Stewart Rawlings

Rawlings, (David) Stewart passed away January 19th, 2021, peacefully at home with loving family by his side. He was born November 9th, 1942 in Chatham to the late Frank Rawlings and Bessie (Jarrell-Coneybeare).

At a very young age his career began by assisting in the family trucking business, Rawlings Transport, before becoming an accomplished oil and gas driller. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, George Harland Rawlings and father Frank Rawlings.

Rawlings Drilling Company was a pioneer in oil and gas exploration, being one of the largest operations in South Western Ontario. At the close of that era, Stewart became the owner-operator of Stewart Services Company. This business included operating cranes, millwrighting, welding and fabricating.

 

 

 

 

 

In his later years, Stew enjoyed photography, boating, fishing with his grandson Colin, long drives, antiquing, producing stained glass window hangings and socializing with his many acquaintances. He would not turn down the offer of a cold beer.

He is survived by his wife, Edwinna R. Rawlings (Smith) and feline friend Shadow.

He is also survived by his sons Jeff Rawlings (Victoria) and Scott Rawlings (Heidee), his grandchildren Colin and Ashlee, his sister Cathy Tiffin (Shawn) and his brother-in-law Robert Smith (Diane predeceased 2011) of Wheatley. Stewart is predeceased by his brother Michael Rawlings (2019) (Marcia). As he wished, cremation has taken place. Internment will be in the family plot in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

The family would like to thank the brief but amazing support of the South West LHIN, and especially the VON nurse, Mary Beth Cadotte. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

A family celebration of life will take place at a later date.

 

80 Comments on “Stewart Rawlings”

  1. So sorry for your loss, Edwinna. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Hugs to you. ❤️

  2. My condolences to you Edwinna. Thoughts and prayers to you and the boys. Cherish the memories and hold them close to your heart forever <3

  3. Dave and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of Stewart.
    Be strong. Prayers to you and your family.

  4. Edwinna and family

    We were sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Judy and Brian Chambers

  5. Edwinna, I am so sorry for your loss and extend sincere sympathy to you and your family. Hope you will stop by soon.

    Pat (Burrows) Bélanger

  6. Edwinna and family, San and I offer you our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

    George and Sandy Sims

  7. Sending love and heartfelt hugs with deepest sympathies, and keeping the entire Rawlings family close in heart and thought. May fond memories of days- gone-by bring you comfort on your grief journey. ♡♡♡
    Lori-Anne Lucier & Dave Williams
    Page, Keith & Hazel
    Emma-Tyme & Sara

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your husband, father, and Grandfather.

    God bless Joyce Payne-Guerin and Bill

  9. Edwinna: My sincere condolences to you and to all of your family in the sad loss of Stew.

    Bev Whitelaw

  10. Deepest Sympathy to the family of Stewart Rawlings. He will be missed by all who knew him. Praying for the Good Lord to grant His love, peace & comfort to all, in their time of sorrow & grief, of the passing on to Glory, for Stewart. Rest in Peace my friend for you have been called,to your eternal home with Christ Jesus.

  11. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your,husband, father, grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  12. Edwinna: My Deepest Sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    Lou Lucier

  13. We are so sorry for your loss Edwinna. I know this will be a difficult for you and your family especially during Covid when you can’t get together with your family and friends.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and I will plant a tree in his memory in the Spring in the Memorial Garden.
    Anne and Dave

  14. Edwinna and family so sorry for the loss of Stewart, may you find comfort in your memories in the days ahead

  15. Edwinna

    “May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of your loss.

  16. My sincerest condolences to you Edwinna, and to your family. Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Sandy Rizzetto

  17. So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing Edwinna. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Love, prayers and hugs.

  18. Scott, Our sincere condolences on the death of your father. May he Rest In Peace. Give our best wishes to your mom and brother and family. You take care.

  19. Edwinna and family:
    Stewart was surely a good neighbour to us. We’ll miss seeing him in the garage or cutting the grass.
    We’ll continue to pray for all of you in the days ahead.
    Pete and Betty DuChene

  20. Edwinna and family,
    Please accept my sincere sympathies .
    Cherish your precious memories.
    Thinking of you all.
    Sincerely, your cousin,
    Brenda.

