Dr. Winston G. Stewart ’48

Dr. Winston G. Stewart ’48 died June 22, 2012, in Bar Harbor. He was born on February 10, 1924, in Barre, Vt., and prepared for college at Southwest Harbor (Maine) High School. At the end of his junior year, at the age of 17, he joined the Army Air Forces to fight in World War II, where he served as a flight officer. After his discharge, he enrolled at Bowdoin, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and graduated cum laude. He went on to earn a medical degree from McGill University in 1951. He served on an ice breaker off Greenland as a medical officer in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Dr. Nancy Barbara Heron on July 3, 1953, and together they opened a medical practice in Fitchburg, Mass. They later moved to Mount Desert Island and started the Medical Associates of Mount Desert Island. He was the designing architect for what is now the emergency room of Mount Desert Island Hospital and was one of the founders of the College of the Atlantic. He fought for many progressive causes, including a woman’s right to choose and the state’s adoption of the Civil Liberties Union Statutes. He retired from medical practice in 1988. An avid supporter of the arts, he opened his home to performers of the Bar Harbor Festival and donated musical instruments to exchange students, some of whom would go on to become professional musicians. In 1991, he and his wife, along with their son, purchased Hinckley’s Dreamwood Cottages. A man of many talents, he was an accomplished oil and watercolor painter and bass guitarist. A year after he and his family moved back to Mount Desert Island, he learned to weave a rug and purchased a sewing machine so he could make clothes for everyone in the family. He is survived by son Jonathan Stewart; daughters Vangi and Laurel Stewart; and two grandsons. He was predeceased in 2000 by his wife of 47 years, Dr. Nancy Barbara Heron, and a sister, Jeannie Stewart, in 2003. obituaries Obits.

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