely knew how to liven up the party.
Truely a great man.
Thinking of you and your family.
Vie and Steve

Condolence from Peggy and Ernie Hohner on October 14th, 2020 12:35 PM

From the bottom of our hearts we send our condolences to you Deb and the family. He will be missed so much by everyone. Will cherish the memories of this crazy man for ever. Sending love to you my dear.

Condolence from Rachelle Damen on October 14th, 2020 12:52 PM

My condolences to you Deb and family. Paul was a great guy we had many good laughs together. RIP my freind.

Condolence from Erin Traquair on October 14th, 2020 1:06 PM

Deepest sympathies to Marg, Deb, Matt, Brad and families.
Scooter was a bright light and the world is a darker place without him. We will always think of him fondly.
Thinking of you all,
Erin Traquair & Jamie (Corny) Cornish & family

Condolence from Alan & Denean Renning on October 14th, 2020 1:24 PM

Deb and family, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts go to you and your family during this difficult time. We have great memories of Paul in our Junior Farmer days, he was quite the character.

Condolence from John & Elze Groot on October 14th, 2020 2:13 PM

Scooter you will be so sadly missed by all of us. Your dry sends of humor to the twinkle in your eyes. For the love you had for Deb & the boys and all the grandchildren! The get togethers will not be the same with out you. Rest in peace! Our sincere condolences to the whole family! May you find peace in knowing that so many people have you in there thoughts and prayers!!!

Condolence from Tammy Steeper on October 14th, 2020 2:20 PM

My most sincere condolences to Deb and Family…….I wish I was there to give you a big hug Deb…Leen will give you one from me. My heart aches for you all….much love being sent your way…..RIP Scooter…..oxoxoxo

Condolence from Paul McRoberts on October 14th, 2020 2:53 PM

Deb and Family

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. He will be missed by all.
Our prayers go out to you and your family

Paul and Jean

Condolence from Marg Prout on October 14th, 2020 3:44 PM

Margaret and family…..

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Paul. Cherish the

Condolence from Anne & Ted Kernick on October 14th, 2020 3:48 PM

To Marg & the Stewart family & to Deb

Sincere sympathy as you mourn the loss of Paul. Gone much too soon.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Lawrence Stevens on October 14th, 2020 4:25 PM

Our deepest sympathys Deb.
We didn’t know Scoot was ill.
So sorry all we can give you for now is virtual hugs.
Gail & Lawrence

Condolence from Jim and Donna Parsons on October 14th, 2020 5:22 PM

Marg,Deb and family

Our condolences on Scooters passing He will be forever in our thoughts with his laughter, dedication,and knowledge for family and friends. You will always be missed

Condolence from John Nedza and Cindy Clay on October 14th, 2020 6:01 PM

Sorry to hear about Scooters passing. Our deepest condolences. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Marjie Westerveld on October 14th, 2020 6:07 PM

Deb and family ,,,,so sorry to hear of Scoots passing,,,hugs to all of you

Condolence from Nancy Hodgert on October 14th, 2020 6:17 PM

My deepest sympathy Deb to you and your family Wish I could hug you

Condolence from Norm & Lori Lauzon on October 14th, 2020 6:41 PM

Aunt Margaret & family,
We are saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Cherish all the memories.

Condolence from Larry and Sharon Lynn on October 14th, 2020 6:57 PM

Marg and family:

We extend our sincere sympathy to you and all of Paul’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from DAVE KEYS on October 14th, 2020 6:58 PM

Deb and Family
I know its long time no see . I was shocked and sorry hear of scooters passing . He was a great guy. My condolences go out to the entire family.

Condolence from KARIN MCDOUGALL on October 14th, 2020 7:20 PM

Will be missed, such great memories and stories. Thinking of you Deb at this difficult time.

Condolence from Rick & Marilyn Vandenbussche on October 14th, 2020 7:40 PM

Marg, Deb and family, our sympathy on Paul’s passing. Thoughts are with you all from our family.

Condolence from Bob & Carol on October 14th, 2020 7:45 PM

Deb am family so sorry to hear about Scooter a man never to be forgotten hugs❤️

Condolence from Chelsey Passmore on October 14th, 2020 7:47 PM

To Paul’s family,

Sending my condolences to you, during this difficult time. I met Paul while working at the Ritz Villa, and quickly realized he was always good for a laugh. I hope your memories of the good times, help you during the coming days, weeks and months.

