The Rev. Mr. Ian J. Stewart, a former MACUCC minister, died peacefully on Thursday. Aug. 8, 2013 surrounded by family, while under hospice care in Portland, Maine. He was the father of The Rev. Mr. Marc Stewart, Conference Minister of Montana-Northern Wyoming UCC Conference and Partnership. He also leaves behind his wife and two other sons.
Rev. Stewart had served churches in Gray, Maine (1968-1972), Boston Seaman's Friend Society (1972-1978), Banstead URC in Surrey UK (1979-1984) and Lakeville UCC in Massachusetts (1984-1998), and various interims in Maine. He graduated from Bangor Seminary in 1968. Prior to that time he had been a Master Mariner in the British Merchant Marines.
Rev. Stewart had a great faith and a gentle spirit. He will be missed by many for his gentle and calming presence.
A memorial service took place at First Parish Church UCC in Saco, Maine on Saturday, September 7, at 11:00am.