Stewart Jackson Ainsworth

13/07/1943 - 02/10/2021


Obituary For Stewart Jackson Ainsworth

July 13, 1943 – October 2, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family share the passing of Stewart Jackson Ainsworth.

Stewart was a devoted husband to Doreen and father to Greg (Tracey), Donna (Larry Arthur), and Grant (Claire). He will be profoundly missed by his grandchildren Jade, Shaylyn, Lindsay, Carson and Jace. Stewart is also survived by his brothers Marvin and Max Ainsworth.

Stewart was born in Rimbey to Kelsa and Ruby Ainsworth. His love for farming and cattle began at a young age and grew from there. He was a lifelong rancher who took great pride in his family and farm. He worked hard for many years to create a ranch name and quality cattle that fit his very strict specifications! He instilled that same work ethic and pride in his children and grandchildren, which will live on for generations.

Stewart grew up in Byemoor, Alberta and married Doreen in 1967. At that time he worked for the Lacombe AI unit, AI’d cattle at the Bull Pound Community pasture and surrounding area, as well as starting their own cattle herd at the same time. In 1977, Stewart and Doreen moved the family North to Mayerthorpe and established Lazy S Ranch. Over the years, Stewart, Doreen and the family developed a quality purebred Simmental herd and had their first Lazy S Bull Sale in 1969. Stewart was extremely proud of the bull sales that have continued on now for over 50 years. He really enjoyed the friendships he made through the cattle industry…. delivering bulls and getting to know other ranchers across Canada.

Family was always very important to Stewart. There was always time for family fun in things like 4H and team penning, but there was also still work to do! Even if the kids came home late, Stewart always made sure they were up and put to work right away… the cattle came before sleep! In the later years, he still impressed that work ethic on his grandchildren, who he was so proud of and loved deeply.

A Private Celebration of Stewart’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Mayerthorpe, AB, with Reverend Ruth Lotholz officiating. Friends are invited to view a recording of the Celebration which will be available on Saturday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. Please visit then select “Webcasting” from Stewart Ainsworth’s Book of Memories, on the left side of his page.

If you so wish, memorial donations in Stewart’s name can be made to the Young Canadian Simmental Association. #13, 4101-19 St NE Calgary, AB, T2E 7C4. 403-250-7979.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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  • 22/04/2022

    Very sorry to learn of Stewart passing away. I went to Vermillion Agricultural College in 1967 in the A.I. course. I knew Stewart and his brothers form growing up in the Delia/Byemoor area. A good and a gentleman. Ian Morrison, Delia AB.

  • 20/10/2021

    So sad to see the passing of Stewart our thoughts are with you and family Wendy & Lee 130 Mile Ranch

  • 19/10/2021

    We are devastated to hear of Stewart's passing! Grant has been sharing lots of memories, and we even had a giggle or two about some times /adventures you all had! Stew will be dearly missed by many, including Grant and I! Sending our love and a big hugs, from Grant and Betty McKay

  • 18/10/2021

    Our sincere sympathy to All of Stewart's Family. Doreen, this has been an especially tough time for you. I remember so well the delicious hot chocolate that each of your and Stewart's Mom made for fun skating times when we were kids. Thinking of you. Grace and Karl

  • 14/10/2021

    Our condolences to Doreen & family. Stewart was a great family man.

  • 13/10/2021

    We are sorry to hear about Stewart and want to send to all of you our heartfelt sorrow and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Stewart greatly, along with many many others. Morley

  • 12/10/2021

    Doreen and Families Sorry to here the passing of Stewart. A former Neighbour of ours at Sangudo and a great friend to Gordon and Yvonne Walker. Stewart will be missed by so many take care. -Vince, Heather and Gordon Walker

  • 11/10/2021

    Sorry to hear of Stewart's passing, our deepest condolences Doreen and your family, Gordon & Denise Nitschke

  • 08/10/2021

    Had many a conversation in cattle barns...sorry to the whole family for this condolences.. Valerie Pullishy (Bomber)

  • 08/10/2021

    My deepest compassion on the loss of Stewart, an honorable and respected man. Brenda Schoepp

  • 06/10/2021

    Condolences to Doreen and family from us all. Always enjoyed our visits with Stewart and the time I spent on the CSA board with him. Bonnie & Miles Glasman & family

  • 06/10/2021

    Sympathy to Doreen and family! We truly felt he was an amazing mentor in the simmental breed ...from Dave and Marnee from Bonchuk Farms

  • 06/10/2021

    Condolences to Doreen & family. Brad Shuck

  • 06/10/2021

    This is a shocker! This is not a good day! Our thoughts go out to Doreen, and the entire Ainsworth Family!!! Stewart was "Salt of the Earth"! A leader in every thing he did! Stewart will always be remembered, never forgotten. Stewart will live on, thru his Children and Grand Children! Gord & Ev Satermo

  • 06/10/2021

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Danny and I had alot of fun working and playing with the Ainsworth Family.

  • 05/10/2021

    We are so sorry to hear about Stewart. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Doreen & family

  • 05/10/2021

    Growing up just down the road; we got to know you guys so well. Stu was always an jovial and happy guy, who knew how to work hard. We would often see him out in the yard or in a tractor pulling his weight. He will be deeply missed on Padstow Road.

  • 05/10/2021

    A great husband, father and grandad. A very caring brother in law to me and my boys. He will be missed. Terry Ainsworth

  • 05/10/2021

    Doreen and family: We are very sorry for the loss of Stewart. We are thinking of all of you at this time. Shelley and Owen Knott

  • 05/10/2021

    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Stuart was such a fine man. Please know that our sympathies are with you all in this sad time. God Bless you all. Love and hugs from the Tim Sullivan family.

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