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Thomas Howie Stevenson

Thomas Howie  Stevenson

Passed on: December 17th, 2017

It is with sadness that the family of Thomas Howie Stevenson announces his passing on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Glace Bay General Hospital with his daughters Corinne and Ina at his side. Tom was born on April 11, 1924 on Tower Road, Glace Bay.
He was the son of immigrants from Scotland and was the first child in his family to be born in Canada.
Tom left school to begin training with Dr. Grant as a dental technician and finished his training while serving with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps during World War II. After the war he returned to Glace Bay and ran his own dental lab until his retirement.
Tom was a people-person. Poppy to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he loved nothing more than being surrounded by his family. He loved to hunt and fish, but mostly just to be outdoors and to tramp through the woods. He was a member of Branch 119 Tower Road Legion where he played darts every Monday night for 50 years. He also loved to skate. It was where he met his wife, Rosella, and the two skated together until they were 80.
Tom is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rosella (Pink) Stevenson; his daughters, Corinne Stevenson (Keith Macdonald) and Ina MacEachern; granddaughters, Jeannie MacEachern, Trina MacEachern and Breanna Langley; great-grandchildren, Keagan and Kaylee Muise; sister, Anne Linton (Jim Long); sisters-in-law, Jean Stevenson, Vera Deering and Teresa Pink, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Ann (Howie) Stevenson; his brother, Edward Stevenson (Jean Sinclair); his older brother, John, who was killed in action in World War II; two infant brothers; in-laws, Alvin Pink, Elsie Pink, Walter Pink, David (Teresa) Pink, Albert (Deanie) Pink; niece, Tracey Pink and nephew, Chris Pink.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Regional Emergency Department, who gave him the best care he could have had. Thanks too to the staff on 3rd West Glace Bay General who went over and above what was required of them. But most all, a special thanks goes to everyone at Taigh Na Mara where Tom lived for the past 7 years. Their care and compassion will not be forgotten.
Tom Stevenson was a devoted family man who loved his family, his work and life in general. He had a smile for everyone. He was the greatest man we ever knew. We were blessed, and he will be missed but not forgotten. He is at peace now.
There will be no visitation as per Tom’s wishes. A private family service will be held sometime in the new year. Donations in Tom’s honor 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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