  21. condolences to you Edwinna and your family may all the good memories stay fresh and think of them often. Betty an d Al Thain

  22. We are very sorry for your loss Edwinna. I have many happy memories of Stu when we were friends long ago.

  23. We are very sorry for your loss Edwinna. Our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Keeping you close in heart.
    Richard and Claudette Lenover

  24. Sincerest condolences to you Edwinna and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Hugs

  25. Sending our sincere sympathy in Stewart’s passing. Hugs and prayers for the difficult and different days ahead. Jane and Brian Wright

  26. Edwinna & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. It is a difficult time at best and more difficult during covid. Hope you get the support and love you deserve. Bonnie & Murray Jinks

  27. Dear Edwinna and family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Stewart. What a full and blessed life he had! Hugs to all of you.
    Nancy Kelly

  28. Dear Edwinna
    Our deepest condolences for you and the family on the loss of Stew, keeping you in my heart and prayers.
    Liz and Doug English

  29. Each time I drive by your home i think of thepleasant times i have been there. We were saddened to hear of your husband’s passing ,please know that you and your family will be in our prayers. Take care.Edwinna.

  30. Each time I drive by your home Ithink of our pleasant times together. W e were saddened to hear of Stew’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts .Take care Edwinna.

  31. My deepest sympathy on your loss.my dad and me worked for Frank and stew had a lot of good times with stew he always had a smile on his face always a friend at work.he was a great truck driver worked hard .it was no small task looking after six drilling rigs.no matter when we met it was just like always big smile and talking about the old days.will be missed by me

  32. Edwinna and Family – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My sincere condolences to the entire family. This is such a horrible time already and to lose a true loved one makes it even more difficult. Take one day at a time. Find one thing each day that makes you smile and hold that thought. Hugs to you all.

  33. Edwinna – we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We wish you good memories and strength for the days ahead.

  34. Edwinna and family, we were sorry to hear of your loss.. Our thoughts are with you and your family, may memories help you at this time.
    Sincerely, Larry & Linda Lahey

  35. To the Mike Rawlings Family

    Sorry for the loss of your brother.

    Grant Marlatt & Pat Tiffin

  36. Edwinna, Jeff, Scott and family we are so very sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You are all in our prayers.
    Sincerely—Gini and Gladys Martin

  37. Edwinna, Jeff, Scott and family we are so very sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You are all in our prayers.
    Sincerely—Gini and Gladys Martin

  38. Edwinna, we are is sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Glen and Jean Powers

  39. Edwinna, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

    Michael and Anthony Smith

  40. Edwinna, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. May the thoughts and prayers of your friends help to give you comfort and peace. We certainly are thinking of you and your family.
    Sue Preston

  41. Dear Edwinna and Family.
    I am so very sorry to read in the St Andrew’s email, “Remembering Loved Ones” the passing of Stu.
    With fond memories, My family and yours go way back as neighbours on Highland Drive.

    We send our Sincerest of Condolences to you all!
    Robert and Karen (Shuttleworth) Herman

  42. Dear Edwinna and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Stu’s passing. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. May his memories bring you strength and comfort.
    Sincerely,
    Shirley Takahashi

  43. we are so sorry to hear of stew,s passing, he was always smiling when we met him, be well edwinna

  44. So very sorry to hear about Stew’s passing. He was such a wonderful man to work with when we were at KSR in Ridgetown. I enjoyed his dry sense of humour and then that belly chuckle! My condolences to his family at this time.

  45. Thinking of you at this time, Edwinna. Deepest sympathies and sending you a virtual hug.

  46. Edwinna, we were very sorry to hear about the passing of Stu. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jim & Janet Wilcox

  47. My sincerest condolences to you and to your family, Edwinna. May your happy memories of the time spent together bring you strength and comfort.

  48. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Stew. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  49. My dad was a well driller his name was Charlie Warren and I remember him talking about the Rawlings lm Bill Warren and lm 80 years old sorry for your loss

  50. Edwinna,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Thinking of you at this very difficult time and sending sincere condolences.

  51. Edwinna we are sorry of learning about Stewart’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  52. Edwinna & family,
    Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Memories that you cherish will bring smiles and warm your hearts.

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