John P Stewart
10th July 1934 - 09th January 2013
The Stewart family regret to announce the very sad news that our dear Dad John, the founder and Web master of Old Leither passed away on the 9th January after a short illness. We would like to thank everyone for their amazing words of kindness and genuine love for our Dad. We do take a lot of comfort that although Dad is gone, his legacy will live on for a long time to come.
Below is an Ode penned by fellow 'Old Leither' Peter Seller which pretty much sums Dad up.
RIP in peace Dad, Granda, brother and friend to many from all your friends and family xxxx
John with his beloved Olive.
An Ode to John Stewart
John Stewart was `Old Leithers voice as the spider was to Bruce.
And if our views got out of hand, he'd quietly call a truce.
Our Lord with powers far beyond the human realm of hope.
Gave each of us, his minions, a vision of his scope.
He first made John a `Leither' for which we`re truly blessed.
Old `Sunny Leith' John loved so much all Leithers will confess.
His yarns were like a `sharmans' tale which live forever and anon.
And although the Lord has called him home, let his love of Leith go on.
So now it`s time to pay respect and say adieu to John.
"Good Night" old son you will be missed but your memory will live on