STEVENSON, JOHN AUGUSTINE,
Our dear Lord realized “Johnny” had finished his work here on earth and called him home on Thursday, November 22, 2018. At the age of 90 he had fulfilled his duty as a helper, defender and protector of all who crossed his path.
Born in Tecumseh, Ontario on October 2, 1928 he moved to England and as a teenager worked in an Airplane factory during the war. He returned to Canada where he held several careers including Ambulance Attendant at KW Hospital, Police Officer with the Waterloo Township Police and Attendance Counsellor with the Waterloo County District School Board.
John saved lives, counselled youth, and selflessly assisted family, friends, strangers and anyone in need. He brought a smile and a laugh to everyone he knew and anyone he came in contact with. He lived life to the fullest everyday. His greatest enjoyment was travelling and exploring North America with his beloved wife. We find comfort knowing he is reunited with his brother and side-kick, Richard. Heaven get ready for endless laughter and shenanigans! “Till we Meet Again.”
John will be lovingly missed by his dear wife of 67 years, Beatrice (Dietrich) Stevenson whom he married on September 15, 1951. He will be forever remembered and adored by his children and grandchildren; Bob & wife Betty Stevenson and their children Mike (Cindy), Mark (Jay), Matt (Abbi); Tom & wife Christine Stevenson and their children Keith, John, Dayna, Glenn, Sarah; Sandra & husband Anthony Wojteczko and their children Shayne (Fran) and Tiara (Zach). Great-grandfather to Tyler, Eric (Chantal), Brody, Mae, Archer, and great-great-grandfather to Jozlyn and Felicity. Survived by his sister Alice and his nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his parents John (of Leeds England) and Rose (Brady) Stevenson (of Dundee Scotland) and his siblings Gordon, Vera, Margarete and Richard.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg. Interment in St. Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery.
We cannot express enough gratitude to the Nurses and all staff at Nithview Community Long Term Care for the exemplary care and love shown to John and our family. The dignity and respect given was second to none. You are angels here on earth.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca