STEWART Bryan W.
of Ortonville, formerly of Oxford, died February 2, 2016 at 50 years of age. Born in Pontiac, Michigan February 20, 1965 the son of Diana Stewart and Russell Stewart. Loving father of Maggie and Wayne Stewart; dear brother of Steven (Violette) Stewart. Also survived by his former spouse Lori Stewart. Bryan owned and operated Mackenzie Crushing in Flint. He loved growing up on Torch River where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and just being outdoors. His passion was his work.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m.at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON. Pastor Martin Woody officiating.
Memorials may be made to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or Bryan’s children’s college fund.
Jack Stewart, Anne and David
Gone too soon, but the heavens needed your soul. Fly high, Bryan. Look over your children and know we will never forget you.
Brian was a wonderful person to grow up with in Oxford.
We shared many fond memories especially in woodshop together.
Our thoughts and conversations often turned to our hunting trips that we experienced with our father's and how we looked forward to them each fall.
Brian was a tall gentle soul with a kind heart and always had a word of encouragement.
All our lives were enriched to have known this wonderful person.
May God richly bless Brian's family during this time and may He wrap His loving arms around all of you!
Flo and John Wilmot
Bryan was a good friend and boss. He will be greatly missed.
Our deep condolences.
Chuck, Michele and family
Sending love and prayers for Lori, Maggie and Wayne at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Love, Chuck, Michele, Lauren, Matt, Alley and Aunt Carolyn
Susan Mayo Guebert
So very, very sorry to hear about Brian. Your family are all in my prayers. Love you so much.
Bill and Beverly Minock
We both thought of and loved Bryan like a brother. Our hearts broke when we were informed of his passing.
We remember many years of grimy hard work, silly grins and a man with a big heart. We were Blessed to meet his family and friends throughout the years and our hearts go out to each and everyone who loved him. We regret that we can not pay our respect at his memorial because of our location. We send our thoughts and prayers.
Kurt and Janet Donald
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We are keeping all of you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
My prayers go to you and your family. His legacy will live in with his two awesome kids.
Had the pleasure of coaching Wayne many years ago in Ortonville. Brian sponsored the team. We had many conversations throughout the season. Remember him fondly . Always made time to say hello . We both talked about our fondness for the Andy Griffith show. Gone to soon . Fly with the angels my friend. Coach Eric and family
My Dear Son,
Your name was picked out long before you were born. I knew I wanted a son and loved the name Bryan Wayne. You and your Brother, Steven were my whole world and I never doubted for a moment that you would make Mackenzie Crushing, your idea and goal, what it is today. I had nothing but confidence in you and your dream. You were always there for me whenever I needed you and my heart breaks with your passing. You are with your loving Grandparents, Doug and Jean Stewart, who thought the world of you. The memories we made as Mother and Son will always be with me Bryan.
You were my best friend in the world.
Your loving Mother, Diana
Brian was such a great guy. Always made me and everyone around laugh was fun loving happy go lucky guy. such a horribly sad loss. iRip Bryan prayers and condolences to the family and friends
I have so many good memories growing up with our families! My heart is so heavy for Maggie & Wayne. I miss you Uncle Bryan!
Dave and Ronda Stewart
Life passes so quickly. You will be missed. Prayers and hugs for your family. To his family remember the good times because they will guide you trough the future. God Bless.
Scott and Annette Mosher
Our hearts go out to the family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Brian. The fun times on Torch River will never be forgotten.
I had many great memories with Bryan growing up. One of those memories was spring break 1983. He earned a new nickname Fryin Bryan by staying out in the Florida Sun too long. It was a great privilege to be apart of his life. I can honestly say that I'm a better man for knowing him. I send my love to the Stewart family.
Lori, Maggie, and Wayne.
I've said it a million times. If you need anything I'm here especially after this all passes. Our dads we're good friends from small to big. Your dad helped my family get through the passing of not only my dad, but also my grandpa. The ono ty way right now to make this whole night mere seem okay is knowing he was welcomed with open arms from not only my dad and grandpa but so many. I used to love hearing the stories my dad would tell me about all the crazy things they would do when they we're younger. Then growing up doing things together and dance classes. Ill always cherish those memories. I won't say it will be easy but it will be okay one day. Take all the healing time you need. My heart is with all of you. Xoxo
Kendra Brooks (Mosher)
I will always treasure the time I spent with Bryan growing up on the river. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
To the Stewart family ~ Fond memories as our children went to school, played sports and grew up together. ~ "The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Eileen Elias Freeman
Your are on our minds and in our hearts, ~The Gleason's Coach Marty, Laura, James and Benjamin
Bill & Ann Parker
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength.