Michael Stewart was
born in Northern Ireland in 1959. At Belfast High
School he excelled at all sports, particularly in
rugby, captaining the 1st XV team. He studied English
Literature at Stirling University and also captained
the rugby team there. While at Stirling he was chosen
to play for the Scottish Universities team.
After graduation, Michael moved to
New York and eventually began his career in banking.
He obtained a Masters degree in Business and quickly
progressed up the ladder becoming Vice President
of Carr Futures at the time of his death.
Michael has two sons
from his first marriage. Frankie, aged 14 when
his Dad died and Eamon, aged 11 at that time. He
was engaged to his girlfriend of 5 years Kristin
and they have a son Liam, who was only 2 when he
lost his dad. An extremely committed parent, he is
sorely missed by his boys and it is a real tragedy
that he will never see them grow into adulthood.
It is testament to Michael’s
compassion and decency that no matter what dizzy
heights he achieved in his career, he always kept
his feet firmly on the ground and was a tower of
strength to his loved ones. His warmth, tolerance,
humour and caring nature will always be fondly remembered
by all those who had the honour of knowing and loving
Janet Stewart (Sister)