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J. Stuart McCormack Memorial
J. Stuart McCormack Memorial

J. Stuart McCormack

J. Stuart McCormack

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

J. Stuart McCormack, 68, passed away on August 12, 2018 at Life Care Center in Mount Vernon.

Stuart was born November 17, 1949 in Scarborough England.

He is survived by his wife Karen, the love of his life; his children; step-children; grandchildren and extended family in England and here in Washington.

Stuart had a great sense of humor and was loved by his family and many good friends.  He will be greatly missed.  CHEERS Honey, and Toodle Pip!

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8th from Noon to 3:00 pm in the hanger at the Heritage Flight Museum , 15053 Crosswinds Drive, Burlington, WA.


  • Sam McCormack

    I’m struggling with this, dad. You’ve been so far away for so much of my life that it doesn’t really feel like you’ve actually gone. At the same time I feel like I’ve been grieving your loss ever since you moved to the States when I was a little girl nearly 40 years ago.

    I remember having to run so fast to keep up with you when you walked me to school; seeing you hoist the flag on the RAF Turnhouses base when I was on the bus; watching Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em with you and laughing; trying to teach me the Bontempi organ; teaching me to swim, to ride a bike; singing with you while you played guitar.

    I remember how proud you were when I played clarinet in my first concert. You bought me a box of chocolates. Also remember how cross you were when I spent my 50p pocket money buying sweets for my friends.

    I think I’ve got my sense of humour from
    you and my love of music. And maybe my temper/stubbornness. Grandma Mc told me as a toddler you’d just sit down in the middle of the street if you were having a tantrum and refuse to move!

    We’ve had a very rocky road you and I. I wish things could have been different. I wish you could have opened up more. I wish you could have shown me that you understood what I’d been trying to tell you all my life.

    But I love you and I know you loved me.

  • James Cox

    God bless, you will be missed by your friends at See’s! You were such a kind and friendly guy.

  • Scott Hamilton

    Stuey, very sad you are gone. Your sense of humor was such a mix of dark sarcasm and British wit and you always had a way to put a smile on someone else’s face. Great respect to you as many tears are shed. We all miss you, you cheeky bugger.

  • Julie MacKenzur

    Karen- you were so blessed by your sweet husband. Even though I met you and Stuart a million years ago and haven’t seen you in awhile. I cherish the times we spent.

    He was so funny and clever. I remember some great times at your house in Mount Vernon and your beautiful wedding.

    Prayers to you and your whole family. God blessed you with the time you had with him. You will heal.

    Much love!!

  • Cora Pringle

    Stuart you will be greatly missed. I fondly remember your cheeky sense of humour and the way you used to tease me. I never called you Uncle as there was less than 3 years between us, you were more like a big brother to me when we were growing up.
    Good night and God Bless my friend. Sweet dreams.

    Love Cora xxx

  • Cora Pringle

    Stuart you will be greatly missed. I fondly remember the good times we had growing up. Your cheeky sense of humour and the way you used to tease me. I never called you Uncle with less than 3 years between us, you were more like a big brother to me.
    Good night and God Bless my friend. Sweet Dreams xxx
    Love Cora

  • Brenda Suryan Sem

    What an awesome guy! Always so sweet and always had a smile on your face. Most of all, you truly loved my friend Karen and was the best husband to her. Cheers Stuart!

  • Suzanne Hellet

    I never met Stuart, but did speak to him many times at the florist. He was kind, funny and had many stories of Karen to past along to me. May God be with you and your family Karen during your time of need.

  • Julie Abberton

    Miss your cheeky smile and good conversations. It was always nice to hear you play your 🎸. You will be so sadly missed Stuart.

    Much and blessings your neice Julie
    from England. Xxx

  • Pam Martens-Cox

    We’re so sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing; he was a kind and gentle soul, and will surely be missed. We wish to express our sincere sympathy & condolences at this time.
    Do not stand at my grave and weep, I’m not there, I do not sleep. I’m a thousand winds that blow; I’m the diamond glint on snow. I’m the sunlight on ripened grain; I’m the gentle Autumn’s rain. When you wake in the morning’s hush, I’m the swift uplifting rush, of quiet birds in circling flight. I’m the soft star that shines at night. Do no stand at my grave and cry, I’m not there, I did not die.

  • marla vance

    Stuart was a wonderful man. He always had a smile to share and was so welcoming. When you walked into a room you knew there would be some good laughs awaiting you. He was quite entertaining with his great sense of humor. He was humble and kind and never spoke unkindly about anyone. He loved Karen so much and his eyes twinkled when he looked at her!! I am honored to call myself friend to Stuart and Karen. Stuart’s illness was long and hard. Even then he kept his sense of humor and humble spirit fighting hard to be well. You will be missed Stuey.

  • Mrs DR Senior

    To a loving brother so glad I got to see you, even though we slept on different floors of the hospital. It will miss your cheeky smile and sense of humour.
    Love from your sister,
    Rose xxx

  • Tim Patterson

    Stuart, you were an incredible soul with a tremendous sense of humor and a great colleague to work with. Sorry to see you are gone but am sure your in a great place and at Peace.

  • Mindi Fatigate

    So sorry Karen. Stuart and I had some great laughs at the flower shop. The two of you were amazing friends and helped me get through some very tough times. He’ll be greatly missed.
    Love you!
    Mindi aka the Work Wife

  • Darla R.

    Gonna miss you stuart. Good memories at the floral shop. Love and hugs to you karen.

  • Larrian Eagan

    Stuey ……..I have been honored to be your friend. We had some good fun. Not the least of which was your wedding eve and wedding day.

    Farewell my friend ❤️
    “Maid Marian”