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Joseph Harrold Stewart – One Of Miramichi’s Best

The sudden passing of Joseph “Joe” Harold Stewart husband of Nora (Charters) Stewart of McNamee, NB occurred on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his home.
Born in McNamee, NB he was a son of the late Harold and Christie (Storey) Stewart. Joe worked as a fishing guide at Wilson’s Sporting Camps on the Miramichi for forty years; four generations of the Wilson family. Joe was a dedicated employee who took great pride in his work. He will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his daughter, Sherry Dawne Stewart (Rino Rossignol) of Oshawa, ON; step-daughter, Penny Mancini (Charles) of McNamee, NB; step-son, Jerry Hamilton (Wanda Buchanan) of Tay Creek, NB; grandchildren, Reilly, Christopher and Joshua; step-grandchildren, Skylar, Gavin and Jordan; sisters, Nellie O’Donnell (Ivan Weaver) and Irma O’Donnell (Allen) both of McNamee, NB; brother, Henry Stewart (Donna) of McNamee, NB; nieces, Jenny (Albert), Sandra, Susan (Joe) and Kim (wife of the late Bobby Stewart); nephews, Billy (Carlotta), Barry (Gwen) and Randy (Iboneth); several cousins and numerous friends.
Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by aunts, uncles, cousins and his nephew, Bobby Stewart.
Visitation will take place at Wilson’s Sporting Camps, McNamee, NB on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Wilson’s Sporting Camps on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11 am with Rev. William Stewart officiating and Rev. Dr. Brian Spence assisting. Interment will be in St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Carroll’s Crossing, NB at a later date.
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  1. Am very sorry to read of Joe’s passing. He was my guide at Wilson’s camps for many years whose quick wit and patient lessons made me a better angler and a better man. I always marveled at his effortless, perfect casts and will miss him every time my family and I return to the Miramichi…

  2. Bruce Beauchesne says

    Joe was a terrific guide and a great person. I always looked forward to being on the river with him. He was always at your elbow if you needed him but he never “hovered”. His stories were great; we shared so many laughs together. I once had a good sized salmon close to the net when it slipped off the hook. I asked Joe how long he thought it was and he replied (with a twinkle in his eye), Bruce, that’s your fish and it can be as long as you want it to be.” God bless you, Joe and “tight Lines” !!!

  3. Bill Wilkinson says

    You will be missed my friend. I’m glad to have known you and fished with you. Fishing with you was always the very best.

  4. Rodney O'Donnell says

    R.I.P Joe. Forever missed an fondly remembered

    • Im very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing . He was a great guide and a pleasure to fish with.
      The times Joe and I spent together in pursuit of salmon were wonderful—.R.I.P.

  5. Hap McCall says

    I am very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great guide whose expertise and patience made for many special fishing experiences. He was a natural teacher and a wonderful human being. My condolences to Joe’s wife and family and everyone at Wilson’s in this sad time.

  6. Michael Butts says

    I was 5 when I met Joe and his family He must have been 15 or so I spent alot fishing trips gtting to know all of the Stewart’s,Me and my twin bro. Tom Loved to meet Joe and Brothers every spring & sumer along w/the whole familys.our camp is still located @ Carol’s crossing. Phelps Camp. Joe and Nora would stop at my Lam & Gramps in Ct. Every few years I l allways took time out of my pressing matters to sit down to visit and have the rolls my lam used to make. Joe is and will be the best on the big M. All our Hearts go out to you Joe. I’m willing to send out pic’s of Joe and his back in the day.Love You Joe. God Bless you. Nora & family &frien

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