ROBERT WIL­LIAM STEVENS

The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

Fe­bru­ary 27, 1 926 Septem­ber 1 6, 2018

Passed away at Tril­lium Lodge in Parksville, Bri­tish Columbia on Septem­ber 16, 2018, af­ter en­coun­ter­ing an ag­gres­sive skin cancer.

With 92 years well lived and in very good health, Dad was pre­de­ceased by his lov­ing wife, Jane; and is sur­vived by his two chil­dren, Jane Westlake and John Stevens; grand­chil­dren, John Westlake (Se­bas­tian Cos­grove), Di­ane Faulkner (Mac), Cole Stevens; and two adored great­grand­daugh­ters, Mae and Lau­ren. “Gramps” was also the lov­ing step-fa­ther of Mary Parkin­son (Brian), Peter Richard­son (Sheila) and the late Carol Richard­son, step-grand­fa­ther of Katie, Erin and Luke. Dad is sur­vived by his sis­ter in law and friend of over 80 years, Nancy Arnoldi of Hal­i­fax.

Dad was born in Guild­ford, Eng­land on Fe­bru­ary 27, 1926, but a visit to fam­ily in Toronto in 1939 co­in­cided with the out­break of WWII so he and his mother re­mained in Canada. A grad­u­ate of UCC, Dad was a lover of life, con­nois­seur of clas­si­cal mu­sic, fine wood­work, an afi­cionado of WWII his­tory and avi­a­tion who also nur­tured exquisitely per­fect rose blos­soms. Al­ways a gen­tle­man, he ex­uded a bright, pos­i­tive, creative spirit, the years never de­ter­ring a tremen­dous zest for life even when it came to zip-lin­ing up­side down in Costa Rica at age 80 or even later at 90 crawl­ing through the cot­tage at­tic for the source of a ceil­ing leak! Dad’s vi­sion and cher­ished place, our cot­tage on 12 Mile Bay, re­mains his bless­ing, our fam­ily trea­sure of sun­shine, sun­sets, his mem­ory and great legacy. A pri­vate fam­ily memo­rial will be held in mid No­vem­ber. There will be a cel­e­bra­tion of Dad’s life at the Toronto Cricket Skat­ing and Curl­ing Club for fam­ily and friends on Sat­ur­day, No­vem­ber 17 from 4 -6 p.m. If de­sired, do­na­tions in his mem­ory may be made to For­ward House (sup­port­ing adults with men­tal health chal­lenges), Parksville, BC or the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety.

To send a con­do­lence to the

fam­ily please visit www.yates­memo­rial.ca Yates Memo­rial Ser­vices

1.877.264.3848

“Lives Cher­ished and Cel­e­brated”

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