BEGG, Stuart Alexander

June 14, 1941 – November 8, 2021

Stuart was born in Kamloops B.C. on June 14, 1941 to Marjory and Alexander Begg. In 1950 Stuart moved with his family to Merritt, B.C. It was here that he met and married Margaret Tingle in 1962. Stu and Margaret were blessed with 2 children while living in B.C. In 1973, employment prospects lured the young family to Cochrane and he spent his working life specializing in the sawmill and pipemill industries as well as at Nova Chemical. In his retirement years, Stu and Margaret enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona where many cherished friendships were made. Many summers back in Canada were spent working at Dinosaur RV Park in Drumheller where he enjoyed staying active and socializing with the many guests. 

Stuart definitely was a family man. In their early years, Stu took the kids on many fishing, camping, skiing and family trips where many great memories were made. Later, when his grandson Alex came along he continued to share many good times fishing in Campbell River, summers spent at Shuswap and golfing in Yuma. Stu truly enjoyed raising his children and that enjoyment was enhanced with the arrival of his grandson Alex! Stu was an avid supporter of all things Alex and made a positive and lasting impression on his grandson. Just when it seemed that the “apple of his eye” could not be any sweeter, along came Stu’s great granddaughter Lily. This little girl had her Pa wrapped squarely around her little fingers and both of them loved it. Lily made her Pa’s face light up! The bonds he shared with his own kids only grew as Alex and then Lily joined his family.

In his early years Stu was a member of the Lions Club in Cochrane and later was a member of the Cochrane Legion where he enjoyed playing poker. Saturday nights were “Guys’ Night” spent at Darren and Alex’s watching the UFC fights and eating homemade ribs or whatever the boys had made as the “house special” for that evening. Anytime spent with family and friends sharing stories and laughter was where you would find him.  

Stu leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Margaret (Tingle), daughter Cindy (Dave), his son Darren, grandson Alex and great granddaughter Lily, sister Sydney Turmel of Merritt, B.C., brother Dennis (Sandy) of Vauxhall, AB as well as numerous relatives and dear lifelong friends. Stu was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Ted Begg, sisters Connie Britch and Sandra Moyes.

Stuart was a very kind man, always willing to help others and remembered for his sparkling eyes and easy laughter and teasing. He was a very warm man with arms that would envelop you in the most loving bear hugs. He leaves a void that will never be filled! 

Dad, you will be missed immeasurably and never forgotten.  We love you!

A Celebration of Life will be held November 15, 2021, 2:00pm at Cochrane Legion Branch #15, 114 Fifth Ave., Cochrane, Alberta. Covid rules will be in effect with double vaccination or a test within 72 hours needed. In Stuart’s memory, donations would be gratefully accepted to the The Alberta Lung Association –

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – – 403-932-1039

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  1. On November 12, 2021 at 9:32 am Gloria Johnson Said:

    Sending my sincere condolences to Margaret, Cindy, Darren, Alex and Lily.

  2. On November 14, 2021 at 12:12 am Dan & Aimee Schlosser Said:

    So many wonderful memories of Uncle Stuart. He always had a smile on his face every time I saw him. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Love from
    Dan,Aimee & family

  3. On November 14, 2021 at 11:28 am Jeff and Debbie O’Rourke Said:

    Tears and confolences to both family and friends on Uncle Stuart’s passing. But a freedom from the pain and illness that he has had to endure and overcome, will provide some relief to many, knowing that he is now beyond that. The lives he touched are many. The love he shared, will never be forgotten. I know his sisters, brother and parents will have received him with open arms and welcomed him home. My love to Aunt Marg, Cindy and Dave, Darren, and Alex and Lily ….I feel your loss, and wish I could be with you. ✨✨

  4. On November 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm Julie Hofer Said:

    Cindy, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away and send our deepest condolences to you and your family as well as your Mom and Darren. Please know our thoughts are with you all.
    Julie and Joe Hofer
    Shirley Helmig