Ian H. Stewart, politician, auto dealer, huge friend of UVic
Ian H. Stewart, Victoria lawyer, businessman, politician and generous community benefactor, died in St. John Hospice in Vancouver from heart disease Tuesday. He was 84.
He never lost his interest in sports and played a major role in UVic’s purchase of the former St. Michaels University School Athletic Centre, The Racquet Club. It was later named the Ian H. Stewart Complex.
The weight room at UVic’s new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities was named for Stewart and his wife: Ian and Gillian Stewart Varsity Weight Room.
In 2009, Stewart was presented with the Legacy Award for Sport to recognize his lifetime commitment.
Stewart is survived by his wife Gillian, two daughters Alix Cameron and Susie Stewart and their husbands Simon Cameron and Mark Dunn, and four grandchildren, Max, 17, Sophie, 14, Will, 13 and Sam, 10.