Chelsey Passmore

Condolence from Connie ( Francis) junker on October 14th, 2020 8:24 PM

Very sorry to hear the new of Paul passing I just seen him at Mitchell nursing home after many years. Paul was always so smart and very funny to be around . Hope the family can reflect on beautiful memories .

Condolence from Patti Fuhr on October 14th, 2020 8:33 PM

My deepest sympathy Deb to you and your family I always enjoyed chatting with Paul when I worked with him He never complained when you asked him to do something but having coffee breaks with him was fun He would look at you with those devilish eyes and you knew he was going to say something that would make you laugh My thoughts and prayers are with all of you Hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Mary Ellen Finlayson on October 14th, 2020 8:50 PM

Deb and family,

So sorry to hear about Scooter. He was definitely one of a kind. Thinking of you all.

Mark, Mary Ellen, Jack and Sam

Condolence from Liz & Bryan Stuckless on October 14th, 2020 9:31 PM

Deb, Brad & Bridget, Matt & Lisa and kids;
My heart aches for you all. Anyone who had ever met Scooter will never forget him…ever…. he was truly one of the best and will be so very much missed.
I cannot take or ease the pain away but I will always be here to hug, support and help you live without him.
Our sincerest condolences
Liz & family

Condolence from Ron and Karen Simpson on October 15th, 2020 8:25 AM

We were very sorry to hear of Pauls passing , did not realize he had been sick , our sympathy to Debbie and Brad and Matt.

Condolence from Carolyn and Gerald Johns on October 15th, 2020 8:29 AM

Thinking of the Stewart family. So sorry to hear about Paul’s brief but stormy illness.
I am sure you have many moments of happiness and laughter to cherish.

Condolence from Liz Schieck on October 15th, 2020 10:11 AM

SO SO sorry to hear of Paul’s sudden illness and subsequent passing. His quick wit and laughter will be missed. My condolences to Deb; my Aunt Margret and her family.

Condolence from Alberto and Ana Araujo on October 15th, 2020 11:24 AM

Matt, Jamie, Lisa, Aidan and Madison
Our condolences to you and your family.
You are in our prayers.

Condolence from Pete and ELaine Kosi & family on October 15th, 2020 11:27 AM

We are so saddened to hear about Paul.
We express our heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Margaret, Debbie and all the families.
Cherish the wonderful memories and hold them close to your hearts.

Condolence from Ruth Stuart on October 15th, 2020 11:29 AM

Deb and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you. Sending our deepest sympathy. Hugs to you all
Ruth Stuart, Jenna & Laura Chappel

Condolence from Marianne on October 15th, 2020 2:44 PM

Dear Deb, Bradley, Matt and your families,

I’m so sorry to hear about Scooter, thinking of you all. I remember all the fun times as a teenager on Simcoe Street and then out at your place in Russeldale.

Scooter certainly knew how to enjoy life!

Keeping you in my thoughts,

Condolence from Gord, Melanie, Evan & Logan Hardie on October 15th, 2020 3:39 PM

Gone so fast. We wish you all strength as you go through the tough times. And, we hope that you will soon find peace in your memories of Paul. Hugs to Marg & all of Paul’s family. And big hugs for Deb, Brad, Bridget, Owen & Justin. We will raise a toast to Scooter soon!

Condolence from Mike Higgins on October 15th, 2020 5:06 PM

Donna, Ron & Rob, very sorry for the loss of your brother

Condolence from Jennifer on October 15th, 2020 7:15 PM

My sincere condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Paul at RLV. He was a truly kind and funny man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Susan and Geoff on October 15th, 2020 7:41 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Deb, Brad, Matt and families. So very sorry for your loss of Paul. Gone way to soon.


Condolence from Katelyn Bender on October 15th, 2020 7:43 PM

My sincere condolences to Paul’s family & friends.
I worked at the Villa and have many fond memories of Paul. I always appreciated his help at the facility and his sense of humour.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Elizabeth Varley on October 15th, 2020 8:55 PM

My condolences to Debbie and family. Paul will certainly be missed at the Ritz Lutheran Villa and Mitchell Nursing Home. Rest In Peace Paul!

Condolence from Lynne Dobson on October 16th, 2020 9:20 AM

Deb, Margaret and Families,

My sympathies on the loss of Paul. Although I haven’t seen Paul in several years I’ve known him for many as we both attended Usborne Central School. You are in my thoughts and prayers, thinking of you all.

