The Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside is reporting the passing of well-known curler and icemaker Leo Stewart early Tuesday morning.
Leo Stewart in March at the PEI Curling Club Championships
‘Our curling community and the Silver Fox Complex are reeling from the news that we lost our beloved friend and ice maker, Leo Stewart, early this morning.
There are no words for what we are feeling right now.
Leo had a presence and a personality like no one else and will be missed very much. He had his opinions, which he didn’t mind voicing but was always a sincere advocate for the club and Curling.
He was a charmer, and loved to offer a “private tour” of his ice-making office, always with a wink and a smirk.
Lots of love and good thoughts go out to his beautiful wife Mary, and his family and dear friends.
I wish we could celebrate your life in the way that you deserve, but know that this is a loss that cannot be filled’
(Posted to Facebook by Mary MacKay)
2020 PEI Men’s Curling Club Champions from the Silver Fox Curling Club (L-R): Andrew Robinson (Curl PEI Past President), Leo Stewart (skip), Edward White (3rd), Darrell Thibeau (2nd), Corey Montgomery (lead)
Last month, Leo skipped the Silver Fox men’s team to victory at the PEI Curling Club Championships, and was to have represented PEI at 2020 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships, Nov. 22-28 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Leo previously skipped the winning team at the PEI Curling Club Championships back in 2017. where he captured the men’s Sportsmanship award.
Leo Stewart winning the Aubrey Neff award (CFFCA photo)
Leo has also been a winning skip and third at the PEI Fire Fighters Curling Championships, representing PEI at the nationals in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2018. He won the Aubrey Neff Award, presented to the curler who best exemplifies curling ability, sportsmanship, and camaraderie at the Championship, as voted by his fellow competitors, at the 2015 Canadian event.