Stuart John Jobson

October 5, 2012 26 Condolences Print Obituary

August 26, 1945 - September 29, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Stuart Jobson announces his passing at home in Edmonton, at the age of 67.

Stuart is survived by his loving wife, Mariann (nee) Spannier, their children: Dwayne (Suzanne), Dean (Crystal), Lori (Pat) Stevens; their grandsons Tanner, Zane and Brandon, and his only sister Joan (Ron) Spannier. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Violet Jobson.

Stuart was born in Regina and was raised on the family farm in Fort Qu’Appelle. He married Mariann, his high school sweet heart on Oct 9, 1965. Upon his father’s passing they took over the family farm and raised 3 children and found the time to drive school bus, work as a mechanic, and help out friends and neighbors when called upon. Loving the farm life, Stu couldn’t wait to finish harvest and begin hunting in the fall, putting on endless miles with buddies and sons, rifle in hand. Stuart was an excellent marksman and found success in competitive trapshooting, both locally and internationally. After 17 years of farming and a tour of custom harvesting through the USA, they started a new career in the hotel business that included stops in Wynyard, Guernsey, Regina, and Rocanville. With Stu’s engaging personality and willingness to chat, he thrived in this environment and made many lifelong friends along the way. With their children gone, they decided on another adventure and went long haul trucking together. They travelled all through Canada and the US leaving no province or state untraveled. Stu drove his tractor with great skill and maintained a perfect safety record until his retirement from the road. In addition to working hard in these careers, their yearly Hawaiian vacations together were truly cherished.

Stu will always be remembered as a big strong man with an even bigger heart. He was a strong believer of honesty, fairness, integrity and of doing things the right way. He had a very generous spirit that never liked to see anyone go without and was always willing to help someone in need. Dad always said that time stops for no one… He leaves behind a huge void in our lives and will be greatly missed; but never forgotten.

At Stuart’s request, no funeral will be held but a private family celebration was held on October 4, 2012 in Edmonton.

  1. Dear Mariann,
    I was so sorry to read of Stuart’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family and to Joan and Ron.
    Thinking of you.


  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Dwayne.
    I have thought of you often over the years and wondered how you are doing – it’s been many, many years since you worked with Davies Drilling.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

  4. What a beautiful description of Stu and only scratched the surface of a person with an enormouly generous and kind heart. He made this world a much better place. He will be missed greatly. Live to you all.

    Jayne, Odin, Jazzy & Fayth

  5. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time,also. And even though it is such a sad time,for you all,try to focus on the fun times you had with Stew. Our deepest sympathy does out to you, all at this time,Marianne,and family. Sincerely Maxcine Pickering & TonyMuggli.

  6. Dear Mariann& Family;

    Our smypathy ,goes out to you, Mariann and family,at this time of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers,are with you. Blessings Maxcine & Tony.

  7. Our deepest sympathy in your great loss Maryanne of Stu . from your Rocanville friends .We are sadden to hear of his passing you are in our thoughts an prayers . Hugs to you an your family

  8. Dearest Marianne and families;
    We, like you, are really shocked to think of Stuart’s sudden passing. Old friends just don’t leave your heart and mind–the warm pleasant memories simply stay there. You were such nice neighbors to us out there in Springbrook.

    Please accept our heartfelt wishes in these hard days.

    Our sincerest love and care.

  9. Mariann and Family:
    I have many fond memories of Stuart, so dear to our family, I am thinking of you, and of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this time.

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

  11. Dear Mariann and family

    Sorry to hear about Stu’s passing. Many memories come to mind as both high school friends and adult life in and a round the Fort with you and Stuie. From football to high school dances to cruising around the valley on weekends to helping stu on the farm. There were many “adventures” and lots of laughter on many occassion. Those were great times! Life’s ups and downs are many, but there was something special about high school times. I will be talking to Hank and Ross and a few others via the net and I am sure we will all have “stories” about Stu and us to share with each other.

    Take care


  12. Thinking of you all. Stu was one of my first bosses and he was a great guy. Sorry for your loss.

  13. So sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. On receiving the news my thoughts immediately recalled the Fort Qu’ Appelle days and all the
    good times I had with Stuart when we were kids on the farm and
    later when we used to cruise the streets in his old car ( I think it
    was a Mercury] Even though I have not seen Stuart for many years
    I still recall hm as part of our special group that we had in the 60’s
    in Fort Qu’ Appelle

  14. Stu was all you described and more. It was always fun to be with Stu, we were always doing fun things…..eating, drinking, talking! He loved life and loved to have a good time with those around him. We’re sure gonna miss him! Bryan loved cooking a big breakfast for him 🙂 We will continue to remember the good times, the fun times and all the laughs, that way he will be with us forever.
    Love Bryan, Twyla, Owen and Lily

  15. Our Sympathy’s in your loss of husband,father,grand-father.
    Memories will keep Stuart in your heart and mind.
    Take care .Mariann and Family

  16. Sorry to learn of your loss Mariann and family….I enjoyed the visits with him in Wynyard and later on in life at different truck stops….. thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  17. Mariann,
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time, it seems like just moments in time since you, Stuart and I were in high school together, and as I’m thinking of you I think of the many good memories we have. Take care, Mariann – pass on my condolences to your family. I know Stuart will be missed by you all

  18. Mariann, Dwayne, Dean, Lori and Family,

    So Sorry to hear about Stu. It has been years but still have fond memories of visits to the farm and at the lake when we were kids. He was larger than life and will be missed.

    Thinking of you guys at this tough time

  19. Mariann, Dwayne, Dean, Lori, & families…

    So sorry to hear of Stu’s passing. I fondly remember the great times I experienced with all of you in Wynyard and at the cottage. May your cherished memories carry you all through this very difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you .

    Scot & Glenda

  20. Dear Mariann, Dwayne, Dean, Lori, Joan and Ron

    Thinking of all of you as you work towards some peace and calm from the shock of Stuart’s passing and wishing there were words that would come more easily to express our sincere sympathy.

    We are very thankful for all the fun memories of Stu from the ‘Fort’ days, our get-togethers in Hawaii and many, many long distance chats on the ‘phone.

    Our prayers are with you, Love Colleen and Neil

  21. Dear Marianne, Dwayne. Dean, Lori and grandchildren

    So sorry to hear of Stuart’s sudden passing.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories over the years strengthen you and keep you .
    Take care
    Kick and Cathy

  22. Dear Mariann,
    I am so sorry to hear about Stu’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you, Brandon and your famlies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Adam, Grace, Josh & Viola

  23. Dear Mariann and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Mariann and family,
    It was with sincere sadness that we heard of the passing of Stu. He was a great man with a giving heart and a warm smile who will be missed by many. Our heartfelt condolences to your entire family.

    Dion & Barb McGrath

  25. the card you sent when you and Stu were on the road still holds memories
    looks like Stu had lots of adventures in his life and is still sharing it with all on the other side God bless

  26. Mariann, Brandon and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your husbands/fathers passing. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Take care of yourselves and cherish each other-
    Your friend Essie

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