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Stuart Roland Killen

January 5, 1937 — May 22, 2024

Stuart Roland Killen passed peacefully on May 22, 2024 at the Valley Regional Hospital in the presence of loved ones after a courageous battle with dementia. Stuart was born in Moncton, NB on January 5, 1937 and later moved to Sydney, Cape Breton. Early in his career he worked for Indian Affairs. Later he was actively involved in the Mi’kmaw community and played a significant role in researching and advocating for treaty rights through his role with the Nova Scotia Union of Indians. Stuart was also a highly respected Sensei in the Uechi-Ryu karate community having achieved his 9 th degree blackbelt under Grand Master Sensei Jim Maloney. In addition, he was an avid runner and exercise enthusiast and competed in triathlons and many marathons, including several Boston Marathons. Anyone who knew Stuart knew he was a “bird on a wire”- always on the move and ready for a new adventure. Life experiences brought him to Florida, Vancouver and Shalalth, BC where he was made an Honorary Band Member into the Seton Lake First Nations. His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is survived by his three children through Sarah; Susan (George) Stevens of Manitoba, Richard of Ontario and Robyn (Don) Maillet of Kentville, as well as his sister Marilyn (Marnie)Clements of Sydney. Stuart was an extraordinary Papa who loved spending time and visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout the years and will be missed dearly by his grandchildren; Melanie, Christopher, Jason, Tessa, and Jane in addition to his great grandchildren; Addison, Sye, Renee and Lonnie. He is predeceased by his parents Ruth and Fred Killen.

Arrangements for creation have been entrusted to Forest Haven Memorial Gardens where online condolences can be made. There will be a Celebration of life at a later date.
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