STEVEN­SON, Ed­ward (Chuck)

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

It is with great sad­ness that the fam­ily of Ed­ward Steven­son, of Glace Bay, an­nounce his pass­ing on Fri­day, May 19, 2017 at Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Ed was born on June 12, 1927 in Tower Road, Glace Bay. While grow­ing up in Tower Road, Ed played nu­mer­ous sports and also en­joyed fish­ing and other out­side ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ed was a mem­ber of the Cana­dian Army from De­cem­ber 1944 through Septem­ber 1945. Shortly af­ter com­plet­ing his mil­i­tary ser­vice, Ed moved to New York City, where he pur­sued box­ing. Ed com­peted in the 1948 New York City Golden Gloves Box­ing Tour­na­ment.

Ed re­turned to Glace Bay in 1954 to marry Jean (Sin­clair) Steven­son. Ed and Jean even­tu­ally set­tled in Con­necti­cut, where they built a home and raised a fam­ily. In his ear­lier years in Con­necti­cut, Ed worked as a roofer, a gro­cery store man­ager and a con­struc­tion worker. His pri­mary job dur­ing his time in Con­necti­cut was as an ice rink man­ager and the di­rec­tor of youth hockey pro­grams. Ed was well known and rec­og­nized as a suc­cess­ful high school hockey coach.

Ed and Jean re­turned to Glace Bay in 1986 and set­tled into Jean’s child­hood home on Brook­land Street. Ed con­tin­ued his hockey coach­ing ca­reer in Glace Bay, join­ing the staff of the Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity Ca­pers. Ed loved spend­ing time in the coun­try. He and Jean of­ten took day trips out to the Mira area and spent many overnights in the Mar­ga­rees, were they would sight see, pic­nic, and of­ten wet a line.

Ed was very proud of his Scot­tish her­itage. One of his fond­est mem­o­ries was a re­tire­ment trip he and Jean took to Scot­land, where they traced their fam­ily roots while vis­it­ing Dun­fermline, Glas­gow, Ayr­shire, and the He­brides.

Ed was a coun­try mu­sic fan and also loved bag­pipe mu­sic. His fa­vorite coun­try mu­si­cian was Hank Wil­liams Sr. and his fa­vorite song was The Flower of Scot­land.

Ed is sur­vived by his wife, Jean (Sin­clair) Steven­son; his son, Ed (Heather); his daugh­ter, Heather (Paul) Alaverdy; grand­chil­dren, Kyle Alaverdy, Mathew Alaverdy, Kyla and Fiona; brother, Tom (Rosella); sis­ter, Ann Lin­ton (Jim Long), and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Ed was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, Ed­ward and Ann McDougall (Howie) Steven­son; his two in­fant broth­ers, in­clud­ing his twin, and his older brother, John, who was killed in ac­tion dur­ing WW II.

There will be no visi­ta­tion as per Ed’s wishes. A ser­vice will be held on Tues­day, May 23 at 2 p.m. at Pat­ten Fu­neral Home and Chapel.

Do­na­tions in Ed’s hon­our can be made to the char­ity of one’s choos­ing or by help­ing some­one in need.

On­line con­do­lences can be sent to www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

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