Here is the message that we originally posted on social media on February 15, 2017.
I'd like to give my sincere condolences to Stuart McLean's family and The Vinyl Cafe team. Stuart was such a great human and I'm so sorry to learn of his passing today.
The Zunior Family has been connected with The Vinyl Cafe Family for a long time acting as their official online store. We were first connected with Stuart by our family at Outside Music almost 10 years ago. Stuart and his team have been so great to us over that time and it has been a pleasure to come to know him over the years.
On a personal note, Stuart was always so great to my wife and kids. He would even offer them a freezie when we would visit his house!
On a musical note, Stuart has been a great friend to independent Canadian music, live Canadian music, and new Canadian artists. He toured like a punk band and he has our ultimate respect for his passion and dedication to music as part of his live shows and his radio shows.
I know that Stuart's wit, intelligence, and compassion will live on for all time through his stories, recordings and connections he made with people all over the world.
Thanks for being an original Stuart, and so long for now!