Victor Taylor Stewart passed into God’s arms on April 28, 2023 at the age of 79. After complications due to open heart surgery, he passed peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, and sons in law.
Vic was born in Durban, South Africa on January 28, 1944 to Daniel Taylor Stewart and Barbara Violet Tunally. His childhood was spent playing sports, exploring the natural world, and attending a boarding school that was three days from home by train. At age 16, he moved with his father to Australia, where he spent the first part of his adult life, and later became best friends with his half brother Paul.
Vic was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and he traveled the world with his amateur field hockey team. Proof that love at first sight does exist, he met his wife Coleen while on a one night layover in San Francisco. They were blessed with two daughters, Kaitlyn and Cecily, who they raised in Santa Barbara. He walked both his daughters down the aisle and became a beloved Papa to William, Beckett, Rusten, and Baby MacD, coming July 2023.
Vic was a kind, generous, and humble man, with the best sense of humor. His favorite times were spent camping with his family, on international travel adventures, or on the golf course with his friends. Like his hero, Nelson Mandela, he led by example, and as a devoted Christian, treated everyone around him as he would like to be treated.
A Celebration of Life for Vic will be held at Free Methodist Church on May 25 at 4pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Eden Reforestation Projects or Sarobidy Maternity Center on his behalf.