Born on April 21, 1983 in Pocatello, Idaho he lived most of his life in the Spokane area.
He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but ventured away from organized religion as a youth to find and pursue other beliefs.
He found himself in the earth-based faith of Paganism where he enjoyed celebrating with the drum circle, performing with the singing group and serving as a Circle Guardian.
Michael loved the outdoors and as a youth was an avid Boy Scout, earning the rank of Life Scout.
He believed that God existed in the outdoors and that everything he did in life was a sacred task.
Michael graduated from Riverside High School in 2001 where he was active in wrestling and choir.
He had recently enrolled in Whitworth University to pursue his MBA.
On December 18, 2004 he married the love of his life, Kira.
On June 6, 2008 Damian was born and Michael was very proud to be a daddy.
Cute little Ivy joined the family on November 29, 2009.
Michael enjoyed playing and camping with his children and loved them dearly.
At the time of his passing, Michael was employed at Charlie’s Produce as an Organic Produce Buyer.
He had been employed there for ten years and was passionate about his work and was an expert in his field.
Michael loved his family, enjoyed monthly family potlucks with his siblings and taught his children that “Families are Forever”.
He is severely missed by his family, friends and co-workers.
Michael is survived by his children, Damian Michael and Ivy Eleanor Stewart, his former wife Kira Stewart, his parents Greg (Hanna) Stewart-Longhurst and Kim (Brent) Heath, his siblings Justin (Ashley) Stewart, Ginanne (Jordan) Mitchell, Ariella Stewart and Lydia Stewart.
He is also survived by step siblings Hannabeth, Dominick, Maria and Luigi Franchino and Darryl, Kevin and Courtney Heath.
Other survivors that will miss him intensely are a niece, two nephews and two nephews on the way along with dozens of grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held to show love for Michael and celebrate his life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2nd at the LDS Spokane Stake Center, 1620 E. 29th Avenue, Spokane, Washington.
All are welcome.