Railway Historian Ron Stewien Died This Morning

 
  JohnStewien Beginner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Ron Stewien, the author of multiple railway history books, died suddenly a few hours ago at his home. He was walking into the bedroom when he collapsed. We don't for certain at this point but it looked like he had a stroke or a heart attack. He is survived by his wife Maureen, and his 2 adult children John and Elizabeth. The wheels have been set in motion with regards to utilising his unpublished work.

He was a man of many gifts and it was inevitable that he would die with some things left unfinished.

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  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
So sad to hear this and my sincerest condolences to his family at this time. A great engineer and a great historian as well. Vale Ron Stewien.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Very sad to hear, love his books & work that he's put in. Vale Ron Stewien.
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
Thank you very much for letting us know, and sincere condolences to the family.
I, like many others, have copies of most, if not all, of his railway books and always found them very informative and well researched.
It is good that you are prepared to make sure any unpublished works and research is made available to others to use.

RIP Ron Stewien
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Ron has left us a great legacy of historical data from one who was both informed and an enthusiast.

Thank you Ron!

I join others in expressing my sympathy to his family and close friends mourning his sudden departure.

Ian
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Thanks for that John I will pass it on if you don't mind to others that are on my railway site and also to those at the NRM as well that do not know.
  JohnStewien Beginner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Thanks David, I don't mind, we are expecting a lot of railway people. Just noticed I somehow typed September, it should be 21st August, this Wednesday. As listed here http://www.centennialpark.org/deceased-search/upcoming-services.html
  JohnStewien Beginner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
The funeral will be at 11:30 am on Wednesday 21st August at the Heysen Chapel Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Road Pasadena. There is seating for up to 500  people, so all are welcome.

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