Stewart MONK

Obituary of Stewart Calder MONK

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Stewart Calder Monk
July 26, 1953 – January 7, 2024

Stewart is survived by his loving partner Patty Lambertus and fondly remembered by the Lambertus family.


He was predeceased by his loving mother Lena, Aunt Margaret and the Stewart Family.


Stewart was born and raised in the Scarborough area. He was one of a kind. The most loyal son, partner and friend.


The first 25 years of his life was devoted to music and he graduated with a BMus from the University of Toronto. After years of dedicated training he was ready to embark on his musical career when he discovered figure skating and he never looked back. In true Stewart fashion, he dove into skating lessons, sat on executive boards, mentored under famed coach Wally Diestelmeyer, trained as a judge, researched the sport tirelessly and then started coaching professionally.


He met Patty on the ice in Orangeville and she remains shocked and amazed at his talents, accomplishments and idealism. Together they created the Ice Excellence Coaching Team and Dufferin-Peel Skating Club at Teen Ranch Ice Corral where generations of skaters and coaches pursue the sport in a supportive team environment.


Stewart also managed the Mono Plaza Bingo for many years enabling funding for figure skating and many local service organizations.


Stewart faced many health challenges in his later years due to type 1 diabetes. We are grateful to all of his healthcare professionals, but gives special thanks to Dr. Brian Wilson and June, Saint Elizabeth Health Care (Nurse Mandy), Closing The Gap's caring PSWs and Marshall, whose skill and dedication made it possible for Stewart to remain at home with us.


Big thanks to family friend Monica who regularly visited Stewart and kept his hair looking great.


Stewart always had a sparkle in his eye and a nod for Monica.


Stewart was a reader, a researcher, a builder, a teacher and a dreamer. He wanted to be so many things and seemed to be always racing against time, but now he will rest.


There will be no visitation or service as per our families wishes.


Donations in Stewart's memory can be made to Teen Ranch, Caledon by etransfer to or if receipts required to Teen Ranch Ministries at


Online condolences can be made at


In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc., has been given the honour to serve the Monk and Lambertus families.

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