Salmonbellie Bob Sewart Passes Away

Robert (Bob) Stewart (Burnaby, BC) – Bob has devoted over 60 years to lacrosse as a player, coach, manager, general manger and team executive member in minor lacrosse to the Western Lacrosse Association. Stewart started his lacrosse career in 1947 in North Burnaby when Val Roche first put a wooden lacrosse stick in his hands. He played for the PNE Indians/Mount Pleasant Legion Junior teams from 1954-1956 winning three BC Championships and two Minto Cups in 1954 and 1956. Stewart got his first taste of coaching youth teams at Vancouver’s Renfrew Box before coaching teams in South Burnaby in the early 1970’s. Bob was lured back to lacrosse in 1986 to join the Junior ‘Bellies as the General Manager and held that post until 1992. In 1993, he accepted a new challenge with the Senior Salmonbellies as GM until 1996, but remained active with the Senior ‘Bellies for many years after. Stewart has provided leadership at the team and league levels over the past half century and offered his experience and knowledge to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame