STEWART, James Alan Macnab, 84, of Bronxville, NY on October 6, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Saunders; daughter, Hillary Penfield; son, Andrew Macnab and daughter-in-law Suzie Pelissier; and two grandchildren, Lucinda and Bennett Stewart.
A native Canadian, Mr. Stewart graduated from Trinity College School and attended the University of Toronto where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He made his home in Toronto, becoming a respected investment banker there. After marrying and starting a family, his work in the financial world brought him to England in 1968 where he opened the London office of McLeod Young Weir. After a brief return to Toronto, Mr. Stewart moved to the New York office of McLeod in 1975 and the Stewart family settled into a life in Bronxville, where he became an active member of the community. The beneficiaries of his interests were the Reformed Church of Bronxville, where he served on Consistory; Gramatan Village, of which he was one of the founders; and the boards of Siwanoy Country Club, the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health and The Counseling Center of Westchester County. Following his career in investment banking, Mr. Stewart developed a successful business as a capital investment consultant while serving on the board of his family’s business, The Stewart Group. A Canadian through and through, Mr. Stewart was a lifetime member of the Toronto Golf Club and a former member of the Badminton & Racquet Club. Beloved not only for his enthusiasm but also for his focused attention, his ability to turn abstraction into action, and his Scottish wit, his summers were filled with high-spirited rounds of golf and frequent visits to the treasured family island at Nares Inlet in Ontario. “Geezer Bridge”, book club, travel with his wife, children and grandchildren added joy and energy to his later years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 12, 3:30pm at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road, with a reception to follow at Siwanoy Country Club. Donations may be made in his memory to Gramatan Village, Bronxville (www.gramatan village.org) or The Reformed Church of Bronxville, Lee Corbett Fund.