Lynne Dobson

Condolence from Bob & Gail Hodges on October 16th, 2020 10:31 AM

Dear Deb, Brad,Matt & family

Our sincere sympathy on the sudden loss of Paul. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Love & Hugs
Bob & Gail

Condolence from Scot Morgan and Judy Parsons on October 16th, 2020 3:42 PM

To all the Stewart family:
We are so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Jim and MaryAnne on October 16th, 2020 5:56 PM

Deb we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Scooter!
Our condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Don and Janis Richardson on October 16th, 2020 10:06 PM

To Margaret & family, Deb & family
We were very shocked and saddened to hear about Paul..
Sending our sympathy to all of you .
Don & Janis Richardson

Condolence from Carol LeBeau on October 16th, 2020 10:32 PM

Marg and family
My sincere condolences on the loss of Paul.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Tammy (Baker) Preszcator on October 17th, 2020 6:54 AM

Marg, the Stewart family, Deb and family,
I am very shocked and saddened for your loss of this wonderful, unique fellow. He was quite a character in his own right and brought so much this world and touched so many lives through the places he worked, people he loved. His presence and laughter will be missed by all. Keeping you in my thoughts. Tammy

Condolence from Beth Cooper on October 17th, 2020 9:46 AM

To Paul’s Family

My sincere sympathy for your loss.
Thinking of you at this sad time.

Beth Cooper

Condolence from Kelly Southcott on October 18th, 2020 2:38 AM

Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family

Condolence from Allan and Patty Case on October 18th, 2020 6:50 AM

Our sincere condolences to your family. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Mark Heimrich on October 18th, 2020 8:07 AM

Deb, Brad & Bridget, Owen & Justin, Margaret & extended family;

We are very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. I’ve known Paul since the good ole days at South Huron DHS. Paul always knew how to have a good time and we shared many laughs together. The last number of years he & Deb have been valued customers of our company and the laughs and reflections back to our early days continued.
He will be missed. With sincere sympathy to all of you. RIP Scooter.

Mark & Julie Heimrich,
& staff at Lifetime Water Products.

Condolence from Bruce Delbridge on October 18th, 2020 7:45 PM

Many condolences from Bruce Delbridge.

Condolence from Brian Steele & Benda Hackett Steele on October 18th, 2020 9:47 PM

We are sorry for the loss of Paul (Scooter) our deepest sympathy to your Family
old school friend from public school, high school, and college.

Condolence from Lorne & Pat Ballantyne on October 19th, 2020 10:41 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our deepest sympathy

Condolence from June Cooper on October 19th, 2020 11:39 AM

Marg and family sending you my deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish your memories.

Condolence from Gail Ristau on October 19th, 2020 12:14 PM

I was saddened to hear of Paul’s pasiing. He was a great guy. We’ll certainly miss him. My condolences to your family.

Condolence from Brian and Cheryl Sullivan on October 19th, 2020 7:59 PM

Aunt Margaret and family,

So sad to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories!

Condolence from Grace Gilfillan on October 21st, 2020 1:05 PM

My deepest sympathy Deb to you and Family.
Hugs ,Grace ,

Condolence from Bob & Sharon Pavkeje on October 21st, 2020 6:40 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Scooter’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Kevin Stephen on October 21st, 2020 9:32 PM

My deepest condolences to the Stewart family. I met Paul many years ago while driving a pea combine. We later both took the electrical technician course at Fanshawe College. We had so many great times together. He was such a great guy to be around!!

Condolence from Loraine and Bob Marquis on October 22nd, 2020 7:47 PM

Deb, Brad, Matt and Family;
We were surprised and saddened when Steve called to inform us
about Scooter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Loraine and Bob

Condolence from Sonja and Les Seiler on October 23rd, 2020 9:27 AM

Deb and family Condolences on your loss . We have many good memories of Scooter including our trip to Jamaica with the 2 of you

Condolence from Audrey Dakin on October 24th, 2020 1:07 PM

To Paul’s family; my sincerest condolences. I went to high school with Scooter and he was a memorable person. He was really funny. Gone far too soon.
Audrey (Adkins) Dakin

Condolence from Wayne Marquis and Sarah on October 27th, 2020 7:29 PM

So sorry to hear about Scooter. He made us laugh every time we met him. Hoping memories can bring you comfort. Hugs, Wayne and Sarah

Condolence from Brenda Hern on November 3rd, 2020 9:04 AM

Deb, Margaret, Sylvia, Ron, Rob , Donna and all your families – so shocked and sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. A very difficult time for you all. Lots of great times with Paul and family growing up in Thames Road and always remember Paul on our shared birthday. Sending our condolences- Ivan and Brenda

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