(DR ARTHUR STEWART)
Dr Arthur Stewart Weston, intrepid explorer, nature lover, conservationist, botanist, beloved by and friend to many left us on 10th July 2019. He leaves behind his spouse Naomi, daughter Nani and Grandchildren Eli and his wife Hiromi and their children James and Mae, his Grandchildren Jeremy and Emily and her son Oliver. For the date of the Memorial, please contact Naomi.
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Farewell dear Arthur. I only knew Arthur in the last 12 years of his life when I worked with him on botanical surveys. His kind and gentle approach to life, his generosity and his quirky humour often chased the blues away when I was feeling low. I learnt a lot from him about resilience and trust in the good. He made a terrific contribution to botany in WA - this wonderful place nurtured his sense of adventure and discovery and he loved it and was forever, delightfully curious. My condolences to his family - he was a unique and good man.
Arthur, my grandfather, is sorely missed. His love of nature and timeless patience for people has been, and continues to be, a real inspiration. May humanity and plants continue to benefit from the legacy he has left behind.
Though it was expected; even so, it is saddening. But...a peaceful, gentle painless way to leave!
I'll always remember Arthur as I last saw him: A large, fit man with a full head of white hair and well-trimmed full beard, amiably talking with everyone he met; especially for an hour with the Yellowstone Park Ranger, discussing hiking and places to camp in the back-country, and then inviting him to visit if he ever came to Australia.
Brother Arthur: A truly honest, principled, caring, compassionate man of character, with personal magnetism and charisma--in the good sense--that drew people to him; a man who would help and lift up people whenever he could--not hinder them or put them down.
I'm glad that after having rheumatic fever as a child, he was able to mostly live the life he wanted to live, live by his values and do what he wanted and loved to do--he early-on chose his life work well and enjoyed it!
Though I was with him only once in the past 40+ years and did not hear from him all that much, it was still a comfort to know he was still on the same planet as I was.
Peace be with him. And Peace be with us who had the good fortune to know and love him and have him here with us for so long--for this I am grateful!
Still...I will miss him not being here; but he will still be, as he always has been, in my heart--with memories popping out every now and then!
David (Arthur's kid brother)
One of life's true gentlemen and a font of wisdom to all who worked with him.
Rest in peace Arthur.
Our love goes out to Naomi as she mourns the passing of Arthur. Pauline Lewis, Patsy Roche and her Sister Yvonne Paterson share many wonderful memories of local, interstate and overseas treks made so special by Arthur's expertise and planning.
May he Rest in Peace
In recognition of the life of our great and generous friend and fearless leader - Arthur. Geoff and Marg.